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Smith Mountain Lake Journey – Kath Eats Actual Meals


We went again to Smith Mountain Lake for a weekend journey with the grandparents. Right here’s the recap of our journey, together with the pontoon boat we rented! 

Smith Mountain Lake Journey

We bought to spend the weekend on the lake with Thomas’s mother and father! Their neighbors have a lake home and supplied to allow us to use it for the weekend. It was beautiful with a group swimming seashore, kayaks, and fishing docks. 

Smith Mountain Lake Trip

There was a fantastic again porch with a comfortable sofa and good view of the water. 

back porchSmith Mountain Lake TripFamily Smith Mountain Lake Trip

Friday Arrival

We arrived mid-day on Friday with loads of time for swimming. The seashore was so excellent for Birch, and the boys spent hours taking part in alligators within the water. 

Swimming Smith Mountain LakeSwimming Smith Mountain Lakeboys in the sand

Grandpa even joined the enjoyable!

grandpa and grandkids in the sandThomas and Kath Smith Mountain Lake Trip

Thomas’s well-known margs!

Thomas' margarita

Friday Dinner

Storms rolled in proper round dinnertime, so we went inside for completely happy hour and dinner. 

dinner tableSmith Mountain Lake Trip with grandparents

Nona made an incredible shrimp and corn chowder that we loved with crumbled bacon and ciabatta rolls. She made it at dwelling and introduced it there for a straightforward dinner and minimal cleanup. Soup is a superb concept for the primary night time of trip! 

Smith Mountain Lake glasssoup during vacation

After dinner the storms cleared sufficient for some sports activities!

Smith Mountain Lake Trip

Smith Mountain Lake playtime

Mazen and I did some kayaking, and Birch bought in a brief journey too. 

Kayaking in Smith Mountain Lake

Saturday French Toast Breakfast

My new Lake pajamas got here the day earlier than we left, and I bought to put on them for the primary time. They’re superb!!!! I bought this gown and this PJ set (in a small – matches me effectively). I might not measurement up. And I really like the crew neck tank! These are my summer time slippers!

Lake pajamas

Grandpa made his well-known French toast with brioche bread from MarieBette!

french toast with brioche breadbrothers nose bumpbrothers being cozy

The Pontoon

Thomas rented a pontoon boat for the day which was very enjoyable!! We had tried to do that a yr in the past after we got here to SML however storms made us cancel. This time we bought in loads of boat time earlier than the afternoon storms rolled in. 

Captain Tom!

pontoon boat ride

First mates

pontoon boat ride with kids

pontoon boat ride with toddler

We cruised to a cove for some fishing first. The entire household fishes! No luck with bites although, which was a bummer. 

pontoon boat fishing

Then the large boys went for a swim. The cove was method too abandoned for me to need to hop within the water!

boys lake swimmingpontoon boat experience

Lunch At The Home

We cruised again to the home to make sandwiches and take a break. BLTs and chips! 

BLTs and chips

After lunch and a brief relaxation, we have been again out on the water. 

Smith Mountain Lake Trip with grandma

The solar even got here out for a bit! We went to a extra open space the place I did some swimming. Mazen was happy that I bought in! Birch even swam just a little too, however even I used to be nervous to let go of him in his puddle jumper for concern he would sink to the underside – eek!

mom and son swimminglake swimming in floats

Mazen swimming

We went to the SML dam too. The views by the mountain are so fairly!

SML dam views

Summer time Storms

We fortunately returned the boat an hour early or we’d have been caught in a nasty lightning storm! It POURED! 

Summer Storms

Taco Evening!

Good timing for taco night time inside!

inside taco nightinside taco night

We had Triple Citrus Pie from the Pie Chest whereas we watched a number of episodes of America The Lovely on Netflix (actually into the character reveals recently!). 

Have a look at these snuggle bros. Suppose they appear alike!? Most individuals say they each have my eyes. 

brothers snuggling

Sunday Morning

Bagels and peaches!

Bagels and peaches

Adopted by a pleasant morning dip! The alligators have been up vibrant and early. 

Smith Mountain Lake morning dipSmith Mountain Lake morning dipSmith Mountain Lake morning swim

They swam for over an hour till certainly one of them bought too chilly. 

cold boy after swimming

After we cleaned the home, we had one final BLT earlier than heading dwelling. 

BLT plate with chips

It was a stunning day – we hated to go away! 

Smith Mountain Lake views



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