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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Family Vacation

Destination:  A lakeside KOA in Ft. Collins, Colorado. WITH Paul and Holly and my parents.  We each reserved our own cabins and met out there.  The kids did fantastic on the 9 hr drive.  I made them a map of things I knew we'd see along the way, we played car BINGO, we read a stack of new library books, they played with lacing cards and other toys great for the car,  ate lots of snacks and a cooler lunch, and they watched a movie.  We were there before we knew it!

The campground has lots of great amenities including a big playground area, swimming pool with a baby pool, paddle boats, bumper boats, mini golf, arcade, library, fitness room, fitness trail, and of course the LAKE.  Our cabin had two bunk beds (twin-twin, twin-double), a little kitchenette, and a small bathroom with a shower.  It worked great for us!  And the location of our cabin was perfect too, right on the corner next to the lake and the fishing dock and bumper boats.  Since we have to stay right outside our cabin while the kids nap, it made for a nice place to hang out.  We did the bumper boats, paddle boats, the pool (although it was pretty COLD), the walking trail.  We cooked our own meals, we spent evenings by the campfire with gooey smores, we went hiking (be it a short hike cuz rain started to come), and even Kevin and I got out for a little date one of the afternoons (batting cage and go Karts).  Mostly we just really enjoyed hanging out as a family, relaxing by the lakeside.  Ahh...

The whole trip was a little hard for Carter though.  He decided to stay on Central time and wake up at 5:30am, on the dot, every morning and was then on a different schedule from the rest of us for the whole day.  He was tired fussy through nearly every meal and our entire hike except for the very end.  So it was quite frustrating, but family was pretty good about helping out and mom would push him in the stroller sometimes to get him to finally FINALLY fall asleep.

In the end though we had a really great trip, and we already can't wait for next year!!

Now, because I have so many more pictures than what will fit in one post, or even several posts, this time I'm going to try a slide show.  There aren't any captions, and I think the music might now be working right, but it at least gives you a glimpse into our vacation.  Enjoy!

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