Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Vacation Recap

We left Friday July 2 after work and arrived at The Bennett's lake house about 11pm that night. There house is right on Norris Lake, well you have to journey down a few stairs to get to their boat dock.  We got the car unloaded and got the tour of their house and headed to bed. When my hubby and I woke up the next day, we peeked through the blinds...oh what a view. We grabbed coffee and headed outside to take in the view from the deck.  We loved it there.  We spent everyday on the water boating, swimming, tubing....and consuming a few cocktails.  We had a wonderful time with the Bennett family and felt so blessed to be able to vacation with them.  We had great meals together, played games with the kids, and I even tried knee boarding for the first time. I surprised myself that I got up and stayed on, I only stopped because my ankles just couldn't take it anymore...definitely not a young kid anymore. We watched Fire on the Water, Norris Lake's fireworks. Best fireworks I have seen so far, they were incredible. Thank you Bennett family! Here are just a few pictures, hopefully I will follow up at a later date with some more photos!

We stayed at Norris Lake until Tuesday evening and then we headed to Pigeon Forge for one night before heading back to Ohio. On our way out of Pigeon Forge, my hubby requested we make one stop at a guitar store that he has always wanted to visit. So we did, and let me tell you he looked like a kid at a candy store. It was quite impressive, and my step daughter snapped this picture of him out front.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Vacation Take Two

So we are off on our second vacation of the summer. We will be leaving this evening right after work.  My step daughter is with for the next week so she is going with to Norris Lake, in Tennessee. We are so excited to be able to hang out with our friends. They live in Kentucky and have a lake house on Norris Lake, so we will be vacationing with them.  We have never been to Norris Lake, so we are really looking forward to it and we don't see Mike and Jennifer very often, Mike and Lindsey went to college together and were active in the same fraternity. It is always a riot when the two of them get together.  I am really going to try to take a ton of pictures AND post them.  I usually don't do so hot on taking them and I pretty much never post any. We will see!  I wish everyone a very safe but fun filled Independence Day...Happy Birthday America!!!!