Smith Mountain Lake Journey – Kath Eats Actual Meals


We went again to Smith Mountain Lake for a weekend journey with the grandparents. Right here’s the recap of our journey, together with the pontoon boat we rented! 

Smith Mountain Lake Journey

We bought to spend the weekend on the lake with Thomas’s dad and mom! Their neighbors have a lake home and provided to allow us to use it for the weekend. It was beautiful with a neighborhood swimming seaside, kayaks, and fishing docks. 

Smith Mountain Lake Trip

There was a terrific again porch with a comfy sofa and good view of the water. 

back porch Smith Mountain Lake Trip Family Smith Mountain Lake Trip

Friday Arrival

We arrived mid-day on Friday with loads of time for swimming. The seaside was so excellent for Birch, and the boys spent hours taking part in alligators within the water. 

Swimming Smith Mountain Lake Swimming Smith Mountain Lake boys in the sand

Grandpa even joined the enjoyable!

grandpa and grandkids in the sand Thomas and Kath Smith Mountain Lake Trip

Thomas’s well-known margs!

Thomas' margarita

Friday Dinner

Storms rolled in proper round dinnertime, so we went inside for joyful hour and dinner. 

dinner table Smith Mountain Lake Trip with grandparents

Nona made an incredible shrimp and corn chowder that we loved with crumbled bacon and ciabatta rolls. She made it at dwelling and introduced it there for a straightforward dinner and minimal cleanup. Soup is a good thought for the primary night time of trip! 

Smith Mountain Lake glass soup during vacation

After dinner the storms cleared sufficient for some sports activities!

Smith Mountain Lake Trip

Smith Mountain Lake playtime

Mazen and I did some kayaking, and Birch bought in a brief journey too. 

Kayaking in Smith Mountain Lake

Saturday French Toast Breakfast

My new Lake pajamas got here the day earlier than we left, and I bought to put on them for the primary time. They’re superb!!!! I bought this gown and this PJ set (in a small – matches me properly). I might not measurement up. And I like the crew neck tank! These are my summer season slippers!

Lake pajamas

Grandpa made his well-known French toast with brioche bread from MarieBette!

french toast with brioche bread brothers nose bump brothers being cozy

The Pontoon

Thomas rented a pontoon boat for the day which was very enjoyable!! We had tried to do that a 12 months in the past once we got here to SML however storms made us cancel. This time we bought in loads of boat time earlier than the afternoon storms rolled in. 

Captain Tom!

pontoon boat ride

First mates

pontoon boat ride with kids

pontoon boat ride with toddler

We cruised to a cove for some fishing first. The entire household fishes! No luck with bites although, which was a bummer. 

pontoon boat fishing

Then the massive boys went for a swim. The cove was manner too abandoned for me to wish to hop within the water!

boys lake swimming pontoon boat experience

Lunch At The Home

We cruised again to the home to make sandwiches and take a break. BLTs and chips! 

BLTs and chips

After lunch and a brief relaxation, we had been again out on the water. 

Smith Mountain Lake Trip with grandma

The solar even got here out for a bit! We went to a extra open space the place I did some swimming. Mazen was happy that I bought in! Birch even swam a bit of too, however even I used to be nervous to let go of him in his puddle jumper for concern he would sink to the underside – eek!

mom and son swimming lake swimming in floats

Mazen swimming

We went to the SML dam too. The views by the mountain are so fairly!

SML dam views

Summer time Storms

We fortunately returned the boat an hour early or we might have been caught in a nasty lightning storm! It POURED! 

Summer Storms

Taco Evening!

Good timing for taco night time inside!

inside taco night inside taco night

We had Triple Citrus Pie from the Pie Chest whereas we watched a number of episodes of America The Stunning on Netflix (actually into the character exhibits recently!). 

Have a look at these snuggle bros. Assume they give the impression of being alike!? Most individuals say they each have my eyes. 

brothers snuggling

Sunday Morning

Bagels and peaches!

Bagels and peaches

Adopted by a pleasant morning dip! The alligators had been up vibrant and early. 

Smith Mountain Lake morning dip Smith Mountain Lake morning dip Smith Mountain Lake morning swim

They swam for over an hour till one in every of them bought too chilly. 

cold boy after swimming

After we cleaned the home, we had one final BLT earlier than heading dwelling. 

BLT plate with chips

It was a stunning day – we hated to depart! 

Smith Mountain Lake views