Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Vacation (Part 1 of 2)

Ahhh...we just returned from our most fun, most successful and most extended family vacation to date. We headed north to my Grandma's cabin in Longville, MN (the Turtle Race Capital of the world!) and spent a long weekend there, followed by an unplanned, but OH SO FUN three night stay at a water park in Baxter, MN.

Anna is such a good little road tripper. She's especially happy with one of us (me) sitting in the back seat with her. We left at 4 a.m. on Saturday and arrived at the cabin around 2 p.m.

First stop - Boat ride with uncle Mike (this photo is of her second boat ride, I didn't have my camera for the first).

We did all sorts of fun stuff at the cabin - kayak rides, swimming off the back dock, building block towers, and of course, eating popsicles! But her favorite activity (which drove me nuts) was playing in her bed, which we turned into a "tent" by throwing a bedspread over the top. The kid wouldn't come outside. She just wanted to be in her bed.

Oh, yeah, she's wearing bunny slippers on a 75 degree day...definitely a two-year-old!

And we took the traditional kid/pump photos and family photo under the "hospitality house" sign.

We took trips into town for ice cream, to roar at the stuffed bear (who I'm pretty sure is older than me), play on the playground, and get groceries. We ate lots of delicious food and just relaxed.

We had a GREAT time on Anna's first trip to the cabin. I'm looking forward to taking her up there when the mosquitoes aren't swarming like Twilight fans at an Eclipse premier.

Stay tuned for part two...Here's a sneak peek:

1 comment:

  1. you got some lovely photos!!! On most of mine, her eyes are shut or something, but I did get a couple good ones. Can't wait for the next installment!