Wednesday, June 13, 2012

a road trip with the girls.....and Babu (sorry Babu)

Our early arrival meant we weaseled an invite to join my family (sans my bro- pole!) on a road trip to Michigan.  We left J behind to do important things like move our stuff and figure out if we have medical insurance so with Auntie Katy in too Babu was way outnumbered. We loaded up and hit the road......and I mean we really hit the road......7 hours in one day and for 2 girls that can circle our entire island in about 1 1/2 hours that was a LONG car ride.
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luckily Bibi brought plenty of American snacks
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and the place we stayed was a beautiful massive resort log cabin or "a huge house made of sticks" as Anni pointed out. And it had Jacuzzi tubs in every suite...Holla!
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cool weather and lots of trees... the good life!
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the property is thousands of acres and we did plenty of deer watching stalking... some of us were a little more passionate about it then others..
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of course we were good little tourists and hit the town for some window shopping and fudge tasting
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check out my mom in the window..she is so cute.
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On the last day we took the ferry over to Macinac Island for some touristy fun. And the fast 20 minute on time ferry is much preferred the the puke boat thank you very much.
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Babu treated us ladies to a horse and carriage ride and the anticipation almost killed them
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we ladies dig big sunglasses
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they even had a butterfly habitat
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I love these pigtails
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the weather was divine and the tour made this history nerd very giddy
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beautiful part of God's creation
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fam time
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The island has no cars at all..only bikes and horses so I just had to rent a bike and take the girls along the water (beats shopping any day!)
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they laughed and chanted "Nenda Mama, go Mama go" the entire 6 miles...seriously. I think they liked it.
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plus we stopped to build a little rock pile because apparently that is what 'cool people' do there...and we always want to be cool.......see....
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Anni built it six high because "that is how old I almost am and cause I can't find anymore little ones"
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and after all that bike riding  being pulled by me the girls had to recharge with a shake....
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but shakes made with real ice cream are really good.
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and then we boarded the ferry to head back.  And Miss Evy was heard saying "No me nap Mama!" just five minutes before this picture was taken.....
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liar.liar...pants on fire....
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My Mom and Dad with the Grand hotel in the background.  They stayed there for their honeymoon way back when milk was 5 cents and gas was.....free :) I love you and thank you for the great weekend!  Two little girls want to know when we can go back,
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4 comments:

Bibi Ronnie said...

It was a wonderful weekend with all my girls. Couldn't believe how good Anni & Evy were the entire trip. Been missing them for four years. Of course massages, movies, & pedicures also added to the fun. They can come back anytime!!! And luckily the trucks only killed the mirror.

jkww said...

Those were some GREAT photos! I love the one of Anni in the rearview mirror and Evy with the sunglasses and shake! Suuuuper cute! Can't wait to see you :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE the photo of the milkshake and pink sunglasses. Serious Summer Fun.
So glad you got some family time in the sun like that. Precious memories. I can't imagine what it would be like to bring my kids to the place where I went on my honeymoon and have that place be within driving distance of my life. Feels so grounded (= Steph

Godliver Mashele -A Sustainable Global Leader said...

love your blog and your every adventure. Where in East Africa are you? Probably I will meet you when I come home soon, I am inspired! I have sent you a friend request on FB now, we can chat...Take care, blessings