Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Lake Havasu, July 1987

We're back from 11 wonderful days at Lake Tahoe. We all had an awesome time. The weather was perfect, the company was great, there was way too much food and the time flew as it always does. There are stories to be told and pics to be posted. I'm going to keep you in suspense, unless of course you read my daughters blog, until I finish my series of past vacations. Wouldn't want to go out of order or anything. :o)

In July of 1987, Hubby, me, the kiddos and my in-laws went to Lake Havasu for 5 days. We put all of our gear in the boat and found a campsite on the Lake. I had never been there before. It was hotter than blazes. Probably around 120 degrees during the day. I doubt that it cooled down much below 100 at night. We set up our camp right on the water and pretty much stayed in the water, unless we were asleep. The only problem with this was that my son was 3 1/2 and HATED the water. We had to practically force him to get in. In this picture you can see him sitting on the back of the ski tube, as close to shore as possible.

One person who loved the water was our 4 month old golden retriever puppy, Candy. She was wet more than she was dry. If we wanted her to get out for awhile, we had to tie her up.

When we set up camp, we set up a camp 'potty' a few feet from our campsite. It had a curtain around it for privacy. One evening my 5 year old daughter went to go potty. Our golden retriever was tied up in the campsite. Our daughter started to scream bloody murder. Before any of us could get to her to see what was wrong, Candy broke her leash and ran to rescue her. What was wrong was that we had set up the 'potty' too close to the bushes. It was dusk and the mosquitoes were apparently living in the bushes. When my poor daughter went to go potty the mosquitoes had literally attacked her. When we got to her they were all over her. We had to put her in the water to get them off of her. The next morning when she woke up she had 77 welts (I think....I'm sure my daughter will correct me if I'm wrong) all over her tiny little body. She itched so bad that we had to go into Havasu City and find a drugstore to buy Benadryl. I felt so sorry for the poor little thing. To this day she absolutely hates mosquitoes.

This picture is of me and the kids in front of the bridge in Havasu City. Keep in mind that it's 1987, but what is up with the way we used to tuck our shirts into our shorts?

We spent the days skiing, tubing, floating and laying in the shade. Aside from the mosquitoes and a child who hated the water, we had a good time.

Total cost for 5 days.....$95.00

Next up....Introducing the kids to Lake Tahoe, August 1987.


Lori said...

Mosquitoes are spawn from the underworld.

Dena said...

nice shorts, ginny! :o)

oh my goodness, i totally remember having the 'camp toilet', i kept getting into trouble because I would drop the roll of toilet paper into the hole....ah, the memories! :o)