After some produce sharing and story swaping from the long weekend with the neighbor, she mentioned they took their family of 6 and headed to Spring Lake. This lake is right up Highway 12, just a short jaunt from our neighborhood and they spent the day swimming and having a great time.
I guess I didn't think about it, but there are a few lakes around us...very convenient. She did mention that having little ones up there might be difficult since the swimming hole is mostly filled with older kids, but I will definitely put it on the bucket list. Sounds like a great day trip!
And thank you for the apples Pam!