Often Imitated, Never Duplicated
We made it to the shores of lovely Lake Hamlin in time for supper- baked potato bar, just scratching the surface of the food amazingness to come. hehe. There is good food in great abundance on Wyss Vacation.
Our home sweet home for the week, we got the 'rustic' (but thankfully clean!) cabin on the left.
The girls checked out the playground with Aunty Shelly.
Little Bee loves the slide.
And she loves food. I think she ate all day long, every day.
We got Cecily some new Legos to bring on "the 'cation."
The girls loved all the attention... Coloring with Daddy and Aunt Lena before church.
Cecily wanted to sleep in the bed with the woodland themed quilt- it was the 'sven bed.' Ha.
On one of the many Walmart runs they brought back a kiddie pool for the babies.
The weather was so perfect. It was chilly in the mornings and at night and warm during the day. And it wasn't humid! So wonderful. So we wore our sweatshirts in July.... Kandace and Cliff tried to teach Cecily how to play Spot-It on the deck of my parent's cabin.
The girls enjoying the sunshine (and a snack) on our front steps.
One evening we drove into Luddington and walked out to the lighthouse. It was a half mile out on this narrow concrete sidewalk.
While we were at the lighthouse, the Car Ferry went past. It shuttles passengers (and their cars) from Wisconsin to Michigan and back again. Cecily thought it was cool until it sounded its horns... it didn't help that she was running a low fever and was full of Tylenol and extremely emotionally fragile. It was a big boat!
Lake Hamlin is a fishing and boating lake just over the dunes from Lake Michigan. So there was boating and fishing (Bob caught three!) by the cabins and a lovely beach a short drive away in a great state park. Cecily spent an afternoon on Uncle Ron's boat fishing. They said she did good, and when I asked her if she caught anything she said- "I caught TWO worms!" hehe.
The water was too cold for Cecily. Matt and Bob are visible in the background building a sand Bag End.
Emmy and William played in the little pool. We took Emmy down to the water and she really liked the waves on her toes, but it was sooo cold we didn't let her spend too much time in the water. *grin*
Cecily and Cliff made a tent.
The resort had an old restaurant that we used for meals. Grandma likes to feed us well. One morning I had a pancake and some fruit on my plate and I was helping Cecily get her breakfast and wasn't paying attention... somehow she thought I needed three strips of bacon and a cinnamon roll too... *grin* The diet starts tomorrow. Hehe.
Emmy and William playing before the feature presentation.
Cecily and I went for a short hike, a.k.a. walk, in Luddington State Park one day.
We went swimming in both lakes. We being Emmy and I, both lakes were 'too cold' for the little miss.
Abby and I took the jet ski out and screamed all around the lake. Just like old times... good times.
One afternoon the girls and Mom and Lena and I were going to go get ice cream when a snake slithered onto our steps. I shrieked.
It was icky. Aaron disposed of it for us. We were all relieved.
Cecily was super excited when Jaci and Kebe and Shena showed up!
We rented a pontoon boat for G and G and Pearl (they aren't fans of the speed boat or the fishing boat- I'm pretty sure there is no way we could get them on a jet ski!).
Dad took us on a tour of the lake. Emmy was so bored she took a nap.
I actually got to play a game of Rook this vacation!! It was fantastic. Nathan and I won, and we never actually got the bid. So great. I'm pretending that it was my years of experience and superior Rook skills all coming back to me. Or something.
On our last evening, the girls and I went to the city park with Shelly.
It was out on the sand which was fun. Emmy is swinging in the background.
Rolling down the dune. They were both filthy and happy. Emmy got a bath and loved it, Cecily refused because the tub had a crack and she freaked out about the drain in Shelly's shower. Poor Aunt Shelly gave her a sponge bath. *sigh*
So then we packed up for home. *sigh* I'm always sad when vacation is over.
The trip home was not quite as smooth. Rita had bought the girls some new toys so that kept them occupied for a while, but then Emmy poured out half my water bottle onto herself and soaked her car seat so she was wet and grumpy. Cecily whined to watch a movie barely an hour in, and we ate a late lunch so I was 'hangry'... But we made it safely and mostly sane. And we can't wait for next year.