We’ve been on a family road-trip that started July 3rd. First we drove to Santa Cruz, then to Lake Almanor and then back to Santa Cruz to help with family beach house renovations. We spent the last weekend at Sam’s parent’s cabin and it was the just amount of slow needed to relax and just be. Sam and his parents built this cabin together in 2000. I had been once before when we were dating 9 year ago, but this was the first time we have brought Waylon and Zeke. Here’s our lakeside visit in fragmented sentences and images that I’ll treasure forever and probably make into a million chatbooks ha ha.
Waylon at Peaceful Point…after coffee every morning we went here to throw the ball for Mia (their grandparent’s dog)….we took the paddle boards out and let the boys swim and Zeke found great joy in trying to drive Pop Pop’s van.
The lake was so high this year from all the rainfall that some of the benches are now underwater like the one below. The two metal pieces sticking up out of the water are the bones of a bench that Sam and I sat on one night when we were dating; no doubt I was dreaming of coming back here as his wife with our family.
We stopped in this empty lot to watch the sun set over Mount Lassen. The colors turned to the most beautiful muted colors with a shade of pink.
Sunday night bandstand show was an epic throwback, but what I loved most was watching Waylon play tag with all the kids on the playground and Zeke look dumbfounded at all the schnanagins….Cabin time in the cabin Sam built with his family! It’s gorgeous right?!
Thanks for enduring this long and personal post but a mama’s got to have a place to stash memories! Hope you’re making some good ones this summer too.