Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Katie and Mommy's Big Adventure - Day 2 (Picture overload!)

Saturday exemplified a good vacation day for me.  There was no time that we had to get up.  The breakfast buffet at the hotel was extensive.  We didn't have anywhere to be in the morning so we hung out at the hotel pool for a little while and then Katie napped while Granddad, Grandma, and I shared laughs and conversation in the next room.  I actually got to exercise on the hotel treadmill while Katie played with Grandma and Granddad in the swimming pool.  The best part was that the treadmill faced a glass wall that faced the pool so I had a front row seat to watch Katie swimming and playing in the water with my parents.  It was great!

After a relaxing morning of exercise and playing in the pool, followed by napping, we went to a park nearby the hotel.  This was no ordinary park in that it is actually HUGE and has a man made beach, a lake for swimming, two playgrounds, canoeing, and various other activities.  Unfortunately, we settled for 30 minutes on the smaller playground (that was the one we could locate) since we didn't have a lot of time.  Katie wanted to play "Save the Animals" (we're on a Diego watching kick) so Grandma, Granddad, and I all got to be animals she saved at least once.  Granddad is a great playmate!

After the park we headed to the family reunion.  We met lots of people I'd never even heard of (although Grandma gave me a helpful cram session before we went!).  They were distant cousins and great aunts and uncles.  It was nice to meet them and everyone loved seeing Katie.  What's not to like?
 To my never ending delight, she was as well behaved as she was cute.

At the end of a crazy busy day, it all comes down to a good story.
So far, the only downside to the trip is that Katie has been waking up multiple times per night which wakes ME up.  I may need a vacation to recoup from my vacation!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like another fab vac day. Aren't you glad you you took Jim's lead and did this trip!