Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving in Wisconsin

Dentist husband's brother lives in Wisconsin and this year, we decided to spend the holiday with them. Our kids are all compatable ages and it was a delightful but too fast trip.

We had to get up at 3:00 am (yes you read that right) to be at the airport on time to fly to Minnesota, then to Chicago and then drive two hours to Wisconsin. The trip there was flawless with the exception of me slowly getting sicker and sicker as the day went on. I ended up with the full on flu by about 2:00 pm (Chicago time) and was in a haze for about 24 hours. Fortunately, I felt better about 11:00 am Thanksgiving day and we were able to fully enjoy the vacation. The only casualty was me being too sick to run in the 10K I had registered for.
Hanging out, watching football on Thanksgiving Day. (Earlier, the men had all gone and played football with some friends).

The day after Thanksgiving, we all headed up north to the Wisconsin Dells. If you read Family Fun, you will know what I am talking about. It is basically a whole city dedicated to in-door water parks. We stayed in a very nice 3 bedroom condo.
The men
The women--my sister in law, married my husband's brother, me and dentist husband's sister. She and her husband (green shirt above) live about an hour away and work for Lands End one of my favorite places to shop.
Outside one of the gift shops at "The Dells"
In the water
And, no trip would be complete over this Thanksgiving without going and watching "New Moon". Here we are recreating the cover of this book of my nieces. I got to be Bella since I am the shortest.
Fun, fast trip.


David said...

how are you swimming in wisconsin in November???

Tess said...

Ha! Love the New Moon pose :D

Glad your vacation was so fun and glad you are feeling better.

ash said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time. Great photos.

kel said...

awesome re-creation of New Moon. Johnson fun to the max!

Carrie said...

Fun! Sorry about your sickness....never a good way to start a vacation.

jo said...

We loved to have you here! It was a blast.

And I must say, I look like a goon in that last picture. I believe that was the one where the photographer forgot to count to three? Ok... so maybe I just look like a goon.

Thanks again for making the trek!

Gabriela said...

Shoot about the 10K! I'm sorry you were sick, but glad it was only 24 hours.

The Dells looks fun!

I'm dragging Guapo to New Moon tonight-is he going to hate it?