Today was an opportunity to head down to the lake.
Our honeymoon is on the Okanagan Lake in a small town (11,000) called Summerland. A mere 20 minute walk takes us to the lake and the joys thereof.
The lake was calm today. Children played in the splash pool just beside the shore. Others dipped their toes in the lake. I threw rocks, trying to skip them across the water – got up to 5 or 6 skips at one time.
A family next to me was watching. I hadn’t seen them at first, but soon I heard them counting. Two young sons took up rocks and tried to skip them as well. Two consecutive skips was as far as they got. But the fun and laughter was there.
The walk down to the lake and back up passed through a forested area bounded by a stream. We dipped our toes in the cool water and refreshed our feet for the next leg of the journey.
Days like today bring back great memories of years past. Days of childhood, days with family and days just walking for the sake of a venture into nature! God has been gracious on this honeymoon.
And to think that this all took place before the noon hour was over! Imagine what the rest of the day will hold!