Friday, August 5, 2011

a broken fridge, boobs, hookers and binoculars

Weird things happen on vacations.

Normally quite a few when its with my family.

This summer was no exception.

My family went to Log Lake for a week.  10 of us were occupying a cottage on a lake the size of a large swimming pool in the middle of no where.

It was pretty eventful....

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When we arrived, we started to put some food in the fridge but there were a bunch of milk jugs filled with water.  We started taking them out, only to discover later that we were supposed to keep switching frozen jugs between the freezer and the fridge.
Brian and Kim on fridge duty.

You know, because the fridge didn't work.  Luckily, the freezer did but there was a daily ritual of emptying the fridge then switching water jugs, then reloading the fridge again.

It would have been nice to know this ahead of time....

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Every year that we all go to a cottage, my dad loves to go fishing.  I have NEVER seen him catch anything.... ever.  He will wonder around the lake in a row boat for an hour then show back up empty handed.

This year was no different.  

This is what he would be doing to me for outing him on his bad fishing.
While my dad was not catching fish, I actually did.

With a fishing net and some bread.  Very hi-tech stuff.  There were TONS of little fish that were swimming around while we were swimming and Grace wanted to catch one.  We lured them in with the bread then snagged them with the net.

I may send footage so I can be on a fishing show.

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My mom became the Kalkaska Hooker.

We were on the hunt for an ice cream place.  The directions at the cottage were wrong (go figure.  If they won't tell you about a broken fridge, why expect correct directions to the ice cream place).  My dad got directions from the first place we stopped and peeled out of the driveway.  We, of course, get stuck waiting for traffic.  When we were finally able to turn, we look down the road and see my mom on the street corner, waving her arms.  Little did she know that there was a HUGE ice cream sign behind her.
Kids playing near the ice cream place.
We may have been able to find it.  She on the other hand got a few honks from some of the passing cars.

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There was little to do around the lake when you weren't swimming.  The kids rode bikes, played in the dirt sand (that's a whole different story), and drove everyone a bit crazy.
Annie playing games on moms iPhone.

Grace circling the house.
The adults, on the other hand, found a new toy: binoculars.

One day while I was checking Facebook being a good mom and occupying the kids, My mom, dad and Brian were sitting on the deck playing with the binoculars.  They were just looking at some of the boaters, when all of a sudden my mom saw something.

Evidently, there were a couple of adults (?) on a raft in the middle of the lake getting it on.  She was a little shocked to see what she thought were a couple of balls were actually boobs.


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These are just a few of the wonderful stories that filled our Log Lake vacation.  If you are lucky I will share some more....

Like Grace turning the heat on in the cottage and us not noticing for a couple of days.


Annie puking in her bed in the middle of the night.


my dad trying to prove the GPS wrong.... repetitively.

Linking up with Bruna at Let's Bee Friends today!
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  1. This is freakin' hilarious. 
    - Helpful fishing tip: I recently learned Cheez-Its also make for wonderful bait when you're in a pinch.
    - There were people doing it on a raft? I wish I could've seen this. I'm amazed by their talent!
    - Your family sounds like the Griswolds, and I love the pic of your dad flipping off the camera. What crazy adventures you have!

  2. Sounds like you had a lot of adventures that made your trip fun!  I can't wait to read the rest of the stories...

  3. Well, at least it's memorable, right? Sounds like you may have had fun anyways. =)

  4. Wow, crazy stuff happens in your family too? Your Dad sounds a lot like mine. I laughed at him trying to prove the GPS wrong. Typical.  Sounds like you had an eventful vacation.

  5. I know! My dad kept breaking out his atlas.  Such a dork :)

  6. You may regret that! HAHA!

  7. Cheez-Its! I will write that down! I think they could master the raft bc they were young and didn't care.  I rarely have a picture without my dad flipping the camera off!

  8. I'm sorry, I laughed. This would make a great movie!!!


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