We recently returned from our second annual pilgrimage to Camp Loll, our new favorite Labor Day tradition. In the words of aunt Tammie: "How often do you get a gorgeous mountain lake to yourself?" It really was amazing, and here are some of the highlights:
Roasting everything but our flesh on the campfire.
This year we made it a family affair -- about 25 members of Ye Extended Stewart Clan, meaning even more fun and even more exagerated stories around the campfire.
This stump has become our family's measuring stick. See previous pictures here.
We can't believe how fast they grow.
Tait didn't want to participate in the family pictures, but at least he went on the hike to Terraced Falls in Yellowstone.
OK, so he didn't do much hiking. But thank you grandpa for being his Tenzing Norgay.
Snacking on top of the cliffs.
Cooling off in the swimming hole on the return hike.
This was Julie's first hike in Yellowstone. She rocked it. (As did her momma.)
Daddy took the boys fishing early in the mornings and in the evenings as the sun was setting.
We didn't catch a single thing. We didn't even get a bite. But it sure was fun.
Julie bonded with Tammie...a natural fit, though the cookies probably helped speed up the process.
We sure do love Camp Loll. We're already missing the peace, the forest sounds, the exploring and the starry, starry nights. And we're already looking forward to Labor Day 2014.