Greg and Julia live in Queen Creek, which is a suburb of Phoenix. Our first full day there, we went to Canyon Lake by Superstition Mountain. It was a 45 minute (windy mountain) drive from their house. It was absolutely beautiful!
After a particularly traumatic potty pit stop for Seth at a camping site bathroom (I shudder just to think of it. It was Seth's worst nightmare, as the thing he hates most in life are flies and they were there in abundance) we arrived at the lake. It is in the middle of a beautiful canyon, and we rented 2 boats to cruise around and explore.
Here are some of the views we had from the boat:
Our boys have never been on a boat before. I don't mind saying that I was a *tad* bit nervous about Caleb being on a boat. He can be a bit on the unpredictable side in his reactions to new things. We were on a pontoon boat, and the only thing separating him from the lake was a rather flimsy metal railing.
I shouldn't have been worried. It was pretty much one of Caleb's happiest hours of his short life.
Seth rode in the other boat with Grammi and Grandpa which is why I don't have many pictures of him enjoying the ride. But trust me, he did!
From the looks of this picture, I would say Grandpa enjoyed it, too!
Steve and Caleb watching the other boat.
Our family portrait minus Seth. We missed you on our boat Seth!
Nathan didn't like the boat so much. We think he might have been sea sick, but aren't sure. He had the same, slightly pained, expression for the whole ride.
Our fearless driver/lake tour guide Greg: