Warning, lots of awesomely bad iPhone pictures ahead!
So I mentioned that we’d been on vacation for a week, and here’s where we went:
We were at the Grand Pines Resort, in Hayward, Wisconsin – about a six and a half hour drive from where we live in the northwest Chicago suburbs. Grand Pines is a pretty neat place – we stayed in a cabin big enough to hold my dad, brother, and the four of us and still be cozy. Grand Pines is home to the original Famous Dave’s restaurant, and the cabins are decorated exactly like the restaurants are – lots of antlers and random antique sort of stuff covering almost every surface. It’s fun. :) One cool thing about the cabin rentals is that they all come with a pontoon boat you get to use for the week. So obviously our vacation included a lot of time on the lake, fishing, driving around, and swimming:
But there’s more to do in Hayward than just spend time on the water. We also visited a little zoo (where the kids got to feed baby deer!), went go-karting, and saw a lumberjack show:
Of course one of the most important parts of any vacation to me is the food. :) We spent plenty of time eating ice cream, feeding the ducks, and drinking a Bloody Mary that qualified as a meal all on its own:
All in all it was a really great trip, and if you’re in the area I’d definitely recommend spending a week at Grand Pines if you ever get the chance. It was by far the most relaxing week of my entire summer, and I’m so very thankful my family was able to take this trip. I’ll leave you with a picture of a gorgeous Northwoods sunset. I hope you’ve all been able to take in some beautiful surroundings and fresh air this summer!