to be honest, we don't do it very often. it's a lot of work. but the kids love it. including the bigger ones disguised as adults.
lake la cygne is about an hour south of us. we rented a cabin with our friends the mullens, and the kids learned to fish (thank you, ryan, Official Worm Skewer-er!) and canoe.
(two words: life jackets. oh, and extra clothes.)
the other highlights of the trip were 1) the perfect weather and 2) the food:
also, we identified some local wildlife, including three ticks. our first experience with those--very educational.
edit: i don't know why my animated gif of asher swaggering around with a (very dull--but manly) machete isn't working. and i had such high hopes for wowing you with my 1990s high-tech awesomeness.