Finally, by Sunday morning, my headache had receded enough to consider wakeboarding. But, I was actually fighting off the same Bronchitis John eventually was diagnosed with, so in hindsight, that was why I was actually so tired - that even without the pain, I nearly chose the air mattress over the boat that morning.
I'm so glad, though, that I got my rear end up. And, got out on the board. The water was perfect - just as warm as you could possibly want - the kind of glass you dream for - outside temps great too. It was a bit hazier though - the area around us has been inundated with forest fires, so even in Eugene the smokey haze had moved in. Oh well, it makes for a bit more golden glow with the pictures.
Do you think my soul needed this? I can't even tell you how much...
We hadn't captured pics of Mikayla or Nati on the board yet with the Cannon camera - so it was their turns next.
Mikayla's big goal was to cross the wake - but she kept over-thinking it and backing off. (Hence the head thrown back in defeat).
But, finally, she got it -
And, was back and forth and back again after that. =)
Next up - Nati - who loves boarding almost as much as her mom loves slalom. Love that smile!!!
I took a couple of "cuddly pics" with Ellie and my otter. I wish I could share what made Brayden so giggly, but it's altogether inappropriate outside of family....
Upon return to camp, we probably had the quickest, most efficient camp clean-up ever and were back home sorting through over a dozen loads of laundry by 2pm. I wish I could say this was my favorite trip ever - but, between headaches and other health issues amongst us, I just can't give it a "10". But, in terms of all that we "could control" - we made it the best we could!!! =)