We are very lucky that my family owns a cabin on Lake Champlain, and we are able to spend time there throughout the summer. Since Chris had Monday off for Memorial Day we decided it was a perfect chance to go up for a long weekend and give Lewis his first lake experience. It was unfortunately cold and rainy on Saturday and Sunday. We spent most of our time indoors for those two days, although we did go out a little to show Lewis around and see what he thought of the lake.
Sunday my parents and one of my sisters joined us. We went out for BBQ for lunch, and then relaxed inside the cabin for the afternoon and evening and tried to will the clouds and rain to go away. Eventually by the evening the sky was mostly clear, but it was still quite chilly out.
Monday we had much nicer weather. We did some work around the camp, gardening, adding gravel to the driveway to patch the deepest/muddiest ruts, etc. We also took some time to relax and enjoy the sunshine and of course let Lewis play around more. (He loved digging his hands into the damp gravel and picking up sandy handfuls to squish around. He actually did really well with not trying to eat any of the tiny rocks, although he did pop a whole dandelion into his mouth again.)
He was really interested to try to walk into the lake, but it was way too chilly. Hopefully it will be much warmer when we are back in the end of June!
We spent a long time out in the lawn looking out at the lake, exploring the stone steps, etc. Lewis was extremely interested in the tulips blooming in the gardens, and at one point took off at a fast crawl to go explore them.
It was a very nice weekend despite the cold wet start. Too bad we had to leave mid-afternoon on Monday and couldn’t just stay there to enjoy the lovely weather!