Sunday, August 30, 2015

2015 Family Vacation

We started our vacation with a visit to DC to see a photo exhibit.  Meandered through looking at some of our favorites and took some time to goof.


a little posing.

Them some more.  Only got yelled at once.




Only missing Katy- she had to work. 
Me and my baby.


From there we headed out of town for Wilderness with a little stop by Effie's for some ice cream.




They only fought a little to pose.
  

We arrived at our cabin.  The wildlife was up close and personal. 

Next time we are going with Cabin 6. 

And the goofy behavior begins.

Our first wildlife visitor.

She was quiet the beggar.  The neighbors brought nuts so she only visited with us once.

No internet- had to resort to good old fashion fun.

 We had a family of swans- mom, dad, and two babies.  They would come for a visit daily.


The babies where just a little smaller with lighter masks and greyish feathers.

Only had one climb on shore and hiss at me once.  Mike saved me by leading it away.



They walked like their feet were totally foriegn to them.  Stomping feet.

We also had some visitors that were much smaller.


Visiting some of our favorite parts.  Starting with the suspension bridge and some fishing.

I have loved this bridge for the last 30 years.

and Dad caught up.

Hannah was the power behind our boat.  Lucky for us there were no other boats out for her to run into. 

She rowed for a hot second.

Mike- large and in charge.

Hannah caught herself a few fish.

Also enjoyed the pool- not a lot of pictures because we were all wet.


Then off to Virginia Beach for some 20th Anniversary reminiscing and beach time.










Emilia's little nest.
Genevieve loved being in the water.  The life gaurd needed to call her in at one point.  She is a fish.

She is so amazing.  Really.

My spunky girl. 

And the wildlife.


I think Mike could have stood there for hours.

Then there were quiet moments.

Morning cuddles.

Sleepy mornings.

My girl is getting so old.

Hard to believe that she is planning a vacation to Germany with her sister next summer.  My babies are going abroad.

My baby.


And more...

Got his full wilderness man on.

And always time for a little goof.

Love being right on the water.

Gotcha.

I can't remember who took this.  Love it.

Bubble shower.

And then we packed up to go home.  

The girls did a great job loading the car to head home.  I think they were excited to get back to internet access.


It was a wonderful week.  It was a little hard coming home.  Now we are gearing up for the first day of school.  Kids are in bed.  Alarm is set.  Tomorrow is a new and wonderful day.

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