Monday, July 4, 2016

Keeping Up With...Family (Weekly Wrap 6/17 - 6/23 - Part 1)

This post could be subtitled "The last few days of vacation & the vacation hangover."  As I looked back on this week that's exactly what I thought.  It was an awesome final two days of vacation, a hellish drive home and a week of scrambling around trying to get our bearings...and do 20 loads of laundry!  If you missed the beginning of our vacation you can read about it here and here.

Friday (6/17) we headed to visit my Aunt Sue at her campground for the day.  She thought it would be more fun for my boys to play at the campground than to hang around her house all day.  She was probably right because we had a fantastic day with her.  We swam in the pool, played in the spray park, played mini golf, ate a delicious lunch, played with her dog Barney, got ice cream and caught up with my Aunt.  The weather continued to stay beautiful and it was again another amazing day for all of us.  We left around dinner time, exhausted and happy.

Friday night we were supposed to get together with one of my friends but she had an emergency come up and and to postpone.  So we stopped on our way back to our own campground for some camping essentials - smores ingredients & beer!  We also picked up a quick dinner (subs for us, happy meals for the boys) and ate back at our camp ground.  We built a fire and spent the night make smores and hanging out around the fire.  It was a really relaxing end to our week.

Saturday (6/18) morning we accidentally slept in and were woken up by a text from my friend Jennie that she and her daughter were on their way to our campground!  We had about 20 minutes to pull ourselves together before they arrived.  They hung out for a few hours while the kids played, Jennie and I caught up and Adrian started packing up our stuff for our trip home.  Then we finished getting ready, grabbed a quick lunch and headed out to our last stop of the trip.

Saturday afternoon and evening we spent with our family at my Uncle Tony's house.  They had Aunt Joan's kids, their kids and Aunt Sue over as well.  We all hung out playing, chatting and eating more amazing food.  The boys enjoyed playing with their cousins and were especially interested in their rocks and sea shells in their yard.  The boys also got to see a Mako shark that the neighbor caught.  I'm thankful no one realized that shark was in the same water that we had been swimming in earlier that week!
Sunday (6/19) we got up early and started the long drive back to Ohio.  We were all overtired and cranky so I'll spare you the details but it wasn't a pretty ride home.  One funny part was as we crossed into West Virginia "Country Road Take Me Home" came on our radio.  Adrian & I started singing along & really belted it out.  We were cracking up!  We made it home in just under 9 hours and started celebrating Father's Day.  We had take out for dinner (because I'm classy like that) and then gave Adrian his presents.  AJ & Daniel got him "Star Realms" a card game he asked for.  I got him two new tee shirts, Batman & Star Wars.  And Zak bought him a slip n slide...because every Dad who is pushing 50 needs one of those, LOL!  It ended as a great day for all of us & we all slept great that night!

I think I will end this post here as it's getting pretty long.  I don't have a lot to say about the other 4 days this week, but there is enough so come back tomorrow to read all about vacation hangover week!!

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