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Blissful week


Well, we’re back from our super wonderful relaxing family vacation.  No joke.  It was all of those things, and more!

Claire did a pretty good job with the long road trip through AR, MO, IL & WI.

AR7_6Most of the time, she looked like this:

JulysleepWe drove through the night and wee hours of the morning until we reached Aunt Janet’s house.  I was so happy for Janet and Bailan to meet Claire.  Meesh, Bailan’s friend, also go to meet Claire.  They all seemed to hit it off well!

JulyBailan JulyJanet JulyMeeshI remember Bailan at the age that Claire is now, and it was pretty cool to see them interact with each other.

bailanFrom Aunt Janet’s, we drove up to the Door County peninsula, AKA my home away from home.  I love it up there.  The weather, the family, the memories, and now to make more memories with Alex and Claire!  You bet!

Here’s a picture of a view that makes me grin everytime I see it in person.

JulySisterBayIt’s the hill into Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  A place that is near and dear to my heart.  I spent every summer but one up there while I was growing up.

We met my Mom and her friend Karen up at the house and had a good time just kicking back and relaxing.  It was a good break from the craziness (and heat) of Memphis and the upcoming move.

Let’s see.  We:  shopped, ate at many of the staples (Wilson’s, Al Johnson’s, Carol House, Shoreline, Wild Tomato), went to a few parks, enjoyed local entertainment (see below)

JulyKaren JulySongClaire was entertained by Karen and her ukelele.

Claire is ALMOST crawling, enjoyed the bonfires and cookouts, and LOVED the waves and water at my favorite beach, Sand Bay.

julie1We also had some fun with the big chair at Julie’s.julie2I’ll have more pictures later, but right now we’re in packing mode.  T-minus 14 days ’til the move!  AUGH!  T-minus 13 days until teachers (that’s me!) go back to work!  Double AUGH!

Until next time, enjoy this.  Feel free to submit comments with a suitable caption!