As far as I am concerned, Lake Mead is the happiest place on Earth. To me it is heaven. I grew up going there each and every summer with my family for week-long water ski trips. This year, we were lucky enough to be invited to go with some of our very favorite friends, the Ords, on their boat. It was the first boating trip for both Elle and Gwen. Contrary to how Gwen looks in the pictures, she really did have fun. It just took her a little bit of time to get used to the lifejacket. Elle loved every minute. She went tubing and also knee boarding with Jon. One of the most amazing things she agreed to was rock jumping. Jon climbed to the top of a rock and while holding her, they both jumped in. I didn't know if she was going to love it or hate it but as soon as she popped her head out of the water, she was all smiles. A girl after my own heart. We stayed at a hotel at Lake Las Vegas which was so much fun. One of the highlights for Elle was being able to float in the pool (way after her bed time) and watching the "dive-in movie", Cars. We had a fabulous time and feel so fortunate to have such fun and generous friends.