Blue Lake VanSlam 2015

Milkshakes at the 59er Diner

Milkshakes at the 59er Diner

So we’re headed off again.  This time to the annual Sun Lakes summer bash with family and friends.

Our departure day was a scorcher with eastern Washington temperatures in the 100’s and a nasty layer of smoke blanketing the normally cobalt blue skies.

So, without any further delay, let’s just have a look at the video highlight reel:

Leane and Hendrix - Photo by Kingston

Leane and Hendrix – Photo by Kingston

Other than a hurricane force wind and dust storm on Friday night the weather was just about perfect, mid 80’s during the day and low 70’s at night.

If it seems like I glossed over that wind storm it is because I didn’t want to dwell on the fact that it smashed up our canoe, and demolished several tents at the camp.  Oh well, that canoe was pretty much destroyed when I brought it back from the dead last winter… I guess we’ll just have to fix it again.

Here are a few photos from our adventure.

The fishing party

The fishing party

Playtime in the "Octagon"

Playtime in the “Octagon”

The "Fun Universe"

The “Fun Universe”

Now for some cliff diving excitement:

Leane and Amy

Leane and Amy

Duke Danger and Richie

Duke Danger and Richie

Uncle B

Uncle B

"Hey, I can fly"

“Hey, I can fly”

We had the sweetest little neighbors camping next to us

We had the sweetest little neighbors camping next to us

Camden... Truly a free spirit with NO fear.

Camden… Truly a free spirit with NO fear.

I gotta say this little guy captured a piece of my heart.  He didn’t realize he was only 3 years old and figured he could do just about anything a big kid or an adult could do.  One minute he was headed out into the lake, bobbing around in his life jacket, the next he was riding his strider bike down the boat ramp… much to the astonishment of his dear mother, who could barely keep up with the little dude.

 

 

 

The smoke from the wildfires made for some epic sunsets

The smoke from the wildfires made for some epic sunsets

Baby nap time

Baby nap time

That’s about it for this episode of the Adventure Journal.  I could keep typing words all day but I would never be able to really describe how wonderful it is to be blessed with some many wonderful friends and a beautiful loving family.

Thank you all.

Kat

 

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About Jeff Katzer

Welcome friends. I'm a cyclist, hiker, motorbike rider, kayaker, photographer, videographer, ukulele player, snowshoer, XC skier, and BEST of all - a grandpa. Somewhere in that list above you'll find the theme of the Adventure Journal.
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2 Responses to Blue Lake VanSlam 2015

  1. Norma Jean Niemiec says:

    How sweet it is. What a trip for these little ones.

    Sent from Windows Mail

  2. Kevin says:

    Nice! Loved the cliff jump and dive action shots. Was the stop action on Cadence?
    And hope the canoe is OK!

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