Wednesday, January 7, 2009
There were a lot of mosquitos that year. My daughter and L decided that they were going to protect themselves from any potential bites by concocting a 'mosquito repellant getup.' I know I have a picture someplace, but I can't for the life of me find it. They wore long pants, socks on their hands, towels over their heads etc. They walked to the store one evening with us and my hubby was truly mortified. Everyone was staring at them like they had the plague. He was genuinely embarrassed and would barely even talk to them. Personally, I thought it was funny.
Here are a couple of pictures of all of us enjoying the lake.
As always, the week went by too fast and we looked forward to going back the next year. Total cost for the week $788.00.
In 1999, just the four of us went. My daughter had just graduated from High School and I wanted one last year as a family on vacation. I had no idea if she would ever go with us again or not. I remember trying to remember every little detail of that year because I knew that potentially our vacations would never be the same again. The pancake breakfast and hayride made me sad because I remembered so many of them when the kids were little.. Rafting was bittersweet because I could clearly see them sitting in the bottom of the raft wearing tiny life vests. The whole week was like that. As it turns out, my daughter still wanted to go on family vacations after she went to college, but in my mind, that year, vacation would never be the same. One week $$610.00. Next year we actually do something we had never done before.