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I had a wonderful time camping at the lake with hubby and the kids last week. We had a fun drive listening to music and taking in the beautiful scenery. It has finally rained here and everything is instantly green again. Praises because we got there safely, pleasantly, and with a latte in my hand. I’m just saying, hubby, music, and coffee, pretty much sums up my idea of paradise. God is good, indeed.

We had the best camp sites, right on the lake. The lake was teeming with life, lots of fish and birds, but very few bugs. I saw a dragonfly, but not a single mosquito. How perfect. There were these things I called mud suckers, skipping about in the shallow parts. I cannot see all that well, so they looked like miniature otters to me, but the kids said they were baby ducks. They were so not baby ducks.

A whole flock of Canadian honkers decided to come down for a rest, right in front of us which was quite charming. Geese are impressive, we’re often at a distance and forget how big they are.

The early morning was just breath-taking. Hubby is always up early and gets the coffee going. We took a walk together and watched the mist hover over the lake while the sun rose. I love to watch water vapor, it reminds me Genesis 1:2, “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

When the kids got tired of swimming, we drove into town and went bowling. Long ago, I used to bowl quite a bit, but it’s been awhile and I amΒ  horribly out of shape. I’m laughing here, but did you know that bowling is actually hard work? By the second game I was looking around for the toddler ball, the little five pound thing we use to teach the pee wees.

It was a delightful trip. I love to hear the tingling voices of kids having a good time and to see the smile on my hubby’s face when he is relaxed and taking it all in. We had a roaring fire, too much to eat, and good weather. It doesn’t get any better than that.