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Friday, August 26, 2011

Bear Lake

Believe it or not, Paul and I have both lived here in Utah our whole lives.
And neither of us had ever been to Bear Lake before this month. We had SO much fun!

Trivia time: Paul and I met on a blind date, set-up by my Uncle Todd and Aunt Mindy nearly 14 years ago. We were celebrating our 13th Anniversary the weekend we went to the lake. And, we happened to be camping with Todd, Mindy and the kids.

Apparently, there are a few things that cannot be missed when in Bear Lake, especially during raspberry season. (Who knew there had to be a "season" to get a good shake?!?)
Getting our shake on...

A moment to share some tidbits of glory about Paul, though it might not make sense for a minute - bear with me.

Paul served a mission for our church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) in Belem, Brazil. One of his favorite mission companions, Curtis Mouldenhauer, happens to own/run the KOA campground in Bear Lake. (Ah! connection!) And that's where we ended up camping.

It was fun to spend a little bit of time with Mouldenhauer and his family. What incredibly generous and neat people! Fun to find out some mission stories I'd never heard before the TV in the attic to watch basketball playoff games?! (Yeah, I heard the story Paul. You only watched "one"...mmm-hmm!)

Though we had an amazing time, we decided that KOA camping isn't our preferred method of camping. The girls sure liked the swimming pool and the playground, however!

We also took a drive up the road to Paris, Idaho. My great (4x) grandparents were settlers of Paris/Fish Haven. It was fascinating to be able to connect to that part of my heritage.

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