Sunday, July 19, 2009

Weekend Getaway

Weekend getaway!!

Secluded spot for fishing ^
Sergio getting ready to cast....^

Ellison relaxin'

Picture time Aaron!

After a month and a half of being out of school, the kids and I were getting antsy. All cooped up in the house makes for a very unhappy mom. Lake O' The Pines to the rescue! We packed up our stuff and the kids and headed east on Saturday morning. We enjoyed the 2 1/2 hour ride out there and stayed at this quaint, no frills motel called Lake O' The Pines Lodge. After checking in Sergio immediately announced we were going fishin'. I had never been, so I was excited to say the least. I shared a fishing rod with Ellison and we found a nice spot on the lake. It was hot but the cool breeze from the lake helped out. After a couple of hours, Aaron was tired of fishing (mostly getting his hook caught on the dock, losing his bait, tangling up his line, you get the picture), so I took him over to the sandy beach area for a swim. He had a good time and we headed back to the fishing dock to join the rest of the gang.
No luck with the fish. By this time it was pretty late and the kids were getting hungry. Sergio could have stayed there all night! We had to practically drag him out of there promising we'd be back tomorrow.
After a quick shower back in our room, we headed into town to find a place to have dinner. We quickly realized this little town did not have much to offer. So we went into a Dairy Queen for dinner. We had some good conversation and for dessert of course we had ice cream.
The next morning we woke up bright and early and headed into town again. I wanted to explore the historic area and we wound up in some antique stores. My favorite thing to do: antiquing!! I quickly found some vintage Barbie Type dolls to add to my collection, some old children's books to add to my collection and a vintage Bible, to add to my collection of Bibles! I almost bought a vintage Mickey Mouse phone except I remembered I no longer have a land line at home! Hmmmmm I will probably get it next time we go! Because we WILL go back! I have it all planned out! We will go on a horse and buggy ride, go on the Haunted House tour and of course more lake and antiquing!!
What a great weekend escape. I really loved Lake o the pines and all it has (slow pace) to offer!

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  1. WOW, What beautiful and peaceful pictures.

    Looks like a great get away!

  2. Hey Sister Martinez!!! It's Ben Chappell. My wife keeps up a great blog, and she says we should follow each others. We're already starting to read yours ;) Can't wait to see y'all again! Bye!


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