Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Wonderful vacation!

We are home! We got home yesterday afternoon and have to get used to real life again. I need to do a bunch of laundry and get dishes caught up. And I still don't know if that condo had internet access or not, because I completely forgot to even bring my laptop. But that is good cuz I was able to just not worry about it the whole weekend. But I also forgot my camera. I can't believe I forgot it. We had to stop at the store to get some one-time use cameras so that we would have some pics. Do you know how long it has been since I've had to get pictures developed before seeing them?! I'm going nuts not being able to see if I got some good pics, plus I only got to take 81 pics instead of the hundreds I would normally take with my digital lol. So once we get those pics developed I will get some posted, cuz I know you are all just dying to see pics of me in a swimsuit with my big preggo belly and blinding-white legs lol. :D

We did have a great weekend. My sisters were so fun to have around. We went to the beach a few times. It was my boys' first time at a beach and they loved building sandcastles, playing in the lake, and collecting seashells. We also went to the swimming pools a few times and there was a playground for the boys to play at. Oh, and an ice cream shop, yummy. I was able to get a nap a few of the days. We spent the evenings chatting, playing games, and watching movies. The condo had a bunch of board games and great DVDs to use.

Can I just say that I loved the condo? Sure it was small (especially the tiny tiny kitchen), but for a weekend away that is fine. There were 2 bedrooms. One had 2 queen beds and the other had 2 bunk beds, one double beds and one twins. Plus the couch had a hide-away bed. So we could easily sleep 12 people there if we want to bring more next time. And it was fully stocked with everything we needed like dishes, towels, first aid supplies, etc (even high chair, porta-crib, stroller for babies if needed). All we had to bring was food (except condiments, which they had) and our clothes. It was clean and well taken care of and had enough towels that we didn't have to wash any all weekend. There were beach towels, folding chairs, beach umbrella, sand toys, a wagon to haul everything, etc all available to use when we went to the lake (which was only a few minutes walk away).

The weather was perfect too. Friday when we got there it was a bit overcast and windy but the rest of the weekend had perfect blue skies and it wasn't too hot or too cold. Just perfect beach weather. Only the boys managed to come away without a sunburn. Partly because we made sure to slather them with sunblock when we went out and partly cuz they were already tan from playing outside so much this summer. Hubby's back got pretty burned cuz he hates putting on sunblock, silly man. I just have a little sunburn on my shoulder and chest, and my sisters just a little on their shoulders/back. The sun was great for my skin, helped clear up my psoriasis a little more and gave me a little more tan (except for my still-blinding-white legs).

All in all it was a great weekend and I hope that next year we can get a whole week up there. I told Hubby we should save up so we can rent a boat or some ski-doos next time. And of course next time I will remember my camera cuz I hate not being able to add some pics to this post!


Unknown said...

Sounds like so much fun- Can't wait to see the pics :)

Anonymous said...

Welcome home. I'm glad you had a nice time. :)