THE FAMILY ON VACATION IN KALISPELL
Picture Scavenger Hunt
Treasure chest was not impervious to water (or sand)
R and Scott at a Kalispell playground
Brad worked long and hard on this fortress, which survived the whole week despite being built upon the sand. Perhaps it's because the rains never came down and the floods never came up.
Scott on the beach
Pebble beach at Beach on Flathead Lake
Grandpa was a great sport -- playing with the kids for long hours while the parents lazed in the sun.
Skiing was available when conditions permitted -- which was all day, every day. By day 2 or 3 I wondered if my back and arms would every recover. Although I felt like a tired old man, Scott was super-thrilled to witness every second of it. Long after the trip, he would still say "hit it" when we played with boats at the pool.
Scott wasn't so thrilled about the sea biscuit. In fact, he was pretty freaked out. Is anyone surprised? Brad said he wasn't scared, but we all know different.
Sadly, the fun came to an abrupt end when there was too much slack in a turn and the tow bar bent nearly in half. Skiing off-limits until repairs could be made.
Grandpa took all the kids out for a ride before bed (thus the pajamas) and entertained them all by chasing ducks around the water. Above anything else, this was the highlight for Scott -- judging by the squealing laughter, at least.
We tried chasing the ducks one last time at the end of the trip, and this time, Grandpa let Scott take the wheel.
THE LAKE HOUSE
Inside the house, the main activity was Guitar Hero, but there were a few moments when everyone gathered around to frown at the TV.
Grandma and Grandpa
Scott and H squeezed in a few final minutes of throwing things into the lake before our departure.