This place won my heart years ago. I use to spend a good chunk of my Summers here. Bobbing around with a Mike's Hard Lime Slushy, jumping off the tower, tubing, sailing, fishing (ok, watching), exploring, stoking and hanging around the camp fire, making s'mores to perfection, and all with some of my favorite people. So many fond memories.
I was beyond excited to finally return. And for those who weren't able to join me...I hope these pictures make your heart swell. I was thinking about you all and hope we can all return here together someday soon.
Five years away was too long. For the most part, it still looks the same and still has the same magic.
The weather was absolutely perfect. Highs in the 80's. Sunshine. The water was warm enough to actually swim and bob around in for as long as we liked. (I say "actually" because I thought it would be cold due to all the rain, but no. Kansas' warm water lakes did not let my cold blood down). The dam was rushing. It was fun exploring and sharing this magical place with newbies.
Check out this crazy centipede!
I don't think I could have asked for a better weekend.