The past four day were absolute paradise. It was filled with water, sunshine, and s'mores. I loved it. I should start from the beginning.
After a long drive of music, laughter, and idle chatter, we arrived at our mossy paradise. We set up our tents and decided to take a stroll down to the beach a couple campsites down. Ahh, you should have seen it. It was like something from a story. The water was a serene body of crystalline blue. It was cool enough to ward off the heat, but warm enough to be pleasant. It's funny, I actually like swimming in cold water. So while everyone was shivering, I was quite comfortable with the water temperature. Dinner was
That morning was a pretty casual breakfast and lunch. We played a ton of games, and then went swimming. Ever since we arrived, I had been curios about the little island in the middle of the lake, and I asked if my brother and sister wanted to swim out to it. They agreed wholeheartedly, so we started to swim out. By the time we got past the No Wake zone for regular swimmers, I was exhausted. I decided to sit it out and wait for them on the buoys. But then I decided that, you know what? This is a one time thing, what's the worst that can happen?
When I woke up, there was a bird screaming at me from the treetops above. I checked my watch and it was 5:30.
Needless to say, it was not fun. Anywho, that morning my parents went on a 2 hour kayaking trip around the lake, leaving us three kids to play games. When they got back, they told us about a rope swing that they had found. Immediately we went to find it. What we found was more than I had ever expected. It was stunning.
|This is my paradise.|
The water was so clear and cool. It was almost too good to be true. We stayed out there for a long time, swimming and using the rope swing. It was like our own little cove. No one else was there, and it seemed almost untouched. It was absolutely gorgeous.
We woke up early, packed everything up, then went swimming again. It was wonderful. I usually ease myself into the water a little bit, letting myself get used to it before I just plow ahead, but this time, with no hesitation, I grabbed the rope swing and just jumped in. It was freezing for about one second, but then I got used to it and it was perfect. We spend a couple hours there before drying off, getting changed, and starting off on the 2 hour drive back home.
My brother brought a hammock, so half of the time I was lounging it, relaxing.
Overall, those four days were a blast. The rope swing was so cool, and I am very glad we went. It was a much needed get-away. :)