Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Silver Lake Trip 2011...Part 1

On June 25th, with a packed camper, 2 coolers, 6 bikes, a double stroller, a bike trailer, 3 scooters, a kid size picnic table, and a beep beep car we made our way to Silver Lake, Michigan for a MUCH needed family getaway.  It is trip that should generally take 4.5-5 hours for people in our area.  With four young boys in tow needing to stretch, to potty, and to eat we arrived in a little over 7 hours.  We were traveling in our truck and approximately 45 minutes of that time was spent moving car seats around again and again.  More often than not it was only a matter of an hour before someone was annoyed by who they were sitting by, wanted to use the DS, wanted to use the laptop, or wanted to see the movie being played on the DVD player. 

After a few laps around the campground in the truck, Eric successfully backed the trailer into our campsite.  Soon thereafter he realized he was without the key to the trailer hitch lock.  With our truck blocking a road within the campground, Eric began to panic.  I quickly ushered the boys into the camper to give Daddy some breathing room and hoped for the best.  Thankfully, within minutes Eric had busted the lock off and simply said we would need a new lock prior to our departure.  After a long day of traveling, we took a stroll through the campground before settling into bed for the night. 

The following morning Eric and I set up our site as the older three boys rode bikes and Hudson napped.  Throughout the day, two of Eric's brothers (one with a friend and our boat in tow), our niece, and Eric's parents arrived as well.  

Silver Lake, MI


Ryder put his new bike to good use throughout our stay

With foot pegs on their new bikes, Parker and Garrett are capable of giving each other rides and love every minute of it!

Sweet Hudson chilling in his beep beep car

Eric getting our first campfire going

Throughout the week we learned Garrett is slightly obsessed with campfires...lovely

Our campsite...we set up our tent for additional storage.  It made a great place to store the bike trailer and stroller at night. 

Check back for Part 2 of our trip...


The Writer Chic said...

Awesome pics. Looks like y'all had a great trip!

mustangkayla said... fun! Great idea about the extra tent!

shelly said...

How fun---you give me hope about our camping trip in Aug! (Growing up, roughing it was Motel 6 and then I married into the Swiss Family Robinson....)

Stephanie said...

What a great trip! I look forward to reading about part II!

~jan said...

Loved hearing about your trip!

Jenn Jenn said...

Your boys are so grown up!!!


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