After leaving Logan, Utah, we were instantly thrust into Fall as we traveled through mountain valleys with jutting black rock cliffs, colorful trees, and the meandering Logan River alongside the road.
Once at the KOA, we spent a few day relaxing. We got some school done, lots of laundry washed, and the kids played outside in the off and on light rain.
We did the touristy thing and tried the raspberry shakes Garden City boasts it is famous for. However, we were the only tourists in the tiny "city" of Garden and were lucky to find one place still open to serve us the famous shake. And even that place was closing for the season in a few days. The temperatures were freezing, our trailer was not heated, but we enjoyed those raspberry shakes.
This is Logan and his James. They have a super cute story that I hope to find time to share here one day. My mom made James a soft harness and leash when she found out her crazy daughter was going to let her grandson road trip with his kitten. Logan was walking him this day but tiny James was shivering and cold. So into Logan's sweatshirt he happily went.
We played quite a few rounds of miniature golf, which the kids loved.
We enjoyed the camp's playground.
One very cold day we took a walk along a boardwalk carved through a marshy field of cattails.
The boardwalk led us through an arbor of trees,
and out to the beautifully blue Bear Lake.
The kids were fascinated to learn that the Native Americans from this area believed there was a monster inhabiting Bear Lake. From that time, through the settlement of the city, and to present day, sightings have been recorded. The kids differed on their belief of whether or not there was a monster in the lake, but all of them were equally intrigued by the idea.