Aside from Anna's mild tummy problems (think newborn baby diaper blowouts---always happens when you're traveling, right?), we had a really uneventful trip. We stopped quick in Dubuque for a little time with the cousins and tamed the waterpark. Charlie would have stayed for days if we would have let him!
The next morning we hit the road pretty early and basically drove straight to the cottage. Our little companions traveled very well. Anna wasn't thrilled about being in her carseat, but..... she kind of realized she didn't have any other option. And once we arrived, the drive was definitely worth it.
We caravanned to the cottage with some friends of ours, who spent most of the week with us. Their children are young and had a blast playing outside with Charlie. They raced and ran and laughed and giggled and chased and swam and ran and giggled some more. I love spending quiet family time at the cottage, but it was truly wonderful to share this beautiful place with friends as well. And to watch our kids playing so well together, totally unplugged and disconnected from technology, and 100% plugged in to nature and their imaginations and each other....well, that was something truly magical.
More posts of the week will be coming!!