Monday, March 16, 2009

Back to the real life

Last night we returned from our yearly vacation. We share a timeshare with Darric's parents and on the 10Th week every year we head up north for pure rest and relaxation, and snowmobiling of coarse, that's actually the biggest reason we bought the condo. It works out great because we consider it our last hurrah of the snowmobile season. When I tell people I'm going to Island Falls for vacation they look at me weird, but it's the one vacation where we can sit back and put our feet up and also enjoy the one thing we love the most. Although this year I didn't do as much riding as I usually do. We usually put on more than 500 miles, but this year I think my sled didn't even make it past 70 miles. Jordan went with me on most of those miles, including a trip to the top of an old ski mountain where we took in the view and had a fun snowball fight with our friends. We milked the end of the vacation by going ice fishing on Pleasant Lake, but only caught a bottle which got a rise out of the kids.
The resort has a pool which seems to be Jordan's favorite part, especially this past year. Because he's been swimming weekly, he's becoming quite the swimmer. He wears his little floaties and they give him just enough freedom to let him explore what he can do in the water. Last week he discovered his abilities with goggles and that he can see underwater and now that's all he wants to do is go under. He started with just putting his face under, but by the end of the week he was putting his whole head under water and swimming with his head under water. He makes me excited and nervous all at the same time.
We also got a chance to catch up on some movie watching and down the road from the resort is a campground which has an old fashion bowling alley which we always make sure to hit just for the laughs. This is also the only time we're so far up north that we head to the mall in Presque Isle and get to see some great scenery we wouldn't see otherwise.
Some would ask what is there to do in Aroostook County, but for having nothing to do, the week sure does fly by. Now it's back to our routine of our everyday life. We now have to focus on Easter, spring cleaning, getting our taxes done, putting in some gardens and building our addition to make room for our addition. I have a feeling I'm going to need another vacation before it's all over with.


Kristin.... said...

Sounds like a great vacation! Glad you had a nice time.

Anonymous said... are making me want to head up North instead of straight east next time I go on a little vacation! Those pictures are beautiful, and it sounds like you had an amazing time. Yay!