Monday, July 19, 2010

Vacation Recap:: Day Four

This is the final day.  I know you are all weeping right now (Out of sadness or joy I don't know!).  Our final day was more like a half day.  We spent half of it doing vacation-y things and the other half driving home and unpacking and settling back in.  It was an overcast day, but still quite muggy, so we felt the need to be near the water once again. This time on paddle boats!  I haven't been on one of those things in a very long time.  It is quite a leg workout.  This time out we even brought Lucas with us.
Lucas wasn't a fan of his life jacket, but he learned to accept it and move on.

Papa and Leah doing all the work!

Grandma and Hannah enjoying the view!

It was a pretty view.

Afterwards we had time for one last frolic on the playground

Then we packed up and headed home.  We made one last stop in a very small town called Krebs.  It is the home of several authentic Italian restaurants and an Italian grocery store.  Perhaps it was a town settled by Italian immigrants?  I will have to do some research on that.  But whatever the reason, we enjoyed a yummy, filling lunch before the last push for home.  We were home by dinner time and after a light snack and a bath, the kids were in their beds asleep and totally worn out.  I always love crawling into my bed after being away for awhile.  It just reminds me how much I love my home. 

Now where to go next year?????

6 comments:

k_stin said...

Ooh, I once went to an Italian restaurant over there called Pete's Place. It was SOOO good!

p.s. I like your hair color! Very summery and youthful!

Jacquelyn said...

Okay, I don't want to go through and comment on every post. I mean, I do, but I won't. Looks like such a fun family vacation! Tell Hannah her hair looks super long in the picture of her being Pocahontas.

Tanda said...

Sounds like a great trip! And I also love the feel of sliding into my own sheets after being gone. I try to make sure they are always clean too!

Maria Rose said...

Sounds like great fun! I love the photo of Lucas looking warily at his life jacket!

Anonymous said...

Italian coal miners immigrated to the area to work in coal mines. I believe Pete was injured in a mining accident and could not or did not want to work again in the mines and so sold choc beer and started
a restaurant.


papa_stafford

Emily said...

Thank you, Dad! Now I know!