The inlet Mom and Berk ended up at in West Dam was right across from the Augusta Sailing Club, which made for some beautiful views as the boats took to the water.
One of the stunning views from our picnic table:
Berk grilled up burgers for us. I brought potato salad and mint chocolate brownies. Mom took care of everything else!
"Please don't get your clothes wet, kids, I didn't bring extras!" Riiiight.
This brave little (huge) duck was pretty aggressive in his belief that we should be constantly feeding him tidbits. You can tell by how close he is to me that he had no fear!
Lauryn, on the other hand, had plenty of fear to go around! She buried her feet in the sand and then announced, "Now the duck can't get my feet!"
Meanwhile, Jeff had gotten off of work, and knowing he couldn't make it out to us in time, headed north into the mountains instead! It was too gorgeous of a weekend to waste.
Here's Gandalf, basking in the perfect autumn scenery: