Leadville with the Sandovals

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The kids were all super excited this past weekend to spend time at the cabin with their friends the Sandoval family. Good thing our house sign, “Mr. Moose,” is finally all rusted up and ready to greet visitors. Thanks Papa!


First upon arrival the girls had some type of yard work to do. Not quite sure what this all entailed. But it looked crazy.


Our big activity for the weekend was again a first for our family. We had been thinking about purchasing kayaks for Turquoise Lake but figured we should first try to rent them first once. Although instead of kayaks we decided on canoes. Why you ask? Badge Work! Of course there is a canoeing badge to be had. The rental guys were all down at Twin Lakes this weekend so we all ventured down there for the day. This lake is calmer and not so big so it seemed perfect for our first attempt.

Here we are going through badgework before hitting the water. This included all sorts of stroke and safety instruction. Good thing I had the sense to google everything related to canoes before heading out.


Launch Time! Syd was a little nervous to say the least.


Once we got the hang of our strokes on the water it was time to play some games. One such game was follow the leader.


It was amazingly peaceful out on the water. Very relaxing and rejuvenating. We definitely need to look into some sort of Leadville water craft.



After about an hour on the water Sydney was ready for a break. That meant it was Reagan’s turn! Sydney would not be bored because while one group was on the water another group was on the shore with Mr. Robert taking fishing lessons. Yep, the fishing badge! Robert is a big fisherman so he was more then happy to share his hobby with the kids. He came prepared with a variety of poles and bait so that the kids could get a feel for several types.



After Twin Lakes we took the Sandovals to the Leadville Fish Hatchery to complete the fishing theme. Always a fun stop for kids. We then finished out the day with ATV rides and play at the cabin. During one ATV ride the Bone Collector came home with this treasure. I told you this kid has a thing for spotting weird stuff in the woods. Scary!