Been savin' now for over a year
Let's pack the kids - get outta here
We'll leave behind our troubles for a week
We'll borrow the pop-up from Phyllis and Steve
Tell the boss, "I gotta leave"
It'll be the best week of our lives as I can tell
We'll take our dream vacation in the Dells.
- Gear Daddies c.1990
The kids and I just got back from our dream vacation in the Dells. We had more adventures than I have space to report on in this blog, so I'll just give you a small sampling. We battled waves in the wave pool and played pirates in the Lazy River and had massive amounts of water dumped on us in the kiddie pool at the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort.
We went to Aunt Mary's store, Aunt Jenny's Got It All, and stocked up on Dells paraphernalia.
By the way, Gan was wearing nothing but the hat when he came out of the bathroom.
We got fancy and bellied up to the bar at Uncle Jesse and Aunt Cia's place, The Showboat Saloon, with Gus and Francie, Nanee and Papa Bill, and Aunt Teri and Uncle Tom.
Who in these pictures looks to have had a wee bit too much of the barley pop?
Gannon picked up a hot chick.
We checked out the cool rides cruising the Dells strip.
We learned to smoke....well, candy cigarettes anyway. I didn't even know you could still sell those things. I miss Wisconsin and it's lawlessness and liquor sales on Sundays. Ahhhh. Nostalgia.
We solved the mystery of why Rojo was STILL sticky even though it'd been hours since we went to the candy shop AND we'd cleaned him up multiple times.
We went on an adventure in the Lost Canyon.
But, absolutely, supremely best of all, we met Baby Shirlie, the newest addition to the DeFosse family, born July 27, 2010, weighing in at 7 lbs, 10.5 oz, which is actually quite small for a DeFosse. She appears to have a mighty personality though, so I'm not worried at all about her small stature. It also helps that she's gorgeous.
Congratulations to the DeFosse family. We love you and are so excited for you. Gus and Jesse will grow up to be good men, being raised by all those women.
Counting the minutes until our next dream vacation in the Dells,
Momma T and the Mighty Murphys