Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Our Family Getaway

It has been a very long time since I posted here or read your blogs! I've really missed my bloggy friends, it has been one heck of a busy summer! My family has been tired and overwhelmed with our busy schedules this summer, so we decided to take a last minute getaway. We asked Moe where he wanted to go and we were surprised with his answer. He wanted us to visit Virginia City in Nevada. A place that we first took Moe when he was 9 years old. It's an old gold gold mining/cowboy town established in the early 1800s. Apparently Moe loved the history of the place. He wanted to take his cousin and best buddy L.J. They loved playing cowboys as small kids!

So, we spent a few hours in Virginia City and spent the rest of our time in Lake Tahoe. Here are a few pics from our trip.




Chocolate/Candy store in Virginia City.




















This was definitely a sugar addicts dream....or nightmare!


















I just died and entered Chocolate Paradise!

















Best buds since they were in diapers!


















YES!!! Look what I found at the store...a bean salsa that you can feel safe to eat and not worry about any repercussions. I know what I'll be serving at the fourth of July Barbecue!


















And we'll be eating this when we look at the fireworks. The only sound effects that will come out that night is the actual fireworks!



















Boys will be boys.


















It was a gorgeous Day!


















Renaissance Man and Moe refused to have their picture taken here, so my nephew graciously posed with this life size horse statue. I think the boys were starting to get embarrassed that I was acting so "touristy."



















Moe loves his ice cream!



















Moe was excited to see the cowboy skit that he enjoyed when he was 9 years old. This is the look that you get from one of the actors when your cell phone rings in the middle of the skit!



















L.J. and Moe were getting tired posing pictures for me all day, so I asked this cowboy to give them some "motivation" to keep posing.


















When you go to Virginia City, you have to go on a camel ride.


















Renaissance Man got so cross eyed from all the fun he was having on this camel! (R.M thought my expression looked too staged and phony...well, duuhhh of course it is. I had to pretend I was galloping on a camel!)


















We spent a few days in Lake Tahoe after spending a day in Virginia City. The boys resting on the pier.

















There's something about breathing fresh air, looking at a beautiful view, that inspires you to do a little jig! Who says you have to stand to be dancing.















We're back home, the bags are unpacked, and we're back to our busy schedule. And when I start to get overwhelmed, I think of this picture and it makes me smile.

Have a Great Week!




16 comments:

Kristina P. said...

What a fun trip! We've missed you!

Stephanie said...

I've been to Virginia City before and so it brought back memories to see you guys there. Ahhh, Lake Tahoe...one of my favorite places to be. Looks like it was a much needed get away.

mother goose said...

i loved your vacay!! and I loved all the pictures! thanks for taking me with you. The pictures made me smile and feel like I was actually there!

Wendy said...

that looks so fun!!! i am glad you had a great time. that chocolate looked sooo good!!!!

Michele said...

Sounds like a fun trip and a fun place to visit! We missed you!

Have a wonderful 4th!

Hugz,
Michele

The Crazy Coxes said...

So glad you are back!

Your trip sounds really fun!
Welcome back!

septembermom said...

What a great trip! Love all the photos! They do seem to be having fun like little boys again :) That sounds like a wonderful family destination for an enjoyable trip. We all missed you! Glad you're back:)

♫ Spasm ♫ said...

summers are super busy anymore aren't they? crazy!!!

awesome shots there... glad you had a great time :)

Heather said...

So glad you had a good time! The pictures are ADORABLE! I love them!! :)

Tammy said...

Welcome back!!1 I am pretty jealous you were wandering around my old stomping grounds. I know Tahoe like the back of my hand and I know where that exact pier is. I'm glad you found some time to have fun and celebrate life, fun and family!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh, I just love this post. I love that even as he is growing up he still likes to do things from his past. What a wonderfully fun trip! I would DIE and be in heaven in that candy store. Yum to the max. So funny about the baked beans : )

thank you for always saying such kind things to me. You really make my days brighter.

Yaya said...

Oh my gosh, this looks like so much fun! Glad you had a good time and a great start to your summer!

Jenni Jiggety said...

What a FUN trip! I would have loooooved that candy shop!

Sally said...

Oh, the fun I would've had in that candy shop!

wendy said...

I was in Lake Tahoe a few years ago and thought it was really pretty, did you go on the gondola (sp) ride up Heavenly Mountain (or maybe that wasn't the name ---never mind about all that, I don't know what I am talking about)
anyway, good photos and fun time for sure. Your hubby's crossed eyes on the camel was so funny

Sassy said...

I'll bet your break was a blast!!! We haven't done anything this summer as a fam....I love this trip....would love to go to Virginia City and that water looks A W E S O M E!!!! It would help cool me off a ton to be around some water... too fun!