Now that I am getting all caught up on "What we did Last Summer", I had to post about our 4th of July vacation to Cranberry Lake in New York with my awesome In-laws! I had not been able to post the pictures before because I couldn't find the folder that contained all of our pictures from this trip. Turns out the pictures were in our main photo's folder the whole time, but the name of the sub-folder they were store under was throwing me off. I looked in every single photo folder except the ones they were stored in. Gotta love those few blonde roots that haunt me!
Bofore I even start telling you about how much fun the trip was, I have to tell you that in reality this trip begain LONG before we loaded the kids and our bags in the car for our New York trip. A few months ago my In-Laws bought a Gold Wing (pictured below). They planned this whole cross country from Idaho to NY with stops all along the way. Honestly, how friggin' cool are they? Very! I don't remember how long their one way trip lasted, but I do know it was somewhere along the two to three week range! Wow!
The town of Cranberry Lake is super cute! It's got a small town feel, but suprisingly filled with out-of-towners who have been traveling to this little town all of their lives. We stayed in a lodge right on the lake, with an adorable town beach literally next to the rooms on one side and a marina set up on the other side.
The first afternoon we hung out, let the kids play at the beach and looked the other way when Pappy stuffed the kids with candy!
The next afternoon we drove to Lake Placid and walked around the town. Lake Placid was much larger and more touristy than most of the other little towns along the way, so it was fun to walk around and check out the cute little shops. We even had the opportunity to check out the ice rink inside the Olympic center, where some figure skating classes were taking place. I've always loved figure skating, so even the teenager practices were fun to watch. Another cool thing about bing inside the Olympic Center was the motivational posters, all over!
Our last awesome treat was getting to ride a pontoon boat. Jax did not like wearing his life jacket and cried for a solid 15 minutes, but other than that, EVERYONE had an awesome time! I even went in to the water, which is a big deal considering that I have never been comfortable in the water. Once I was in the water, I loved it! I have to build my confidence in the water because I definatly want to do that again!
On 4th of July we made smores, hung around the beach and got bitten like craaaazy by those dang biting flies! At night, we got to catch some fireworks and just hang out as a family. My favorite part was how much the kids loved being with Pappy and their Nanna! We love you so much and with that Gold Wing you guys are just the coolest people! We loved being with you. Thank you for another amazing adventure!