June 1-3, 2015
On our way to Yosemite National Park, we stopped at a little place called Millerton Lake, just north of Fresno. It was a nice break to get some school done and have some good fun swimming. We were able to find just the spot for swimming with a nice sandy bottom and a very gradual decline, perfect for small children.
After conquering the school tasks, we decided to spend the afternoon playing in the water. We packed our snacks and headed down to the lake. We had a blast. Nate made sure to bring the goggles, snorkel, and paddle boards for everyone. I decided that a mud fight was in order since it was sandy and clay bottom. Hey…my rule about mud is that you have to be in your swim suits to do it. I was obeying my own rules. 🙂 I ended up laughing so hard at watching Nate and our kids getting covered with big splats of mud. Ali ended up with a huge splat in her face and the look on her face was priceless as she got a taste of mud. Abby got a few splats in the face, accidently, also. She was not too happy about that, but she continued to throw mud back at me. Ali got smart and started using her paddle board as a shield. Dang it! I wanted to keep clobbering her with mud balls! Nate kept telling me that my face was covered also, but I had not noticed. As a child, I lived in mud holes whenever I spent time at my father’s home. This was a great time for me to let my hair down and get muddy again.
Oh, and Nate also cooked the best dutch oven pork chops and potatoes ever.