Clearlake Travel Journal Part 2

We are EXHAUSTED today! (In the best way, of course!)  The kids rose early - around 5:30 this morning - so they are fading now as they watch the 1978 Superman movie. We wore them out with a hike to a nearby beach after breakfast. 

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We enjoyed our packed lunches of sandwiches, fruit, and chips next to the lapping water of the lake... after hunting for a spot that didn't reek of dead fish! We found our perfect, secluded spot past grassy hills and through barbed wire fences.

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The most epic splash war ever erupted! I can't believe they had the energy to walk home after their long and intense battle.

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Back at the house, we played an old fashioned drinking game with water! We are trying our best to stay hydrated. Taylor and I both braved the cold lake and the high jump with the group for an afternoon swim.  

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Maizy the dog took a little dip and ride with the kids, too!

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After post-lake showers, we met in the boat house about our mural. Greer, Soleil, and Hanna led the meeting while John filmed for his and Alex's documentary about our process. Everyone is assigned to a team for our mural.  

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The sketch team began drawing the details of what we will paint tomorrow while the crew team hauled heavy bins of paint and paint brushes off the bus.  

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It was serious business!!  

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We celebrated our amazing sketch with board games and a few rounds of sharks and minnows after, followed by a lazy, sleepy book club. 

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Dessert and a whole group game of Apples to Apples rounded out our day. Here's to hoping we sleep in tomorrow!! We have a big day of painting ahead of us. 

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Christie Seyfert