There’s so much of Utah I have yet to explore. I’ve lived here for over 10 years, and this past weekend was my first trip up to Bear Lake. We stayed at this fairytale like ranch called Conestoga Ranch, where camping basically becomes a luxurious event instead of sacrificial roughing it. We all slept like babies, even with a very wiggly baby in my belly, and we were able to thoroughly enjoy the lake the following day. No neck aches, or sleeplessness that are often associated with camping, just glorious enjoyment, which was so needed for our little family.
As we approached the lake I had one of those moments where I was so struck by it’s beauty that I wanted to quickly pull the car over and get capture it all in a photo, but like many of those times, some things just can’t be communicated unless you experience them first hand. Our whole weekend was quite dreamy like this. Everett couldn’t get over the fact that we were going to sleep in a wagon. Actually, he’s still telling people about it.
We walked along the edge of the beach dipping our feet into the perfectly cool water and we ate tall creamy raspberry shakes to our hearts content.
We are coming out of such a season of hardship that this sweet weekend was such a gift to us. Conestoga Ranch couldn’t have been more fun and the lake couldn’t have possibly been more blue.
While we stayed at the ranch we took full advantage of the amenities – having a leisurely breakfast at their restaurant, enjoying their legitimate cowboy music by the fire with smores of course, and lounging in our comfortable glamping-style accommodations.
We also took full advantage of the natural amenities – the cool, clear water on a hot day, exploring around the beach, picking up tiny seashells, and building small donut-like castles in the sand.
Our little gift of a trip was over too soon and now we look forward to returning back to this little haven only a few hours away from our city. Comment below with your favorite camping spot or memory and be entered to win $25 gift card to the Campfire Grill Restaurant at Conestoga Ranch. Winner will be
announced Monday. Winner is Laura of Joy Food Sunshine!
Here are a few more shots of our joyous little getaway.