Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mud Mountain Dam

Here it is, the end of the summer, and I've barely posted anything! We've done a lot this summer and I've been too exhausted to update this thing with all of our adventures. So I'm going with the "better late than never" way of thinking and posting some of these a bit late.

One of new "it" spots that we discovered this summer is Mud Mountain Dam Park. Each time we've gone there hasn't been a ton of people which is always a plus since I can't stand large crowds of people. They have a wading pool for the kids, a huge playground, each of the picnic tables is sheltered and comes with NICE covered grills, and most importantly....the bathrooms are clean!! It's a very well kept park. It's a little out of the way for most (out past Enumclaw on the way to Mt Rainier). In my opinion though, totally worth the extra drive.

A couple of weeks ago we headed up to the park to have a picnic with some friends. When we got there it was absolutly deserted. Not another car in sight. That was due to the fact that it was about 60 degrees outside. We were expecting warmer weather. After eating our lunch as fast as we could, the boys all went over to the playground to try and warm up their little bodies. The pool was still locked and we didn't expect it to open since it was so chilly out. But after awhile the maintenance team unlocked the gate, turned on the fountain, and Logan immediatly started asking to change into his swim shorts. I didn't actually think they would want to get in the icy water, but my kids were first to change and jump in. They're nuts!! 

Usually Sawyer loves playing in the wading pool with the boys. But on this day, the cold temperatures were a bit too much for him to handle. He absolutly didn't want to get in that thing. Brandon picked him up and tried to walk him out to the middle, and Sawyer had his little feet digging into Brandon so he couldn't put him down. It was hilarious.

I finally dunked him in, but he wasn't too happy about it.

We ended up staying at the park for a couple of hours and the boys enjoyed themselves, despite the weather. I'm hoping that we can get up there at least one more time before the kids go back to school.

1 comment:

Lyndsay said...

We probably past this park on our way to Mount Rainier last weekend. Looks like fun!