– Ben Martens

Lake Cavanaugh

For a long time, Tyla has wanted to rent a house on a lake to spend time playing with Oskar (and oh yeah, the rest of the family too.) We booked it early this year. Unfortunately we had to put Oskar down before we made it to the cabin, but the vacation must go on!

So Tyla, Elijah, and I headed to Lake Cavanaugh with Tyla’s family. Booking it in mid-September, we really didn’t know what kind of weather we were going to have. We were very blessed to have 80 degree sunshine the whole weekend! It was perfect for swimming and boating in the provided canoe and kayak.

The house was a VRBO rental and it could easily have handled twice as many people. Elijah loved playing foosball, ping pong, air hockey and pool. The house was great!

I had never heard of the lake before this, but I was really impressed. It’s only about 1.5 hours from our house (northeast of Arlington, WA) and even though it’s close, it feels very secluded. The lake water is VERY clean and the lake is big enough to easily support a lot of people skiing and tubing. The only downside is that the lots are very narrow so the houses and docks are really crammed together.

We made a lot of great memories that weekend. It also happened to be my birthday so this was a pretty great way to spend a birthday. I hope we’ll be able to visit the lake again!

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