Even Boo was happy to wear a life vest.
Mom and Dad were having a good time too.
Then it was time to turn around and head back. We had boated for an hour and a half up to the town of Priest River. We went up a tributary and enjoyed looking at houses on the water. Some you could tell had been in the family for a couple of generations, each making small improvements. Then there were brand new second homes/ mansions too. Life seemed to be so relaxed and simple. When we turned back, it had grown much cooler and cloudier, but still beautiful.
We made a beeline back to the marina- see why below....
One marmot in the park
Two marmots in the park
Third marmot will not park and cries almost the whole way back!
Sunset at Schweitzer
Coming down off our mountain high
The back flip everyone loves
We returned home Sunday evening. We decided on the way home that we should use our precious huckleberries to make scones on Monday morning. But before we had breakfast, Selah ran in to tell me that we have a plum tree and there were baskets of ripe fruit to pick. Our lot is full of surprises!
Here's a little sampling of our Monday morning harvest. Perfect fall colors!The huckleberry scones found a companion in whipped cream. This inspired Daddy's two projects that day- or so I like to think.
Upon finishing breakfast, Daddy set off with his own plans and the two older kids left with Great grandma. I tried to plan our homeschool lessons, but Boo would have none of that...argh. Still how can you be mad when you just had a gorgeous brunch? Upon returning home in the afternoon, the kids found a new rope swing in the backyard! Daddy of the year award coming for sure! He also put trim around the windows of the playhouse which is less glamorous to write about, but oh so necessary to the remodel. So I guess that makes just about the best Labor Day weekend we've ever had!
Watch out Mom!