Friday, August 22, 2008

Our 5 Senses at Work on Vacation

We are home from vacation. We enjoyed our time, although we suffered from sensory overload! We saw so much of God's most wonderful and beautiful creations! We heard the the clippety-clop of horses on Mackinac Island, the waves crashing into the sand, the loud blast of cannons and unfortunately, LOTS of whining from the children! We tasted the best white fish around, not to mention too much ice cream and fudge! We felt the sand on our toes and were able to get wet in 3 of the Great lakes (Lake Michigan, Lake Huron and Lake Superior)! And, finally, we smelled the delicious aroma of fudge and lots of refreshing fresh air!

Some of our adventures included: A trip to Mackinac Island on a ferry boat, visiting 2 forts, a logging mill and lighthouse tour, an Indian museum, crossing the Mackinac bridge, a zip line and rock climbing wall adventure, and a stop at a virgin forrest that was so peaceful and beautiful! Well, as peaceful as it can be with the VW boys running through it! Whew! I need a vacation! :)

Here are some pictures of our trip:

---------------------Our carriage ride tour leaders------------

--------------------Mackinac Bridge--------------------

-----------------Gavin's toes in the sand!--------------------

-------------------Yummy! Fudge!----------------


-----------------Lake Michigan----------------

------------------Caleb met a friend!----------------

----------------------Arch Rock------------------------

----------------Cannon Fire at Fort Michilimackinac---------


-------------------The view from our hotel room----------------


---Oh, and did I mention that we brought home a little indian boy?!---

Gavin ended up getting sick on our trip. He got what Caleb and I had the week before our trip. The poor little guy! He was spitting up more than usual and had LOTS of diarrhea. I felt so bad for him! He's still has it, but is getting better. Even while sick, he remained his content little self and was a trooper even though he prefers to be at home. When we walked in the door at home, he got really happy and was talking up a storm! I think he was glad to be home! He even let me wash his face without complaining, so he must have been happy! At least one of us was glad to get home!

"And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth." Joel 2:30

5 comments:

Kimberly Hass said...

Alicia,

Glad to hear you had a good vacation. Love the pictures. I love vacations, but look forward to getting home, too.

Hope Gavin is feeling better soon.

Love to all of you,
Kimberly

Cathy said...

I am so sorry to hear that Gavin was sick. I am glad he is getting a little better. The pictures are beautiful and the water there is so blue. Down here near the Gulf it is usually brown and not clear. Wishing Gavin a speedy recovery.

Cathy said...

I am so sorry to hear that Gavin was sick. I am glad he is getting a little better. The pictures are beautiful and the water there is so blue. Down here near the Gulf it is usually brown and not clear. Wishing Gavin a speedy recovery.

Sharon said...

Hello Alicia,

So happy you were able to have such great adventures on your trip to Mackinaw City & the Island. I have great memories of my trip there when I went in the 9th grade with my best friend - Deanna - and her family. We camped in a park for several days and went to the Island on the ferry boat too. My friend and I wheeled around the whole Island on a Tandom Bicycle built for two. It was a much longer ride than we had anticipated it would be and we were very tired at the end of our ride. We had fun trying the famous Mackinaw Fudge - delicious - and getting ourselves a few souvenirs. It was a memorable trip and I'm sure happy that you all were able to go. Glad that darling Gavin is at his 'home-sweet-home - and recouperating.

Love to All, Sharon

Annette Selden said...

Alicia,
We must have just missed you in Mackinac last week. We were there Thursday and Friday and went up to the Soo Locks Friday afternoon to Saturday. I'm glad you had a good time (we love it there), and I hope Gavin is better by now!

Annette