Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Family Vacation Post #1

Here are some bullet points of our vacation. Just to give you advance notice, you will probably see more posts and MORE photos in the days ahead...

We Came - Dad and Nana, The Thomberg's, and Brett and Rachel. (The Thomberg's headed to Duluth for an overnight Monday before heading on to Lutsen.)

We Stayed - Up North at Caribou Highland Lodge. (And at a Kidz Suite at the Holiday Inn Duluth which I got for a steal on a silent auction benefiting Gillette)

We Played -
- Hiking at Gooseberry Falls, Temperance and Cascade River State Parks.

- Riding the Gondola and Alpine Slide.
- Hanging out on the beach at Lutsen Resort and Grand Marais.

- Throwing rocks every day.
- Swimming in the pool most afternoons.
- Smiling often.

We Ate and Drank -
-Rib Eyes from Costco, lunch at My Sister's Place and the Angry Trout in Grand Marais, and dinner at Lutsen Resort. We also enjoyed the New Scenic Cafe outside of Duluth.
-Gin and Tonic, Vodka and Tonic, Mojitos, Wine, Summer Shandy Beer and Champagne.
-S'mores at the resort camp fire.

We Discovered -
-There is no AT&T cell phone service in Lutsen, which was fine by me.
-You can dial the front desk from your town home and get a ride/shuttle to Papa Charlies (the bar.)
-Our townhome had a washer and dryer. Major vaca score for this laundry obsessed mommy.

We Loved -
-Waking up and cuddling with our kids each morning.
-Going back to the town home for a nap every afternoon.
-Reading a good book.
-Picking raspberries around the resort for ice cream.
-Spending time with Brett and Rachel.
-Spending time with Dad and Chris.
-The great weather.


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