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We are just back from a super fun family vacation to visit friends!  A total of about 30 hours in the car with a 10 month old and a 2 and a half year old went surprisingly well.  The absolute worst part was the last two hours away from getting home at the end of the trip.  Actually being delayed by several hours on our first day of travels and not arriving at the hotel until midnight wasn’t ideal either. 🙂  All in all, the travels were great.  I had planned all kinds of surprises for Hudson and we didn’t even need them the first day! But it seemed like we needed one every 10 minutes on the last travel day.  It was two days there and two days back with about 6 days staying with friends.

I’ll let the photos speak for themselves but here are some of our memories from our trip!  Actually, I do have one story about these first few pictures.  On our first full day there the park beside our friend’s house where we were staying was having a big kids fun day!  There was face painting, balloon animals, pony rides and a food truck. I think there was some kind of a scavenger hunt or something as well, but that was over by the time we arrived.

We packed up all four kiddos and headed the African Lion Safari with our friends.  It was a fun, full day!  We took the bus tour and saw all kinds of animals, played at the water park and playground and Hudson and Emmy got to ride on a small train!  The elephants were certainly a highlight for the boys. They were talking about them for a while after we got back!  Here’s some pictures from the African Lion Safari:

We also had an afternoon with the group of friends from our church and bible study.  It was wonderful to spend time with them all again. Catch up and enjoy a lovely bbq.  It felt totally normal to be with them. Although there were a few more kids in the mix from the last time we were all together!

There’s just something so cute about kids eating ice cream cones! 🙂

We also spent some time with the Jeffersons but for some reason I didn’t seem to take any photos there!  It was great to be able to see them as well. Enjoy dinner together, sit around chatting about books, and then walk through their community garage sale! 🙂
It was such a nice trip. A great opportunity to step out of our regular routines and spend time with friends!  Looking forward to going back again already! 🙂

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