Thursday, July 30, 2009

Vacations Are Exhausting!

My parents have a time-share condo at East Canyon Resort east of Salt Lake City, so we go there once or twice each year. As we looked at our schedule and our budget, we realized that East Canyon would be our big family vacation this year, so we made the most of it and extended our usual visit to five days. Looking at the trip as a vacation rather than a weekend away shifted our paradigm and we had a better time than we've ever had there.

We played tennis and mini-golf, went fishing and hiking, watched movies, played board games they have for 24-hour check out, and got in lots and lots of swimming. Actually, I never went swimming, but I got in nine hours of reading and chatting at the poolside while the kids swam. Monday my sister's family and my parents were there, so we went boating most of the day. I was so diligent with the sunblock and reapplication that no one got burned! I also tried wakeboarding and was able to pop right up every time. Someone took a video of me on the water, and I now see how awkward I am on that board, so I won't post that, but enjoy the rest of the photos. (I can't remember how to keep the captions on, but you can turn them on in the bottom left corner to see explanations for the pictures.



Because we were up late playing games or watching movies with my family each night, I came home sleep deprived. Finally last night I got a full night's sleep to help me recover from vacation.

6 comments:

Our family said...

Love the pictures, especially the one of #3 falling backwards into the pool

Charlotte said...

That sounds like fun. I'm glad you didn't reburn yourselves. The worst part about family vacations are the complete lack of adequate sleep. Glad you got a good start on catching up!

Paul said...

Glad you had such a good time. That is why we have the time share!

mindy said...

glad you had such a great time! Thanks again for letting us crash with you for one night. We all had a lot of fun.

Debra said...

Nice to take a vacation where 4 days aren't spent driving.

Mindy S. said...

Ok, that picture with the girl (like I'd be able to tell which one it is) and the pond, with all the green. I LOVE that picture. I want to hang it in my house. Keep it for me, while I go get a house. I will print it a 5 x 7 . . . maybe an 8 x 10. . . I'm thinking 8 x 10 . . .