Jeremiah loaded us up into the pumpkin and surprised us with a trip to the lake.
But first we stopped by the verde river near the dam, where we spotted a few people fishing. The weather was overcast, with sprinkles of water here and there. Jeremiah and Jonas created a makeshift fishing pole out of a stick and some old left behind fishing string. They were given corn from the men that were fishing out there. They tried but didn't catch anything.
Then as beautiful as it was, something had to happen to make us remember that we are on this ride with unpredictable situations. Loma let me know too late she had to pee and had an accident. And then she had to poop. So we had to figure what Paloma was to wear. We did. And then Angus didn't want to be cold, because it started raining, so he wanted in the blazer. Neither did Mavis, she wanted in, too. I was sitting in the blazer with two wild children, who were turning our vehicle into a jungle jim, and one restless dog. I looked out at my other two looking so peacefully in their quiet fishing moment.
We made it to horseshoe lake, but when we found it, there wasn't much lake to look at. It was practically empty except for a bit of water down below. We walked down the long, old boat ramp that was once under the water. The kids loved it. They love exploring and running around, throwing rocks and pieces of earth they find on the ground.
They absolutely love posing for pictures. (not!)
Then we spotted the most perfect camping spot after driving around on our way out of there.
It did not feel like we were in AZ. It reminded Jeremiah and I of our camp-outs in Arkansas.
We will most definitely be back to this spot.
It was so pretty and green, with big trees and a little creek that runs below.
On our way home, we had a beautiful sunset to guide us back. The picture could not capture its beauty. For eyes only, I guess. Some things you just have to view in person to enjoy.