When we can't get to the coast, we can at least get to the beach. The beaches of Lake McConaughy, that is.
We stumbled upon this oasis last summer and have been itching to get back ever since.
The water was pretty cold the first day, so the next day we dug out the wetsuits.
And actually enjoyed putting them on! At least Jonas did.
Joey built sand stairs in an attempt to make it easier to get up and down, and Jewel kept up with the constant maintenance.
Joey also carved out a tiki man, but once he added arms and legs it looked more like Spongebob on steroids.
By the time we broke out the boogie boards the waves were gone, which left the boys waiting for the wake of a speed boat or jet ski. It was tricky getting the timing down right, but they were having fun figuring it out.
Joey captured this cool shot of Jacob with the noodle.
We're not sure which one was bigger.
It wouldn't be a Nebraska lake post for me without the obligatory toad shot.
Meet Toad, and Toad, Jr.
It amazes me how my kids expressions always seem to mimic those of their toad buddies.
I don't know, maybe it's just me.
We finished both nights around the campfire, with wood that I gathered....... by driving to another RV spot and taking the logs they left behind. Joey used to cringe when I did that, but if he really didn't want me to take it he wouldn't even tell me it was there. The last time I "gathered" he even helped! Let's keep that between us, though.
Get out of my way!
A storm was rolling in, and knowing it'll most likely pass within half an hour, we had to protect our fire.
It worked and we were able to finish off another bag of chocolate marshmallows.