Vacation Recap

We’re back from a whirlwind trip to Idaho to see some of our family. We had a great time catching up with friends and family, watching the kids run through sprinklers, celebrating birthdays, playing rounds of rummikub, eating great food, lighting fireworks, going to the zoo, enjoyed a few fabulous restaurants, and playing at the lake. It was a wonderful trip and we were so happy to see some of our favorite people.

I’ll be back to cooking tomorrow.

On the road


Someone snuck up front


My sister and daughter




Rummikub with my mom




Cooling down


My father shucking fresh oysters & my brother in law grilling


My mom and sister with Helen enjoying a beverage






Worn out


Exploring the zoo with Grandma and Papa


Lucky Peak


Cruising the lake


Relaxing on the raft


Loving her first time at a lake


Enjoying the ride

My birthday dinner with two of my favorite ladies…


… and three of my favorite guys


Hanging out with their Uncles


Heading back home


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  1. Sounds and looks like you had a great time. Belated happy birthday. Have a good week back home Diane

  2. Looks like a great time was had by all. I love the dog shot.

  3. Sound like you grand time,thanks for shared beautiful picture from your vacation 🙂

  4. I always love seeing your vacation pictures, thanks for sharing, Pam!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your trip…congratulations for your lovely trip!!!

  6. Now I know why you’ve met another mastiff named Brutus! It looks like you had a wonderful vacation, and I’m glad to see that your newest family member got on so well with everyone else. Welcome home.

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  8. Family visits are always so nice. My children and grandchildren are coming next week for a visit. Looking forward to it.

  9. Oh Pam what a nice recap.
    I miss going to the lake.
    Don’t get me wrong I love the ocean, but I do miss the mountains and the lake at times.
    Can’t remember the last time we had a vacation–student loans and mortgage first!
    Happy belated birthday my dear!

  10. Aww love all the happiness in these photos! So glad to see you had a good time!

  11. How fun! Is that a Traeger grill your dad is using? Love the firework exposure, too cool.

  12. Kim in MD says:

    It looks like you had an amazing vacation, Pam! We just returned from vacation and drove through Idaho on our way from Montana to Wyoming- it’s a beautiful state! I am a potato lover, so I was in heaven driving past all of those potato farms! Your photos are awesome- I especially love the photo of your dogs all tuckered out! 🙂