Thursday, August 6, 2009

Lake trip

Two weekends ago, we took Avery on her first trip to Lake Chatuge. This is basically a rite of passage for any child who lives in our county. Shayne's grandmother has a camper at the lake that we recently "inherited." I have been reluctant to take Avery because the camper is very old and basically the size of a closet. It's really too small for the two of us, let alone adding a baby and the 102+ things you have to take for them. Being that we frequent the lake every summer and we were going through lake-withdrawal, we decided to chance it. We only stayed a night and it actually went really well. The lake was a little too cold for Avery, so our actual time in the lake was limited. The Georgia Mountain Fair was going on that weekend, so we decided to let Avery have her first fair experience as well.

This was also one of those sentimental, "can you believe it?!?" kind of moments. As we sat on the porch at our camper, we reminisced about past lake trips. When Shayne was growing up, he spent most (if not all) of his summers staying at this very same camper with his grandparents. Ironically, I use to stay in the same campground whenever I came to the lake with a couple of my friends. We most likely crossed paths many times without ever realizing it. Now here we were, sitting at the lake in the very same campground...with our child....holy cow!

We had a great time and know this was the first of many lake trips.