I'm very excited to be blogging about Dinkey Creek. Last time I blogged about Dinkey Creek was just to relive old memories.... not knowing if I would ever go back again. I'm so happy that our Dinkey Creek group got enough people that wanted to go this year and made it happen.
Unfortunately not my whole family got to be there. My parents drove to California with Kristy and her kids. There they met up with Lori and drove up to Dinkey Creek with her and her kids. Sadly both husbands couldn't go. I flew into Fresno on Tuesday night. This way... I only had to take one day off of work, but got to be there most of the week. I'm really glad I was able to go. It had been nine years since I was there, but when I was there... it was like I never left. Feels like home. So many memories there. Some things had changed, but most things were exactly the same. I loved falling asleep and waking up to the creek. Being surrounded by beautiful nature. I just love it there.
Dinkey Creek has the regular routine. I got there just in time for skit night on Tuesday night.
There is crafts for the kids every morning.
There is meal time.
The kids get dirty!
Thursday was Independence day. We didn't do much that was patriotic... except lots of people wore patriotic shirts... including me. I wore the one I made.
Every night I enjoyed sitting by the fire. The kids of course loved roasting marshmallows.
Then of course during the day.... we Swim! My favorite day is always the day we go to Shaver Lake. My dad rented a boat... the kids loved it.
The kids favorite is always Pollywog pond. The water was so low this year that it made it so the water was a little warm and was refreshing instead of freezing.
I also loved that a lot of the same people that I grew up seeing every year were there. It was like Dinkey Creek, the Adult years.... when last time we were there it was Dinkey Creek the Teenage Years. Another friend I got to see was not associated with Dinkey Creek until she married Clint. My friend Lisa. We used to be in the same ward. So fun that she got to join the Dinkey Creek family.
All in all, it was a wonderful time. So good to be back. So happy to be there with my family and old friends... and hopefully, it is going to continue... every other year. So Dinkey Creek... hopefully I will be seeing you in 2015! :)