Sunday, August 14, 2011

Last Family Vacation of Summer

Little Murphys... Keiran, Katie, Seamus, Helena, Nora, and Tadhg

A week or so ago we went up north for the last time this summer. We went camping in West Branch with Grandma and Grandpa Huddas. During that time Pat and I were able to get away for some golf up at Treetops Resort in Gaylord. Golfing at the courses up north is such an awesome experience. The spectacular views and challenging holes makes for a great, although sometimes frustrating time! We haven't been able to get up there and golf since before the kids were born, so it's been a while and we had a ton of fun. While we were camping, we were also able to spend some time at Pat's family cottage in Saint Helens. Uncle Ed, Uncle Tim and his family, Uncle Joe and his family, as well as friends of Ed's were all up there as well. We all got to go out on a pontoon boat ride as well as spend tons of time swimming at the beach. I know Pat really enjoyed being able to share the cottage with the kids since he spend so much time there on vacation as a kid himself. One of the highlights for the kids was being able to spend time with their cousins and jump off the giant sand hill. By the time we got home we were all exhausted but happy we were able to make one more vacation trip before school starts again at the end of the month. Pat's sister Kathy comes in next week for a visit so we should have a busy last couple of weeks off. I'm not sure where this summer went, but it has FLOWN by...

Helena, Nora, and Keiran playing in the sand

Katie and Nora walking to the beach

This final picture is from a couple weeks ago when we visited a nearby wildlife refuge with Aunt Becca. The animals were so close it was almost scary!

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