This weekend brought Antelope by Moonlight, a novel and family-friendly bike ride that promised glow sticks, a late night, and lots of fun - the perfect combo for our family!
As soon as we arrived we let Daddy set up camp while we got down to business - it was time to decorate the bikes! Two tubes of glow sticks later we had glow-tastic bicycles, a campsite ready for our very late night/early morning bedtime, and it was time to head to the ride.
|Here's the "after" picture of Ben's bike. He took his spoke decorating very seriously.|
|Daddy was such a trooper hauling both the Trail-a-Bike and trailer! I'm pretty sure that all of the glow sticks Sasha and WanYing put on the bike handlebars were a continual source of inspiration for him.|
|Off we go! It was such a beautiful night for a ride.|
What an amazing evening!
|The boys love sleeping in "The Annex"|
|All packed up and ready for the second half of our Antelope Island adventure|
So we grabbed umbrellas, snacks, towels, and all of the beach paraphernalia and walked out to the lake.
But once you get through the gnats to the water it's not so bad. The temperature is great, the water is clean, and the whole lake is beautifully shallow and calm. Just don't get any water in your eyes, otherwise you have to make it back to shore through teary eyes and gnat clouds to your towel (don't go past it or you'll end up amid the bird carcasses!) to pour some precious water from your bottle into your eyes.
|It's tough to see, but if you click on this picture you can see the clouds of gnats rising around Sam|
|I think we're on the right track|