The start of the Sturgis motorcycle rally coincided with Jason's birthday, so we really wanted to find a place that was free of the near-constant rumbling of motorcycles and a place that wouldn't feel busy. We popped the canoe onto the jeep and headed to Deerfield Lake. It is just enough off the beaten path that there were only 4-5 other groups there and with the 5 mile-an-hour boat speed limit, it was very peaceful. After getting our fill, we headed home to grill some delicious steaks (in the middle of a thunderstorm) and gorge ourselves on Mile-High Mud Pie. Amazingly delicious!
|Mabel even caught a tiny fish! |
For my big day, we headed down to Angostura since it's the only local lake with actual beachy type sand. We went down early to beat the ski boat folks a bit and had a wonderful beach day together. We followed it up by a fun afternoon in our backyard with take out from a local Indian/Nepalese restaurant and a frozen "strawberry fluff" dessert after. It was great!