Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Our Summer Vacation 2014 ~ Fireworks, The Cabin, & Mountain Mini Golf

We left my parents house in Maryland early on the 4th of July so we knew one of the first things on the to-do list when we arrived in North Carolina was to find a place to watch fireworks!

After we freshened up at the cabin, we headed into town and found a spot!

I was anxious to see how LG would react to them since she was so little last year and we didn't venture out to watch them. She loves thunder so I wondered if she'd like the fireworks, too.

She looks like such a big girl to me in this picture!

We had to wait a little while for them to start, but she was content to snuggle under the blanket with Mimi while we waited!

When they finally started, she was in awe!!

We actually ended up having a view of two separate firework displays so she had a hard time deciding which direction she should look!

She kept saying, "They go "Boom!"" and asking for more!

It was so precious!

She loved pointing out the different colors!

On the drive back to the cabin, she quickly fell asleep and no doubt was dreaming of the festivities she had just watched!

On Saturday morning, we got up and enjoyed a peaceful morning at the cabin. The West Jefferson area is known for it's gorgeous log homes built as vacation rentals and we've been choosing them as opposed to getting a hotel room for several years now. We shared this one with my parents, sister and
brother in law and my aunt and uncle.

Londyn Grace loved having everyone's undivided attention!

It also allowed us to spend more time with them since we don't get to see them as often as we'd like!

This cabin was nestled in the woods and had a lovely view from the porch!

There's just something about the peace and quiet of the mountains that soothes the soul!

After everyone got up and had breakfast, we decided to head to Boone to do some shopping and play a round of mini-golf!

There's an adorable course built into the side of a mountain that always proves challenging and fun!

This was Goosey's first golfing experience and although she loved it at first, she quickly grew disinterested and grouchy due to being tired from traveling and being off of her normal nap schedule. 

It took all of us to entertain her while we tried to finish our game.

Auntie M and Uncle "Nonny" (Johnny) both won free games by getting a hole in one on the special hole!

Pop Pop was able to get a few smiles out of her by letting her try Auntie's sunglasses on!

In the end, we all had fun despite Goosey's fussiness and Daniel ended up the victor of our mountain mini-golf game! 

Needless to say she got her much-needed nap on the way back to the cabin!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE the second shot of LG in the sunglasses!!! And what a fun get-away! We are doing the cabin thing over Thanksgiving with Jarrod's side of the family. I'm looking forward to having everyone under one roof!