A quick numbers run down of summer:
8 Amusement Park visits (season passes)
2 Indoor Waterpark visits
1 Trip to splash in waterfalls
1 Island visit
3 Great Lakes
2 Trips to Chicago
2 Historical Villages
2 Girl Scout events
1 Garage Sale
Lots of Alcohol
1 misplaced license
1 found license
1 new replacement license
So, here are some pictures from the summer I had.
I photographed the wedding of my friend C's sister.
Spent a fun day on Lake Michigan with my aunt and Minion 1, plus some friends and family
Went to Traverse City for 3 days with my daughter's girl scout troop!
Spent most of a week being wild and crazy up north in Michigan. I took my 2 girls, and my niece and we camped. We were stuck in a tent during 2 nasty thunder storms. We played in waterfalls. We stuck our toes in Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and Lake Superior- 3 great lakes in 1 week!
Spouse and I took Minion 2 and 3 to Chicago to the Museum of Science and Industry. Long day, but lots of fun!
Spent a fun weekend with my mom at her house, which sits on a small lake. Worked hard doing a yard sale, and played even harder at night- boats, swimming, drinking, and partying!
Took the girls to Grand Haven for the Coast Guard Festival- swam, walked the pier, walked the boardwalk, watched the musical fountain, and had a blast!
Spent a few days camping in Muskegon with Minion 3, my cousin, and her daughter. Followed this up with a day of just Minion 3 and me in Ludington on the beach. We shopped, we walked a mile out to a lighthouse, and went up in it!
We also just spent a busy weekend driving all over. On Saturday, Spouse and I took Minion 3 to a Girl Scout event in Dearborn at Ford's Greenfield Village. We had a blast, and enjoyed a great day.
Then on Sunday, I drove back to Chicago with Minion 3, my friend K, and her two kids, J & C. We went back to the MSI for the day.
It has been a LONG busy summer. And Fall is shaping up to be busy- I volunteered to be Minion 3's co-leader for her Girl Scout troop. I figure, I'm already helping out on every event, might as well show up for all the meetings, as well! ;)
With that, I already have 3 weekends away from home planned from mid-September until early November. Meanwhile, Spouse has to go out of town for 3-5 days for work in October. He might wind up in Anaheim, CA or DC, or NYC. Or, Ohio. Yes, the choices!
If it's Anaheim? I'm TOTALLY fucking crashing that trip, and spending a few days at Disneyland. ;)