Summer Adventure #5: Bear Lake

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This week's adventure was quite possibly the peak. We booked a cabin and 29 Larsens converged at Bear Lake, Utah for food and fun. 29. It is amazing that I can report that we had a great time. It has been several years since we have been able to get my husband's whole family together and we spent 4 days playing and reconnecting. 

If you don't know Bear Lake, it is called the Caribbean of the west. This is why: 

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It really is unbelievable to be at the Idaho/Utah border and see such crystal blue water lapping onto a sandy shore. It was so refreshing and magical. It was especially breathtaking when we took a jet ski out into the deep water-- the blue was unreal. 

The view from our cabin was intoxicating and I could have spent several quiet hours just sitting and enjoying it, but with 5 kids of my own and 24 others, that wasn't entirely realistic. I did get some reading and dozing in though and it was enough. 

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The kids had a blast playing with cousins, swimming in the pool and at the lake. We brought the kayaks and shared with family and it worked out to be a perfect way to see the lake and get off the shore. We did go carts. We had an parent-only lunch. We golfed. We basically lived the dream. And I'm so grateful. For it all. 

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I have a love/hate relationship with the end of a trip or an adventure. I don't want to see it end, but I am anxious to get back to work refreshed. I hate the laundry and unloading, but I love the exhausted sleeping children who have been given another taste of what this world has to offer us. 

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Next week's adventure will be fun, but way more low kay. We will be geo-caching for a couple hours here in Idaho Falls. Should be a fun adventure for the kids and not much prep for Mom!

What you need to know: My soul wanders. I want to see this whole globe and marvel at the diversity and scale of it all. But I'm also very focused. I want to see this business through. I want to reach as many people with Pocket Innerwear as I possibly can and I'm determined to make a huge difference. I rarely go more than a minute without my mind returning to the task of reaching the diabetic community and improving the lives of those touched by this monster of a disease.