So after the scorching hot night, we made the four hour houseboat drive (later we found out we took the long way and it could have been an hour journey, oh well!) to find a cave to camp in for the night. We stopped the houseboat halfway through to let the kids jump in the water and cool off. Then when we went to leave, our houseboat WOULD NOT start. We tried everything! To top it off, we didn't have service nor were our emergency radios working. It was so sketchy! My Dad was really good about not showing his panic or worry, but we kept crashing up against these huge rocks and it was just very scary. We realized that someone had bumped up against the emergency fuel shutoff button but didn't know how to fix it. I just kept praying that our boat would start and finally after over an hour, it started! We are still not sure what happened. A little bit later the generator broke meaning we had no electrical anything, including AC! It just isn't Lake Powell without mechanical errors!
These two boys fished for a majority of the trip! We would drop them off on a rock with a walkie talkie and pick them up later in the day!
A bunch of the group swam out to those rocks and hiked all over them! So tiresome but really fun.
Our houseboat! I slept on top under the canopy and it was really great!
One of my favorite parts of the trip was just floatin around with my Mom while the kids were out boating! Again, there is literally nothing like Lake Powells warm waters. We would take baths in our swimsuits and night and it was so warm, we didn't want to get out!
This trip almost killed Tucker. He was so scared! However he would have these little moments of bravery where we would be like, "where's Tuck??" and we would look outside and he was cleaaaaar down the beach trying to visit another houseboat.
I walked out and saw her like this and ran back in to get my camera. Who does this?? haha!
|This little dude had a rough time on the trip! Houseboats are dangerous for little kids, they literally wore their lifejackets almost the whole time! Trying to contain this kid in a small houseboat was rough!|
This is classic brother sister relationship haha!
I taught Brooklyn how to use my camera, sort of....