Ever since last year, the boys have talked about the Detroiter, and have wanted to go back. That’s where they voted to take our family vacation. Toph and I were happy, it is after all just a tad bit cheaper and less travel than a Disneyland trip! 🙂
There was LOTS swimming in the natural hot springs, the boys are truely little fishies who could just swim, swim, swim the day away…
Elliot had no fear of the water which was good in some ways,
and not so good in others (he would just walk right off the steps)-
the boys enjoyed their lessons on building the fire/fire safety, and roasting the perfect hotdog and marshmallows.
We ate lots and lots of yummy campfire food, tinfoil dinners, hot dogs, s’mores…yum.
Tucker and I had a good laugh about his marshmallows catching on fire (just like our pretend camping trip)
We enjoyed beautiful scenery,
and later in the evenings, we had a nocturnal visitor to the Detroiter…a skunk. I ran into it more than once….
(Picture taken out of our window)
Yeah, Christopher kept telling me, it’s more afraid of you than you are of him….Yeah, not so. Let’s just say one night, I was on top of the picnic table, and Toph had to come to my rescue. Thankfully none of us were sprayed.
We went on a hike and looked for bugs
We swam, and splashed in the river
Toph got some incredible pictures of some
cranes, pelicans that were splashing in the river at the same time as us
Somethings I didn’t get pictures of, but wish I had?
The kids snuggled together sleeping on the futon, the 5 hour game of Monopoly played by Toph, Tuck and Tru *Truman won!*, and the pool house (where the boys loved to go down and get penny candy and treats)…
One minute down the road, after we’d packed up and said good bye, we looked back to see this:
He’d had so much fun, he couldn’t stay awake to eat his sucker. Now that’s a good sign of a good family vacation.