Sunday, May 10, 2015

First Trip to Rock Island of the Summer!

I know it's only the beginning of May but I am already in full summer mode. The past few days the highs have been in the 90's so Travis and I decided to drive out to Rock Island State Park yesterday for a swim. It is the best swimming hole around! For now I'm getting weekends off at work so we're planning to take advantage of this place all summer.
Last summer we learned about the Twin Falls overlook parking that is much closer to our preferred swimming spot than the main parking. Instead of carrying your cooler over treacherous rocks you just walk down this nice path. So much better.
Last summer we realized how awesome sun hats are. I'm on the lookout for more of these sweet fold up ones! This one is vintage and has a tiny pom pom on top. I love it so much.
Here it is, what a beautiful place! There are some even more beautiful waterfalls if you keep on the trail. I haven't visited them in a while, maybe next time.
Even though it was around 90 degrees, it was cloudy so it wasn't super crowded. The water was SO COLD!
Setting up camp.
In this spot there are a few ledges that are about knee deep so you can wade out while you get up your courage to jump in. You can also jump off the rocks if you are brave. We used the slow wade method this Saturday.
It felt so good to be out in the sun. I'm making myself a goal to swim at least once a week this summer. I've got a few pools I can go to, Rock Island, Burgess Falls, Percy Priest. I can't wait!
Oh and I got a waterproof camera! I have been wanting one for a while and got this one for a great deal at Costco! I can't wait to use it all summer! I'm happy with it so far.
Sharing the super noodle.
I got a new swimsuit too! That one from Modcloth that everyone has. I really love it. You can't start off this summer in last summer's suit. Do any of you listen to Who Charted? Howard Kremer's "Have a summah" philosophy has for real changed my life. I used to think I hated swimming and the beach and the sun. So dumb!
We had some cider and chips and peach salsa. Yum! Wonderful swim fuel.
We stayed about three hours, it was great.
Here is Twin Falls. Maybe one time we'll walk the trail down to see it closer.
Scenic selfie.
This is going to be the best summer ever!


  1. I just ordered my new summah suit last night. It's is straight up that high waisted red polka dot bikini that Taylor swift wore when she was dating that Kennedy cousin. I am pretty excited about it. I'm going to the beach at the end of the month and now feel like I need a waterproof camera

  2. I'm so jealous. Weather here in Scotland is still terrible.
    Rock Island looks amazing. Jealous!

  3. Wow - thanks for sharing these photos - I hope I can see it in person someday!

  4. I love your hat! Ive been looking for one like it. This place looks fab

    retro rover

  5. Wow thx for sharing looks gorgeous there! Cute sun hat too!!

  6. You're making me jealous. This is what I want! The weather in Toronto has been all over the place. Hot one week and then really cold and rainy the next. This place looks like so much fun, I hope I can find something like this in my area


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