Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Break

For spring break we headed out of town with Grandma! The kids have been so excited for her to come and go on vacation with us!

We found a GREAT deal on a mountain chalet... but I was NOT thinking... about driving a twelve passenger van on mountain roads, especially since we'd arrive after dark. It was a NIGHTMARE! :( I was super stressed, hardly able to see street signs, had to try to turn around a couple times which about threw me into despair, and then when I did finally find the chalet, could barely make out the tiny ridge that was the driveway. I was expected (in pitch black) to turn into that!? Looked like I was going to drive right off the mountain!


But we made it in and after unloading I spent most of the night fretting and being sick to my stomach thinking of how in the world I was ever going to be able to drive back out. (I'm still wondering!)

During the night I made the decision (because we had a nighttime show on Wednesday and it would cost quite a bit to take a cab to and from) that we would stay here Mon, Tues, Wed, leave Wed and go to a cheap hotel that wouldn't be much more than that cab ride, and then spend a couple days there doing local activities.

Monday we had a blast at the house...

blowing bubbles




sitting in the hot tub




playing hide and seek, taking a much needed nap (Liam and I), eating lots of good food, watching Disney channel (we don't have cable at home and they are thrilled), making wands out of sticks, putting glow sticks in a nighttime hot tub, hollaring "HI HO!" in the metal spiral staircase bannister, using the iPad, enjoying the gorgeous weather, working on my IEPs for school, watching for bears (never saw any), and bugging our siblings (only a bit at least!)

Today is another day here... let's see what adventure awaits! :)

3 comments:

Maureen said...

So glad you were able to think through your fears and come up with a great solution! What a fun family time! You are so wonderful at filling your children's memory banks with such special times!

Have a wonderful Spring break!!

Jeanie said...

Having never driven in the snow, I, too, would have been terrified. Glad all is well.

Barb said...

Yikes I would not have done well driving that either! Glad you are having fun and hope the lights are back on!

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