Thursday, August 6, 2009

Travels to Germany, the North Pole and Africa!

We've been MIA the last few days. Joel took a few days off from work and we traveled to Germany, the North Pole and Africa in 3 days flat! Well, sort of, we just pretended we were there since it kind of felt like it! We went on a mini-vacation! We made a trip to a town, a couple of hours from us, that was founded by German immigrants. The town still has a Bavarian feel to it and is very quaint. We had lots of fun!

We took a ride on a ferryboat down a river.

Nolan, Caleb and Gavin pretended to pilot the boat, wearing captain hats.

And, Gavin really seemed to enjoy his time away from home! He's not a big fan of traveling, but I think he's getting a little used to it!

Next we went to a zoo, about an hour from our house. It was here that we pretended that we were in Africa, since we saw lots of cool animals that would normally live there!

And, again, Gavin seemed to really enjoy himself! He was such a good boy and seemed to have lots of fun along with the rest of us!

We also visited the biggest Christmas store in the world! Unfortunately for me, but thankfully for you (because now you won't have to be bored with anymore pictures of our trip!), I forgot to bring our camera charger along with us and the camera battery died, so I didn't get any pictures there! :(

We had a wonderful and relaxing time! (Well, as relaxing as it can be with Caleb, the boy that can't sit still for 1 second, even when he's sleeping, kind of child!.....Seriously, he has become quite the high strung child over the summer! I pray that he just needs the stimulation and consistency of school to calm him down! Otherwise we and his teacher are in for quite the school year ahead!) We came back rested, having enjoyed our time away together, but I am happy to be back home again too!

"There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His" Hebrews 4:9-10


Lacey said...

What a great zoo you have. Gavin has the best smiles. I so wish I could meet you and see Gavin and see how similar he is to Jax. It would be interesting, seeing that I think they have the same kind of brain injury.

Anxious AF said...

That last picture is the best!!!! How nice that gavin is getting used to traveling, that is a big step, and so helpful for you. Way to keep traveling!

Tamara said...

Oh my word that is too cute the last photo and all his teeth! What killer zoo!!!! I wanna visit! Glad you all could get out! Travel with everyone is good isn't it! So glad you feel good and relaxed! You deserve it girlfriend!

Anonymous said...

Binder Park is a wonderful zoo! Glad you enjoyed it as well as Frankenmuth. The Christmas store is amazing isn't it!?! Great pictures of Gavin and the boys!

Annette Gysen said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun! There's so much to do in the Frankenmuth area.

Shan said...

That last photo is precious! I want to kiss his cheeks (and it's fun to see his Harley pillows in there)!