Sunday, July 17, 2011

Fun at the "Lake"

Yesterday, my sister's friend, Scott, took our family to Summerside, a recreational lake community in Edmonton.  Basically, it's a residential development that centers around a man-made lake.  Only residents and their guests have access to the lake.  There's a clubhouse there, along with a sandy beach, playground, tennis courts, etc.  The developers even stock the lake every year with fish so its residents can go fishing.  Residents also have full access to kayaks and paddleboats.  The weather was just perfect!  Our kids had so much fun playing in the sand and splashing in the water (Jason says it was a little colder than when we were at Shaver last weekend).  Later in the afternoon, Scott took our kids to the pier to do some fishing.  He found a school of perch off the pier and showed the kids how to fish.  Between all of us, we caught 16 perch!  The kids loved it (of course, the fact that they caught the fish so easily helped- if we had to really fish and wait patiently for a fish to bite, I doubt they would've enjoyed it as much as they did). 

Jeremy wanted to go out on the lake, so along with Scott, Grace, and Jason, they went on a paddleboat.  Scott decided to cool off by jumping off the paddleboat, and soon the others followed (they learned later on that's not allowed).  After they returned to the shore, Jason and I laid on the beach and read while the kids played in the sand and water.  Thanks to Scott for his time with us at Summerside!  We had so much fun!

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