Every year our friends, Robert and Kitty, rent the Balsam Lake Lodge. It's a rustic house, in the middle of nowhere, owned by the US Forest Service. It sleeps around 20 people so they invite all their family and friends. We opted to camp in our tent but took advantage of being close to the lodge. It's always great fun to meet new people and see some of the folks that come every year. Most of the folks there love to cook so there was a never ending buffet. Robert had a fish fry one night and smoked meat the next. There were tons of kids running around in a big group, playing the same games I use to play as a kid. So fun to watch. I think the biggest hit with our kids was the lake, as usual.
We brought our new dog, Pip, with us. She was great in the water. Good thing because it's what we do all summer.
She rode well in the canoe
The boys loved the paddle board
You can't find a much more beautiful setting
Pip even tested out the paddle board. She loved it!
Grady took her for a float
I couldn't find Emma for a sec..... She's good at hiding
Nice form, Josh
Getting ready to jump
Pip was ready too.
The whole fam, minus Mom
Back home, Emma and Pip were ready for bed.