Our summer plans were a bit up in the air this year. Three weeks ago, we had plans to travel to Arizona, but due to an illness in the family we were to visit...those plans got canceled. One of J's friends from high school (and his wife :) own a cabin in Northern California that they have amazingly offered up for friends to use. I gave them a quick call and we were set for a vacation. The only tricky part for us was that the cabin was a 7.5 hour drive without stops. That means that it took us over 8.5 hours to get there since we had to stop every hour on the hour for at least one of our children to go pee. Seriously, after the third hour of driving and our third stop, J was losing it. The kids were losing it. Gus kept shouting in a shrill voice that he wanted to be at home sleeping. Thankfully, J got control of himself and finished the drive while everyone slept. We arrived at our destination at midnight!
Needless to say, it was worth the drive. I wish my pictures did the scene and our experience justice. The cabin is this magical place that our friend Mrs. M has fixed up. In the kids room there are 6 beds all outfitted with different themes. Keller slept in the Star Wars bed, Vera chose the fun tween looking full bed, and Gus slept in a girl themed one (he wanted to sleep next to Keller).
Keller was especially thrilled that we were in gold mining country. He did think that there were going to be nuggets sitting on the ground...we had to let him down gently.
It didn't stop him from trying on our creek walk.
I played around with my camera a bit on manual.
Not kidding, this is their backyard. So, so beautiful.
Arts and craft time.
They have a teepee!
Our first dinner at the cabin on Saturday night.