Monday, October 20, 2014

Bear Lake Getaway

We took a little roadtrip over the weekend to Garden City, just next to Bear Lake.  Grandma Nancy now lives there with her new husband Randall.  It was a lovely, quick little getaway.  It was low key, fun and relaxing, just what we all wanted and needed.

On Friday we hit Maddox on the way there for a delicious lunch.  We arrived in late afternoon just in time for Brody to break out with a fever and a rash all over his body, so we rested most of the first day until he started feeling better.

That evening we watched Muppets Most Wanted with popcorn and candy and then stayed up late playing board games.  We gave Nancy and Randall a belated wedding gift, The Game of Things.  It is super fun, great for a big group of people.  I already told Greg I want the game for our family for Christmas.

On Saturday we slept in, ate a big breakfast and played at the house and outside.  In the afternoon we went the Garden City park and played there then took the boardwalk down to the lake and played in the sand for a good hour or so.  The kids loved it.  Playing in the sand a the beach was Brody's only request for the weekend.  We visited Aunt Peggy in Laketown and toured their home.  That evening we ate dinner at a local pizza parlor, made raspberry milkshakes and bathed some very dirty, worn out, but happy kids.

Sunday we said our goodbyes and drove home.

We were able to see a lot of wildlife during the trip.  There is a group of wild turkeys that come to the house regularly.  And there was a very silly moose who came just outside of the kitchen window several times, poking around and eating Randall and Nancy's trees and shrubs.  We all got a good laugh from him!  Moose eating our trees is definitely not a problem Greg and I experience in the city.  How fun to escape all the hustle and bustle and play around in the country every once in a while!

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