Friday, July 6, 2007

Lucky Peak

Easton and I recently went with grandma to a small lake nearby in Boise called Lucky Peak. The weather was beautiful (HOT) so we decided to get out and play. We had a picnic by the water and let Easton get his feet wet, and we tried to squeeze in a little geocaching, but were unsuccessful. We had a good time anyway though!

Now, all the lakes I've been to in Oregon are surrounded with hundreds of thousands of trees; green forests everywhere...so this place was a little different for me. But, I really did think it was beautiful. A total change of scenery and I really enjoyed it. Steve used to tell me that I only thought things were beautiful if they were green...and I must admit, I think I did feel that way. I grew up in the most gorgeous state! But I'd like to think that I've changed a little and have broadened my definition of beauty and can appreciate it in all it's forms. Just because it's not green, doesn't mean it isn't pretty.


This was actually a really cool place. There was a lake up above the dam where people were boating, and then down below the dam was a big park and picnic area and a small swimming area with a little beach, perfect for little kids. It reminded me a lot of loon lake (for those of you who have been there).

12 comments:

Brynne, Aaron and Cade said...

Looks beautiful! And Loon lake is the best! We had some great times there didn't we em?!

Chelsea said...

Ummm, I agree with you. It's be a little prettier if there were some trees. Ugh the desert!

Danny, Jordan, and McKay said...

Hey you guys! I think Easton is too cute for words. how old is he? McKay is 18 months. We'll be home for another week so call anytime! 541-889-1938 I'd love to get together!

Danielle and Clayton said...

I know what you mean! I feel like living here has totally taught me to appreciate the earth. It is so much different here than in Oregon but I think it is soooo beautiful here. But, of course, I still melt every time I go back to Oregon and see the beautiful trees. It's funny because when we went to Rigby Lake, I was like...where are all the tree's? I just thought it was a given that lakes had to be surrounded by trees in the middle of a forest. haha...anyway, I am so amazed how wonderful the earth is, we are truly blessed.

Danielle and Clayton said...

OH YEAH. I was also going to say...Easton is SO CUTE! I think I am getting addicted to looking at his pictures. I really think he is so adorable. I think my favorite picture of him on your blog is that one where he is laughing on the swing...i think it's when you went to oregon.

Bryce & Brenley said...

I loved Loon Lake, I have many memories there.

You need to post more pics of little E. He's so darn cute!

destiny said...

I miss the green too. I am partial to it myself, but there are other beauties. We went to Red Rock canyon last November (here in Vegas) and it was gorgeous! There was almost not a tree in sight! We will have to take you there when you come!

Lindsay said...

I do agree with you that green is the best. It is very green here in the east. I do miss Idaho though. (honestly I never thought I would say that but I do!!!)

Tara said...

Hey I've been water skiing on that lake before! good times. You are right though it is definitely a different kind of beauty.

so um are you really coming home again? If so, I think another jamba will be calling our names. Let me know!

megan and greg said...

Your baby is soooooooo beautiful I can hardly stand it! And you are beautiful too of course.

Lizzy said...

The lake does look pretty. In a dry, dirtish sort of way. Kidding. It sounds like it was a fun day!!!

Alifinale said...

I hear ya on getting used to a different kind of beauty. I lived in AZ all my life and I used to think the desert was so ugly. But it grew on me and I have a soft spot for all that brown. Looks like a fun day, cute pics.