We just returned from our annual trip to the family "Cottage" in Chester, Connecticut and once again, it was nothing but good times.
The kids spent most of their days swimming in the lake:
I was ordered to join them ... :
To throw them around non-stop:
And then this old man would collapse and beg them to just swim around:
The lake lends itself to so many amazing photo opportunities and hopefully this amateur photographer captured them OK:
We spent one day at the beach in Rhode Island just to mix it up a bit:
East Beach was our kind of beach; just a natural oasis with nothing built up around it:
We made sure to partake in the the legendary Del's frozen lemonade while in RI:
And on the trek back to CT, we made a few stops along the way for more pictures:
My personal fave, making the kids suffer in the bright sun:
We met up with family and kicked it old school with roasted marshmallows and ... :
My son turned 10 (you friggin kidding me?) while we were away and we celebrated it well:
It kind of sucks to be back, but I can now get back to the garden and believe me, it needs me desperately.