Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Little Get-Away

Steve, the boys, and I just returned from a mini-vacation in McCall, Idaho. We rented a house and spent a few days, just the four of us, and it was wonderful. I think I have an acute case of post-vacation hangover this morning. It was so nice to be away from everything and just enjoy each other's company. The cabin had no television, no phone, and no Internet, and I didn't miss any of them. None of us wanted to come home, except Griffin, who missed his toys. And now, I give you in no particular order, my top 10 favorite moments from our little adventure:
Our cabin. You wouldn't guess it from the outside, but the inside was gorgeous. I fell madly in love with the huge, open kitchen/dining room/living room. If we ever build a house, I want it to look just like this one on the inside.
Our canoe adventure on Payette Lake. We even saw a mama moose swimming and emerging from the lake. Only my second moose-sighting ever, and I'm from Maine!
The gigantic, deep bath tub.
Riding our bikes at Ponderosa State Park

Happening upon a real, live Sisters on the Fly camp trailer (more on that, later...)

Afternoon naps (it cracks me up how they are in the exact same position)

Digging in the dirt with my big boy

The dishwasher - - I do not have a dishwasher, and I have to say, it was soooo nice to not have to wash dishes by hand, 5 million times per day. Our rental also had a microwave - - something else I do not own - - but I kept forgetting to use it because I am so accustomed to life without one. This reaffirmed the fact that I can definitely get by without having one.

Post-dinner ice cream at The Ice Cream Alley

Having this guy all to ourselves, out of his nutty Army environment. No ringing cell phone. No distractions. It was wonderful!

4 comments:

Terrij83@yahoo.com said...

What a wonderful vacation. I think sometimes you don't even realize how bad you needed it until your there. Great pics can't wait to get together and hear all the details.

Heather said...

You are so right, Terri! Steve and I were ready to pack it all up and move to McCall! Love it up there!!

Susan said...

Aaaah....how wonderful are these photos. Love each and every one. Talk about a "picture tells a story".

Kate said...

Sounds like fun. I can't wait to hear more about the trailer.

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