our second week at sturbridge was a busy one.
we only had one down/lazy day.
i am not blogging these in order, mostly due to our terrible internet and i’m waiting to get some pictures from derek’s phone and it’s taking a million cyber light years.
so, i’ll begin with a trip we took on thursday, to bigelow hollow state park. it’s actually just across the border in connecticut and a quick drive from our site. it was super hot that day, so dipping into a cool lake sounded like the perfect activity.
we had no idea what we were doing, but upon arrival took an obligatory “we are here” pic:
we followed some teenagers who looked like they knew what they were doing and ended up at this majestic spot.
we had our own little picnic table right next to the beach and the kids, after our quarter mile hike in the sweltering heat, hopped straight in.
the water was just right. refreshing, but not icy. warm in spots. and crystal clear.
here’s the view of our beach spot, from the water. it was perfect.
and another anna.
and more crazel.
she said “take a picture of me, doing this” and then did this.
the girls, throwing rocks.
when everyone was occupied, i swam out “to the deep end” and anna snapped a pic.
it was very quiet in our little section and the kids had so much fun. isaac and anna even frolicked with one another with no arguing. 🙂
after a bit, we changed and made the hike back to the car. everyone had to find walking sticks, which is a very important part to every hike.
hazel needed two walking sticks.
the park was very damp and shady. the kids kept calling it the dark forest from harry potter.
back at the campsite, we headed straight to the beach, where this kid busted out her art kit for some coloring.
and this one proceeded to get covered in sand from head to toe.
since everyone was already a sandy disaster, we decided to get some ice cream and just make the most of it. 🙂
and that’s the end of our bigelow hollow state park day of adventure.