The clan packed up the car, and I mean PACKED up the car, and headed 7.25 hrs north and slightly west to Buckeye Lake near Columbus Ohio for the fourth of July! Jason's long time friends Andrea and Jordan Reid and their parents were gracious enough to let us, and Jason's parents, come up for the weekend of festivities. We went last year and had a BLAST!
It was a looooong drive up on Thursday night. As a matter of fact, a bite a little too big for Jason and I, so we decided around 1:30am to stop and get a hotel room. Chase then decided that would be his new wake up time :) Eventually, we all got a little sleep, and headed back out onto the road in the a.m. After arriving Friday mid morning, we started eating and didn't stop until we left Sunday afternoon! Seriously. I am pretty sure this weekend ranks every year as one of the highest on food consumption.
The weather was AWESOME! Warm and partly sunny throughout the day with no humidity with cool and crisp nights! Jason and I stayed at Andrea's Uncle's house where we slept with the windows open. For the first time in months my little toes actually got cold throughout the night....it was GREAT!
Andrea and I went jet skiing, we all ate more food on Saturday, and Grandma Larsen got to spend gobs of time with Chase...so we all had a blast! It was so great to just go and relax in such a tranquil area. Of course there were a few games....Baggo (like bean toss), Uno, Sorry, and my personal favorite Catch Phrase. We finished off the weekend with some water skiing and tubing. Hopefully by next year I will have forgotten what the drive was like and be ready to go back!
Here is the link to all of the great photos we managed to capture on the trip
We also had a little experiment of our own thanks to Tom's challenge: consuming 6 saltine crackers in less than 1 minute. I decided to video tape this for everyone's viewing pleasure. Jason, Marie, Lisa, and Tom were the participants. Check it out: