Well, we are now home again from our vacation. It turns out that when you leave problems from before vacation they are there when you get back too! LOL. Still, a week away from life was a good thing because on Monday I need to hit the ground running! (And I HATE running LOL).
Our vacation was two parts and both were fun. I don't have any pictures to share right now but hopefully my friend Tiffany will send me some of the photos soon! (hint, hint). The first part was spent with our good friends Tiffany and Patrick up on the north shore. We were able to get a small little cabin to share and had a great time. I don't think I've laughed so much in a long time.
We were able to do some shopping, (while the boys played golf), go on the harbor cruise, have yummy walleye, go to Betty's Pies, Gooseberry Falls, Split Rock Lighthouse, the breakwater in Two Harbors with 30 mph winds, and made it through many rounds of Cranium, Phase 10 and Scategories.
It was a wonderful time to be with friends and relaxing. Tiff and Patrick had never been to the North Shore before and it was fun to show them around. And it was fun to just share extended time with friends (who are basically family!). I'm glad we did it but we did consume plenty of food and alcohol and not as much sleep.
The second leg of our vacation was to my Grandfather's cottage in Northern WI. It satisfied a craving of summer nostalgia and was just fun to see my grandparents. Since they live in Florida for most of the year now we don't get to see them as often as I'd like. They took good care of us and we had a great time despite some rain. We recovered from our earlier vacation and played a lot of bridge. Surprisingly, Chris and I got good cards and we cleaned house 3 nights in a row! Oh, and Chris and i went out in the fishing boat and got within 15 ft of a loon on the water. Very cool. I didn't have my camera with me though.
(P.S. Does ANYONE out there play bridge? We have no one to play with in town, only my parents and grandparents when we visit. It is such a good game, people should learn it!)
We had a great time, hopefully pictures will come soon. Life soon begins in its full-fall-force.
Tomorrow, the state fair to go see the Goo Goo Dolls with my SIL. I hope to have time to get some chocolate chip cookies, fries and pronto pup as well. :)