Sunday, July 19, 2015

Lava Hot Springs

We had a great Waite Reunion at Lava Hot Springs July 16th through the 18th. We took David, MaryAnne, Dallin, Joshua and Lydia.  Emma was at band camp.  Matthew, Julia and Bethany stayed home to work.  

It was so great to see all the Waite family and catch up with what is happening in their lives.  We had a great time camping at Lava Hot Springs.  The kids had a great time floating down the river by our camp and they loved swimming together.  The pools were the perfect temperature for my liking.  I like swimming when the water isn't cold.  The wind made it slightly cool to be swimming, but it was still fun.

Joshua and Keaton became great friends and played together really well.  Lydia and Hailee got along and had fun together after they remembered each other.  MaryAnne and Denae had fun playing and proved they could both hula hoop very well.

Neil took the children and floated down the river after swimming on Friday.  It was a longer trip than Joshua and Lydia really wanted to do.  Joshua was tired after swimming and actually feel asleep in his tube.  It was a fun experience for the children and I am grateful that Neil was willing to take them.  Dallin held on tight to his tube the whole trip.  He went around an island on a different side than Neil and the others, but he came out ok.

The kids had fun making Waite Reunion shirts.  It was a great idea that Molly and Candice had to let the kids make shirts using stencils. They turned out great!

 We got rained on the last night, but our tent did ok.  We all had wet shoes because we left them outside. It wasn't a big deal though.

We won't see the Waite family again until we come back from Virginia next year.  We will miss them and I am glad we got this chance to see them.  The food was good, and  the conversation was great.  The only thing I would change was the trains that came by and blew their horns at all hours of the night.

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