I can't remember exactly how many years we've been going to my college friend, Kristina's, cabin in the summers...11 years? Anyway, my roommates from my senior year of college have been doing our "roommate" weekend at the cabin since college, adding husbands, another couple/family, dogs, and kids along the way. This year, we went up right after the 4th of July, and unfortunately Dave had to work, so it was a big road trip for me, the girls, and Sadie. Kristina, Matt, and Rhua and Bill, Katherine, and Harold were the only other ones who were able to make it this year, and they went up a day or two earlier. We left on Friday morning, only stopping once for lunch at a rest stop. We got up to Grand Rapids in the afternoon, and enjoyed a beautiful evening at the cabin...a pontoon ride, bonfire, and s'mores!
Saturday's weather was a little cooler, and since it looked like rain, we drove to the nearby beach instead of taking the boat out. We got to play in the sand and water and even saw a wedding happening on the beach. It rained the rest of the day, so we weren't able to take the boat out with Bill and Katherine, who had to leave that evening. We did have a quick baby shower for them before they left--Baby Kunze #2 is arriving sometime in August!
Sunday's weather was a little nicer, so later in the afternoon, Kristina and I took the boat out to the island with the girls and dogs (Matt had to leave after lunch). The beach was pretty busy, but we still had lots of fun.
We were planning on going home on Monday, but decided to stay an extra day since we had no other plans and the weather was going to be so nice up in Grand Rapids (and HOT back home!). Monday was the perfect cabin/beach day. We were able to take another boat ride out to the island for swimming, playing in the sand, and a picnic. We're so glad we stayed an extra day!