Welcome to Sunday Coffee, a weekly feature where you are invited to join me in reminiscing about the past or just chatting about what’s going on in life! Grab a cup and sit for a spell.
A couple of years ago my brother in law had the idea to do a family vacation. It was something that we had always talked about but never were able to organize–until this summer.
When I was growing up, we always went Up North to family cottages on the shores of Lake Superior. Days were spent swimming, collecting rocks, picking blueberries, and fishing.While the U.P. (Upper Peninsula for you non-Michiganders) is beautiful, it’s also 8-9 hours of driving each way. So when my mom discovered that her old neighbor now owns Escape to the Lake Cabins, a resort only an hour and a half away, we were all in.
My mom and dad rented the large cabin, and DH and I took one of the bedrooms. Between the large cabin and another sleeping-quarters-only cabin, my three sisters, two of their husbands, and a total of six grandkids had a great time.
The cabins were extremely well maintained and clean. There was also an “arcade” that had a basketball game, air hockey, videos, and roller skates. One afternoon the managers held an ice cream social so that we could get to know the other guests. Everyone was very friendly.
We spent our days much like we did when I was a little girl; swimming, fishing, having pancakes for breakfast. DH and I also took some alone time to run, bike, and swim. It was so fun getting to know my nieces and nephews better. They are so adorable, not that I’m biased or anything. However, they are also full of energy, so I found myself taking a couple of naps.
In the evenings we sat around a campfire, drank wine, and had s’mores.
Every morning I woke up to–you guessed it–coffee! It’s funny how it is such a constant in my life. Something about holding a mug of steaming coffee overlooking the lake surrounded by family is supremely peaceful. No wonder coffee brings back so many memories.
What were your family vacations like? Share in the comments!