We got there, and I hung the bunting off the back deck.
They were chatting away, just enjoying the moment!
We took a boat ride.
Anchoring in a favorite cove for a little swim.
Hannah was raring to go. But Claire needed a little coaxing.
And after some encouragement, she did it!
She clung to Daddy though, because she didn't like the "Kee Weed" or sea weed, (lake kelp) that can be felt in the more shallow parts of the lake.
There is something about a lake, particularly, a mountain lake, that is just so tranquil. I could sit on the boat forever, bobbing along, enjoying the sights. I love to see the cabins that dot the shoreline. Both rustic and grand. Canoes, and lake toys that sit waiting to be enjoyed. The people, and families, as they play and relax in this beautiful place.
We went in to prepare for dinner at the cabin, before the big festivities of the night on the lake. I loved this shot I snapped of Jake and Claire, all snuggled up on the boat on our way in.
Walking down the dock, I loved seeing Hannah with American Flag held high.
We had a delicious, but simple BBQ. Grilled hot dogs, sausages, chili, fresh fruit, and corn on the cob, and grilled zucchini from my garden.
It really hit the spot. After cleaning up, we headed back down to the lake for the fireworks show. We left the marina about 8:00, just as darkness was falling.
Jake broke out the glo sticks and necklaces for the girls.
We headed down to the end of the lake, where the fireworks were to be held. So many boats, with night lights on, cruising slowly to find the perfect spot. And then we waited, for the nine o'clock hour, and the festivities to begin. We set our radio to coincide with the music that was prepared to play with the fireworks show. Patriotic songs that made our hearts swell with pride, that we live in our America. And then, the show began.
We oohed, and ahhhed, and enjoyed this warmer than usual night on the lake with our family. The show was beautiful against the black mountain sky of Big Bear.
See you for more of our Big Bear Weekend tomorrow.