Sunday, May 27, 2012
Spending Memorial Day weekend in the Poconos proved to be a fantastic decision on our parts because... we had an extra day! We've always arrived on Thursday night and left on Sunday late morning/early afternoon, but this time around, we planned it so that we could stay until Monday. It made a big difference since we didn't feel like we had to turn around and go back home as soon as we got there.
So instead of waking up and getting ready to go home on Sunday morning, we all got up and got ready to head out to breakfast together. By the time we got everybody loaded into the cars, it was after 8:30 a.m. and Nora was NOT a happy camper.
It should be noted that Nora went on to eat approximately two pancakes, as well as 1/2 piece of my mom's toast. That's all in addition to the 1 & 3/4 bananas she had. Sometimes, I swear she has a hollow leg.
Once the kids were down for a nap, it was time to do some relaxing in the sun on the patio.
Once everyone was awake again, we set out do something we haven't done in the Poconos in a very, very long time. That morning, Vinny came out of the house and asked if anyone was interested in going to the lake to go out on his brother's boat. All of us had jumped at the opportunity, so we got going as soon as possible.
I have very fond memories of Lake Wallenpaupack from when I was growing up. We'd take day trips to Vinny's brother's house to go out in the boat. The moms would pack a picnic lunch for all of us kids and we'd ride the boat over to a small island in the middle of the lake to spend an hour or two eating and playing.
When we got to Vinny's brother's house, Nora headed straight for the water--which means that I did, too!
We made homemade pizzas--another first for us in the Poconos. :)