Friday, April 19, 2013

Mini Vacation

Tralee didn't have school this Wednesday, and wouldn't you know it, Jim just happened to be in town at the same time!  Jim worked out his schedule so that he could also take the day off, and we decided to play together as a family!  

We left for McCall, Idaho after Tralee got out of school on Tuesday.  Jim booked us a nice hotel with an indoor swimming pool.  We spent the evening swimming, and relaxing in our room.  We had the pool all to ourselves as it was "off season" in McCall and it was the middle of the week.  

Wednesday morning we ate breakfast at the hotel - it was pretty yummy.  The kids and Jim went for another swim, while I stayed in the room to relax and pack.  Fun was had by all!  After we checked out of the hotel, we drove to Jim's Uncle's property to spend the rest of the day in the great outdoors.  The weather was a bit crisp, but the sun was out to play, so it kindly warmed us with its rays throughout the day.

We hiked around and explored, shot Jim's .22, climbed the tree house, attempted to fish but soon realized there were no fish yet this time of year, and roasted hotdogs and s'mores.  I also snuck some applesauce and bananas into the mix of campfire food.  

Overall, our day was pretty awesome together.      

Jim in his element.  A .22 in one hand, and a fishing pole in the other.

Birds nests galore in and around the tree house!  Jim's acting crazy, but what else is new?

So excited to find birds nests . . . they were from last year and completely empty!

Look at my manly boy climbing that ladder!

Crossing the bridge across the water

Tralee decided to sit and contemplate the wonders of the world on this little spot of the world.

We spent some time playin' ball as well.

Warming up my tootsies by the campfire
Roasting dogs

Jim and I have an on-going fight over whose roasted marshmallows are better.  I like mine charred to a crisp.  He likes his perfectly browned.

Eating s'mores!

We had a wonderful mini vacation!!

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