We loaded up the hooligans and went to one of our favorite retreats for an overnight stay last week. Coming over the mountain and seeing the beauty of this lake glaring up at us always captures my attention. The various blues are always so vivid, and the clouds wondrously float above it like mounds of cotton candy in the sky. It beckons a visit from us every time we try to pass by, and on this occasion we gave in. JM and I relaxed on the beach while the kids splashed in the cool water, and hunted for seashells. It was a beautiful afternoon. I think next time I might have to get in with them!