The water was a bit chilly but quite refreshing when it got too hot on the sand. I loved the fact that we were standing in the water, in our bathing suits looking up at a mountain that still had snow on it. Some of the ski resorts in the area were actually open on July 4th. I think I prefer the beach to the slopes this time of year.
They had paddle boards and kayaks and pedal boats for rent. LM insisted on renting a pedal boat. I gave in. She cried because she was afraid and she didn't want to go out too far. I was horrible at driving it. I found it really hard. It was a good time, I tell you! I had planned to take it around the lake but didn't think I'd be able to get the back before our rent time was over so we stayed close to the dock.
We spent most of the day there and it was heavenly. I did get a bit sunburned on my shoulders. LM was slathered down pretty good with sunscreen and I thought I was but I guess I missed a few spots. Every time this happens to me I wonder how old I have to be to finally get this sunscreen thing down perfectly!