The kids climbed up rocks, ran on trails and played in Goldwater Lake. Sadly, swimming isn’t allowed in the lake, though that didn’t stop the kids from falling in and getting thoroughly soaked.
For some reason I brought my fishing gear, which turned out to be a stroke of genius. There must have been a hundred parents teaching their kids how to throw a line and not hook any nearby toddlers. Seth and Lael didn’t catch anything, but the kids did get a few nibbles on the line. (Nobody was catching anything in the heavily stocked lake.)
The highlight of the trip was supposed to be the kayak. But after assessing the situation, I chose a canoe because I was worried about having three kids in such cramped space.
Much to my surprise, the open water scared the heck out of Lael, so we had to cut our water adventure short.
By late afternoon, the kids had consumed the four-meals worth of food I brought. We headed to downtown Prescott for some dinner, where the kids ate hamburgers, fish and chips, onion rings and ice cream.
They continued eating during the 2-hour drive home. I can’t wait to do more trips like this one.