Posted by: griswoldfun | July 13, 2009

Vacation Recap! Or “We still wish we were there…”

Chilling on the boat

Chilling on the boat

We spent the past entirely too short week at Table Rock Lake with very dear friends (three brothers, their dad, and respective families) who love Mr. G and let us crash their family vacation last year and couldn’t get rid of us this year.  Seven days of loafingboating can pass by way too quickly!  We had a slew of happy kids and adults… my opinion is that it was a direct result of no schedule / plans other than lake time and food (a planned trip to visit a big breakfast buffet at the nearby fancy schmancy resort and a trip to the Pizza Hut on the lake by boat).  We saw one spectacular firework show put on by Kimberling City and then fireworks on the horizon nightly.  The girls squeezed in a trip to Silver Dollar City and we managed to check out the local Wal-Mart (is this a southern thing to do on vacation or just a strange Griswold and friends thing to do?).  We ate lots of cool mint Oreos, a little fishing, ate a lot of chocolate chip cookies, and enjoyed lots of sunset cruising.  We tried out two different homemade ice cream recipes that were both successful… with the exception of the curious raccoon who joined us on the deck one night in hopes of getting a sample.  And we tubed, and skied, and boated, and anchored, and swam, and tubed some more.  One day Mr. G and I both forgot the name for a “cleat”  and we laughed over that.  We spent lots of nights falling asleep while feeling like we were still rocking on the boat.  All those Kenny Chesney & Jimmy Buffet songs run through your head as you experience days like those.  Thanks to God for for good friends and the reminder of how blessed we are! (And the Good Lord knew to make it rain the morning we left or we would probably still be there… especially since the temps were in the 80s, not the 100s like it is here!!).

Happy Crowd

Happy Crowd

Fishing

Fishing

Crusin' at dusk

Crusin' at dusk

Cousin bonding... the more tubes the better

Cousin bonding... the more tubes the better

Good times relaxing on the swim deck

Good times relaxing on the swim deck

Driving to Pizza Hut... notice the tubes are ready to go at a moments notice!

Driving to Pizza Hut... notice the tubes are ready to go at a moments notice!

Pizza Hut's Boat Dock

Pizza Hut's Boat Dock

Never too young for the paddle boat (don't worry, they were tied on to the boat)

Never too young for the paddle boat (don't worry, they were tied on to the boat)

Table Rock Lake

Table Rock Lake

Sunset on the lake! The good life!

Sunset on the lake! The good life!

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Responses

  1. Looks like a blast! Love the pizza hut. So fun to boat to dinner:)

  2. Fun times! It looks like it was a great week! I have to say I’m jealous. 🙂

  3. Wow, just Wow! And thanks for coming home with the ice cream recipe!


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