Our eighth year remembering. We return to this place twice a year. Once on Mother's Day and the second to fish and remember my brother. My kids love it here. They ask all the time when we are going back.
It's been rainy and cold the last couple times and yet know one seems to mind. We light a fire, collect rocks, and fish. I always find the heart shaped rocks. I have quite the collection now. And Austin is always on the lookout for bones. They found cow bones and a fish skeleton this time.
It's Iowa's best kept secret, this place. It's all private ground. I'd pinch myself if I could wake up to that every morning. But maybe not to the bears and coyotes around. :)