lake mineral wells has, well, a lake – go figure, right?

it also has a well-maintained sandy beach area that makes for a good swim spot…

so after we hiked for several miles, we ate lunch and then headed down to the beach.

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ah, food!  we love food…  and food tastes better when eating outside…  it’s a proven fact.

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“mama, i think i need to get my swimsuit on!”

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“i better take my kitty ears off so they don’t get wet!”

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so jasper gets into her swimsuit and goes off to swim around…

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while jon, david and duncan go fish…

heather and i hang out on the beach or wade around in the water and chit chat away while jasper swims around…  she gets a little bored after awhile and luckily, it isn’t too long before the guys come back and duncan joins jasper in the water…

heather and i liked that because it means that we can go back to talking away while the kiddos play in the water 🙂

p.s.  i totally got a sunburn on my bare shoulders standing out in the shallow water under the beautiful sky with the nice breeze…

p.s.s.  i also discovered noxema on sunburns feels really good (thanks, heather, for that info!)…

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