We all experienced sleeping in a teepee for the first time. If I had known about the weather I would have rented a cabin. Next time I will get the cabin just in case. Aside from the wet and cold the teepee was pretty cool. It did keep the wind out and only the entryway was wet.
Our teepee was even on a little island. There were only two teepees on there so we didn't feel crowded with campers. In fact the first night we were the only family on the island. I always feel more like we are really camping when we aren't 5 feet away from the next family and their cool camping gear.
We went canoeing and I have to say the girls did much better than last year. They weren't scared at all and they both helped paddle! A huge improvement.
Leon tried out the paddling once and then decided it wasn't for him.
We canoed around the island. See the teepee.
Bob took the time to teach the kids all a little about fire building. Tucker was really into it and should be able to build a fire with barely any help next time.
Some of the best times were when we just hung around the campfire trying to keep warm and telling stories. Bob started off with scripture stories of Nephi's family in the wilderness then it moved onto scary stories and ended with the kids favorite "first I'm gonna getcha then I'm gonna eat ya." They absolutely loved that story and have been retelling it to each other with different variations since we got back.
The last thing we did before we left was the waterslide. It was warm before we got there and was supposed to heat up again after we left. So we stalled as long as possible and then let the kids do the waterslide right before we drove home. Still way to cold for Bob and I, but most of the kids loved it. At this point Leon wasn't feeling well so he never tried it.