Friday, July 17, 2015

A Day at the Lake

We spent the day at Hungry Mother State Park, up in Marion, Virginia. An absolutely beautiful day for it, and we had a great time! 

Poor Ed is still burned from our "pool day," so I mostly kept him in the shade. Fortunately there are big oaks shading part of the beach, so we soon moved the blanket under them.

We rented a paddle boat again. I started off comfortably in the back, like Cleopatra in her green fiberglass barge, but they did make me so a bit of paddling! We went down a meandering little area of the lake which was lined with rhododendrons in bloom. Really lovely.

Mr. Krabs. (From Sponge Bob, you know!)

The diving platform. Katie found the high board rather... high. But eventually she Did jump!

Here she is, still dithering.

And here is her splash!

And afterwards we went to our favorite ice cream place in Virginia! They still don't have Cappuccino Crunch back, but I made do.

And Ed and Travis had fun with the crane machines! Ed got Minions for me and for Katie, and a green monkey.

Travis needed this dinosaur. He doesn't take after Ed in many obvious respects, but he does share Ed's deft touch with the crane machine!

Of course, having all these Minions inspires Ed to his best Evil Genius laugh! Mwah ha ha!

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