After heating up in the sun, we headed over to Cooper Lake for a hike and to dip our toes in the water. The campground area was pretty crowded so we followed a trail around the edge of the lake to see how far it would take us. We thought maybe it would take us around the whole lake, but after we reached the bottom of the lake the trail was less defined and trying to navigate through branches and weeds got to be a little too much.
Darwin had a blast at the water. We'd walk along the trail and take breaks along the lake so she could get a drink. Everytime we'd go down, she'd get a case of the zoomies, and dash from the water up to the trail and back again.
She's still learning how to play with a frisbee. So far she likes to dig at it and then bite it til it breaks apart.
Even though it was HOT out, the water was still freezing! But I did dip my feet in for a game of tug.
It was beautiful at the lake, the only problem was there were TONS of flies and mosquitoes. They wouldn't leave Darwin alone and she was only willing to chase them for so long. I felt bad for her so we packed up our things and headed back to camp where Darwin and I could hide from the pests in our tent.
This picture cracks me up, because you can see where Dar's pushing the tent with her nose.
We even had nap time. Darwin was funny and kept pushing my head off the pillow so she could get her head on.
Despite the flies and mosquitoes, we had a fun, relaxing time. Hopefully we'll do it more than once next year!