Thursday, July 14, 2011

27 Hours And Counting

Vacation begins tomorrow at 3 pm.  Yippee!

We are heading to my beloved In Laws' vacation home at a resort out in the Virginia countryside.  It is a lovely home that is all on one level [BONUS!] It sits on a wooded lot overlooking the golf course.  What is it about my parents [both sets] that they build their homes on the 9th green? heehee - there is some synergy there.

A couple of added perks to the trip is that it is free to stay and we get to take the pooches.  In addition, there are so many free things to do while we are there.

For example:
  • Fishing
  • Pontoon Boat rides
  • Horse back riding [No, I will not be partaking.  Gotta' love being ill to get me out of that. CHF has it's benefits. giggle]
  • 3 swimming pools
  • Golf [I am only riding in the cart, but it is so beautiful.  And the lunch truck drives by. Skippy<---all about the food. YAY!]
  • 2 arcades - ping pong and air hockey anyone?
  • Fireworks [over the lake]
  • Life size chess
For an entrance fee we are going to visit Montpelier [home of James Madison - the 4th President of the U.S.] and the County Fair.  I am really excited about the Fair because Wallene has been busy getting her entries ready for judging.  She is entering in the photography and [a few] art categories.  So much fun.

Ooooh - as an added treat there is a drive in movie theater!  OMGoodness! We are going to see the final installment of "Harry Potter" - WOOT!  Drive in theaters are very rare around Virginia so this is really an extra special experience for us.

Wallene has already planned all of our meals for the week and written up a grocery list. God love the child. :D  Since Pooldad was on call last weekend he received a $100 giftcard for the grocery store - FREE groceries! I consider them "free" because he did not receive a single phone call.  That is the on call weekend I like best. heehee

It is shaping up to be a great week. 

I have no idea whether we can get internet in the country -  Don't forget to enter the drawing if you haven't yet.  I will announce the winner at 9:30 tonight and mail the S'more gift pack out tomorrow.

Have a great Thursday Tadpoles. 


Southhamsdarling said...

Oh, I am so thrilled for you about this vacation Skippy! It really does all sound wonderful, and a real bonus that it's free AND you can take your beloved pooches! I so hope you have a super duper time and look forward to hearing all about it when you get back, if you can't get internet access whilst you're there of course! Safe travels to you and your lovely family my friend, and take care xx

Patty said...

Happy Vacationing!

Unknown said...

It sounds like you all have hit the mother of all jackpots. I just love "free" anything and a free vacation spot on the 9th green? AND free groceries??? Well... Life is GOOD!

I'm intrigued by the Live Chess. Will you be "Queen for a Day"? How cool would that be? Maybe Pooldad could be your "Knight in Shining Armor" A kiss by the lake with fireworks flashing over your heads...
All this and a real Drive-In too? How lucky can one girl get? Boy, I have some good memories of Drive-Ins and ...well lets just say they are good memories. ;-P

Have a Super Week and don't you worry about us tadpoles back here at home sweltering in the heat and wishing they could be somewhere making memories that will last a lifetime!

Anonymous said...

I remember your trip from last year - so beautiful!!

Loved your story of your power outage - I got back from my run at lunch - the hubs called "the power is back on!"

Now to clean out smelly refrigerators and freezers tonight!

Hugs and have fun!!

I can't remember if I told you, but I'll be in Richmond the weekend of August 12, then heading to my aunt and uncle's lake house at Smith Mt. Lake in Roanoke - can't wait!

Unknown said...

WOW- not a single negative in the whole post. I like em like that. Have a blast and take plenty of pictures. Can't wait to read all the details.

colenic said...

What an awesome vacation- I'll waive as we fly over next week!! Have an amazing time and enjoy every single minute of it...take lots of pics and have lots of stories when you get back......hugs and love to you!!!

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Lucky you going on a holiday I would love to be able to get away on a holiday, so enjoy yourself and have a fantastic time.

Teresa said...

i hope you have a great, great vacation! take lots of pictures!!

Mustang Sally said...

Lordy, I miss drive in movies. That's a rare find these days and Harry Potter too! I was planning on going to the midnight show but Mommo had forgotten to get the tickets in the afternoon, so we couldn't get in.

We'll be going to a matinee in the morning instead ... and yes, I should be in bed then but what's the point when you can't sleep anyways?

Have a great vacation.

Rebecca said...

sounds amazing a real dream vacation i love the idead of fishing and horseback riding. have fun and don't get to tired out.hugs

Greenmare said...

hope you had a great time! what a bunch of good things!!!! yay!!!

christopher said...

I hope you're having an awesome time in the country!