We spent the last 2 weeks camping at our home-away-from-home, Willow Grove at Dale Hollow Lake. Literally my favorite place in the world (I think…haven’t been everywhere yet!) It was a fabulous, relaxing, refreshing vacation. Every year the kids get older, the easier and more relaxing boating and camping gets. We kayaked, ate lots of ice-cream, did LOTS of swimming, spent lots of time at the boat dock, rode bikes, took lots of boat rides, ate yummy food, hung out with family and friends, read books, and watched Lord of the Rings together (Jake decided it was time for the kiddos to watch it…and they LOVED it! We broke it up over several nights.) Here are some (okay, a lot) of pictures of our adventures:
Before anybody else got there, we took our annual kayak trip to Goat Island….
And both of the kiddos kneeboarder this year! Jack really loved it, and did it a BUNCH throughout the week. Josie did great, but she only did it once more.
There was lots of ice cream at the dock….
And lots of swimming at Coon Island….
Nana’s sister, Bobby, and her granddaughter came for the first week. It was great getting to hang out with them! Josie and Jack had fun with Delaney. 🙂
Matching hats were bought….
One day we at lunch at Sunset. We rode in Grammy and Pappy’s new boat with them.
There was couple of cooler, rainy days where we just hung out at the campground, and of course visited the dock for ice cream….
And lots of swimming days…
Kinley REALLY liked Shshr’s headphones.
This girl LOVES her Daddy.
Jack was wiggling his front top tooth mightly during our trip, so I had to take a “before” picture….because once those front teeth are gone, they never look the same!
One day we all went to East Port to eat….but they were out of food! So we ended up eating at Sulfur Creek instead- what an adventure!
Alec turned 16!
And Katie Ann caught a fish with her HANDS!
Shshr wanted a picture with all 7 of her great nieces and nephews….this is NOT an easy feat, but we got a couple of good ones!
The last few days of our trip, our sweet friends got to join us-they even got their own camper! We were happy to have them join us for their inaugural trip. 🙂
It was a great trip. We are so blessed to get to take such an awesome vacation every year. What wonderful, wonderful memories we are making!