I've known since last summer that this years' vacation would be to Lake Powell with my family, I can't go more then a year without going, it runs in my blood. It's the only place where 110 degree weather is permitted and one of the few places where internet and cell service are hard to come by.
I love being on the water, water skiing, tubbing and exploring the canyons, but more then anything I love spending time with my family. Given you are in close quarters for a week you don't have much of an option but to get along. It allows us to reconnect as family and friends, we have a great time laughing, playing games and working together. Growing up, I didn't ever understand why we couldn't bring friends along on family vacation, however I now look back and see that it was during those time when we grew as a family and friendship were made. There was a real value in spending time with each other way from our every day life and no doubt strengthen our relationships than and now.
Riley, she was a true champ, she loved riding on the boat and LOVED the water. We even took her on the tube...just kidding it was only a photo op.