Still, we had tons of fun. My dad's company owns a condo up there that the employees can rent out for a week at a time. We do it every year, but it's really more of an R and R thing than an active vacation. We swim in the lake or (much less cold) pool, lounge in the hot tub (which is freaking hot! About 200 degrees Fahrenheit, we think) and just chill, visit, and have family time. We also play plenty of beach-y sports like volleyball and soccer, and watch plenty of movies.
These are my youngest nephews and niece (for the time being--the next addition to the family via my sister-in-law is scheduled to make her first appearance next week) swimming together at the pool. I got onto photobucket.com to mess around and make it all artsy. Aren't they cute?
These are some other family and beach-front pictures. Unfortunately, we're not all in them. The thing is, I have eleven siblings. (Yes, you read that right: eleven. As in 11.) By the time we thought to start taking pictures, my mom and two of my brothers wtih their families had already left. Two of my younger (though no longer smaller) brothers didn't come at all. One's on a mission in Washington. The other was having some problems he had to stay home and take care of. But, this is a good few of us.
|Me, my sisters, my niece, and my dad.|
I'm second from the left in the ratty tank. :D
|My dad and four (out of eight) brothers.|
|Beautiful view of the lake with my brothers and niece|
playing in front of it. I love how 3-D the clouds look!
|The pool and searing hot tub (in the|
foreground) and my brothers--yes,
even the adult ones--lining up to go
down the water slide. :D All men are
little boys at heart!
|The green in front of the condo where|
we play lots of sports and let the
babies run wild!
|The view from my bedroom of the condo. It's almost beach-|
front property. :D
Overall, it was a ridiculously fun and worthwhile vacation. I always love kicking it with my awesome family!
So, do YOU have summer vacation plans?