This place had everything.
We hiked. We jet-skied. We kayaked. We cliff-jumped. We boated. We beached it. We picnicked. We white-water rafted. We picked huckleberries. We ate lots of icecream. And we spent some days just hanging out in the cabin all day, playing Settlers & doing puzzles.
Just our family.
For two whole weeks.
It was dreamy.
OK, not always dreamy.
It was some seriously intense family time & I'm thinking we don't need to have Family Home Evening for months.
But I'd still call it dreamy.
And much more action-packed than I expected it to be. Baby and all.
We got to know this cute little town of McCall pretty well by the time we left.
We knew where to get the best pizza (Home Town Pizza), and where to get the best wings to go (Lardo's) . We found the best little bakery (Flight of Fancy) with things like huckleberry lemon cake & awesome cinnamon rolls.
We shopped at Paul's Market & hit the McCall Candy Shop.
And then there's Ice Cream Alley. I think we went there every other day!
And the lake! We knew there was a lake nearby, but we were not prepared to be totally blown away by it's awesome-ness! It was the most beautiful lake I have ever seen. So obviously, we wanted to spend alot of time there.
Along the road to our cabin. I love this picture.
I love farmer's markets & this one was so great. There were baskets of potatoes that were just dug from the ground that morning! This city girl was in heaven! And there was tons of fresh meat from ranchers in the area. We picked up some ribeye steaks that were the best we've ever had. Yee-haw!
So here's our cabin.
Also known as the McCall Nintendo Detox Center. No video games of any kind were allowed. They went through withdrawals for a day or two, and then the most amazing thing happened. They were OK. They didn't die. They read books & drew pictures & played Risk & Ticket to Ride.
It was miraculous.
The wrap-around porch was awesome, but we could have done without the mosquitoes. We had to be all Off-ed up to go out there.
We finished four puzzles & played Settlers a ton.
Brian discovered his inner grill-man on this trip. He was so into it. And he made us some great stuff!
The kids were perfectly happy to not leave the cabin all day & just play board games. They love it. I do too.