Kathy and Al King (Heidi's parents) kindly offered for all the Lyman's (excluding Heidi as she just started Law school), to come and stay at their place up in Sisters. It was great to just hang out somewhere different and we took advantage of all the options and toys that they own including bikes and boats.
Aaron and my accommodation - the house was rather overflowing with people so we got the luxury trailer
Akhen's first bike ride in the trailer, he liked the trailer, but not the helmet
Craig pulling the bike trailer
After bike riding along the trails to town for ice creams, we came back and hit the little swimming pool to cool off.
The next day we headed out to Suttle Lake with Kathy and Al's pontoons, these are rather strange boats that they use for fly fishing on the rivers and lakes. There was a trick to rowing these things and keeping them straight on the lake. Emma and Kortney both got the hang of it.
Helen and Emma on the Pontoon
In the afternoon, while Akhen was having his afternoon nap, we went to the local distillery to taste some of the locally produced Vodka and Gin. They have lots of juniper berries around and they make a pretty tasty Gin that Kathy had introduced us too. We thought we better go and restock their Gin supply after finishing their last bottle off.
Kathy and Al were fantastic hosts and fed us very well. We hope we can repay their hospitality when they come to visit in New Zealand.