I fell in love with it the very first time DW took me down, but 14 years later, it’s the memories we’ve made there and the way our children have all loved it, too, that makes it even more special to us, year after year.
Our family always tries to get a weekend on the calendar in May before the summertime rush, and it always leaves us itching to go back for our full week. This year was no exception. We got the weekend before Memorial Day and it was fantastic.
We picked AB up from school and her buddy, Emma. The kids were all excited to get to the river. They played and played and begged us to let Emma spend the night. We decided we’d just pick her back up the next day and she could come down again. The next day the kids were in the water from the time we got there until 15 minutes before we left.
I seriously think Mamie is part mermaid. She is the happiest when she’s in the water. Blue Run is her happy place for sure! The googles were the best $4.00 purchase I’ve made in a while. They were a huge hit. The funniest thing is she wears them upside down. They’re “The Little Mermaid” who Mamie calls, “Ariel and mermaid” I ordered the girls’ flamingo floats from Academy back in April and couldn’t wait to get them blown up. They turned out super cute.
This was the trip Tucker decided he’d walk in, out and around the water by himself! So huge. Our spot on the river is perfect for little ones because they can just go in and out and there’s lots of clear playing room for them that isn’t too deep. Next summer will be even better, I’m sure, with him being more confident.
I’ll never forget Mamie’s sweet face when we saw this mermaid coming down the river in a kayak! It was precious! She was so excited to see a REAL mermaid! The girl was so sweet, too, to jump out and swim by on her way back up.
Everyone enjoyed Tay’s paddle board… especially these two little guys.
We tried the exploding melon trick with rubber bands, but that was a fail. Instead DW just pitched it to Adam who hit it and busted it. Because of the bands, it did bust in rings in places- which the girls were excited to have melon necklaces.
The weather was great all weekend and it was the best way to get us geared up for the summertime countdown!