Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Camping/Boating in Cresap Bay

My brother bought a boat last year, but we haven't been able to connect on a weekend to play...until this summer.  We booked our campsites months and months ago at their favorite spot: Cresap Bay (about a 2 hour drive south for us). We had zero cell reception for 2 days, and it felt amazing! 

After a scorching hot summer, as luck would have it, we woke up to rain!  It wasn't cold, but it was dreary and wet.  We had planned to get on the boat early, but instead had a wet breakfast and then walked around the campground to check out the area.  Totally gorgeous...even in the rain.


We arrived at the swimming area and were shocked by how warm the water was! Seriously..seemed warmer than the air outside! So we agreed to let the kids go change and swim in the lake in the rain!
Can't let a little rain stop us!

As soon as the rain let up, we rushed onto the boat to see if we could catch a few dry hours.  The kids were huddled around the heaters because they were wet from swimming.


 The water was as smooth as glass! So even though it was still dreary, Bryce inflated this super tube and started pulling the crew around. They loved it!



We escaped off the lake just in time for the rain to start up again.  We were definitely glad to have the canopy that trip!  And did I mention the state-wide burn band meant no campfires, not charcoal (i.e. no dutchoven)??  Ugh!  It hardly felt like camping. We used our propane BBQ to make hotdogs and roast marshmallows, but it was really a bummer we couldn't have a campfire. 

 The weather was glorious the next day so we packed up for a fun day on the lake!


This little one didn't even mind that bulky life jacket. 

After some coaching from Uncle Bryce, Carson got up on the wake board after a few tries...stayed up and went on a few runs. I'm so proud of him! It's not easy to get it right off...but he was amazing and really enjoyed it! 


Addy couldn't get up on the wake board, but easy popped up with the knee board.



And even Trevor popped right up on the wake board. Typical! He is a natural.

Rylan practicing his form on the boat.


Unfortunately, he couldn't stay steady enough to get pulled out the water, but he was super brave for trying.  (He got another chance at the end of the month to knee board and got right up!)





Once the water got a little rough, we found a secluded spot and let the kids swim for a couple hours before we had to pack up.



The Dalleys and their boat! We can't thank these guys enough for such a fun weekend!

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