We picked up some food for lunch and ate on the ferry on the way home. We still had a little drive to get back to the house, but the boys didn't even make it out of Belfair. I cannot remember the last time Travis fell asleep in his car seat! They were quite the cute pair.
Mireille had to go to work after our trip into Seattle, and she made it home just in time for some "boy time" before bedtime. There was a bit of rough housing...
The next day was a day off for both Mireille and Jerry so we made a visit to the ice cream place where Jerry works. They were making some special flavors of ice cream for our party and we had to pick it up. Plus we wanted to check out the place where all the action takes place! We went in the super cold freezers where they store the ice cream. It was the coldest freezer I had ever been in and we just stood in the doorway! They said that they have to put on coats and gloves to load the delivery trucks. I believe it!
And we were able to get a few samples before we left. We tasted Dulce de Leche freshly made. It was SO good!
There was a lot of eating and not much talking. This is one of the owners with us as we were filling our mouths with too tasty ice cream.
After nap we took a boat ride on the lake with some of Mireille and Jerry's friends. It was sunny finally, but the water was still 70 degrees. They foolishly thought the kids would go swimming! They would have frozen into ice pops!
Jerry and Mireille both wake boarded and Travis' job was to raise the orange flag when the person went down so other boaters would know to be careful in the area around the boat. He took this job very seriously. When Randy and I tried, the flag was up more than it was down.
Are you seeing the full wet suit my sister was wearing? IN JULY?!! Even with the wet suit it was so cold when the water came trickling in from around the neck. When it was my turn Jerry grabbed me and threw me in. The shock was enough to take my breath away! I spent more time in the water than on top so I got the full force of the cold every time I smacked on my stomach on the water. Belly flops in cold water are much less pleasant than in warm water. Just trust me on this.
This is us letting the rope out before the ride began. The tube had three "seats" so Jerry took one, Travis another, and Justin and I shared the third. The boys had so much fun, Travis especially. At first he didn't know what to expect, but he quickly got the hang of it and Jerry encouraged him to close his eyes a few times and to stand up while Jerry held on to him. It looked a little like "Titanic". I had my entire arm through the back of Justin's life vest and he stood up too. I hadn't ever been in a tube like this one, much less holding a toddler, so I was petrified that we would tip over the wake of the boat. I am glad the boys didn't know to be scared. They enjoyed the trip and were ready for more. (I was able to borrow a wet suit from the woman who owned the boat. SO GLAD for that!)