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On The Pontoon

This morning started with Brent heading to play golf with my parents and Maggie, Brent’s mom and I going to pick up the pontoon boat. We took a quick jaunt around the lake and then headed to pick up some groceries in town.

It wasn’t too long before the golfing crew had finished up and it was time for lunch. We met up with them at Wiltse’s, which is just down the road.

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There aren’t too many options when it comes to eating in Oscoda, but they make it count. I enjoyed a salmon salad with a raspberry vinaigrette.
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YUM.
After lunch…we headed out “ON THE PONTOON.” Anyone else singing the Little Big Town lyrics in their heads??
The water was really breezy, which made the 95 degree weather a bit more bearable. We also didn’t miss out on the opportunity to sip on some cold beverages.
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There are worse things in life. When the drinks ran dry we headed back in to hang out around the house for a bit and relax some more. Bacon and Oreo worked on their dock jumping some more, while the rest of us tried to stay cool. The heat finally hit us and Dairy Queen was a calling.
Bacon was a little tied up with dock jumping so Oreo just came along for the ride.
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The ice cream didn’t even stay cold long enough to cool you down. It was more like fishing your cookie dough out of a soupy ice cream. Not really what we were going for.
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Brent stuck with his usual soft serve twist in a cone, and because just the last bit of the cone is my favorite part….I could just eat a whole line up of the last bite of a cone…he usually saves it for me 🙂
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I have say…it makes me feel like a five year old that won the lottery every time.
Dinner
 
For dinner, it was a joint effort in making a large hamburger and hot dog spread…cooked on the first grill that maggie and I assembled. Surprisingly, no explosions!
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I opted for an open faced Boca burger loaded with veggies. There’s nothing like a big heap of veggies to round out the day.
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We just finished out the day with an attempt at fishing. As soon as we got out on the water the temperature dropped an easy 20 degrees and the wind started whipping around. The five of us sat on the boat for a total of 20 minutes before it seemed futile.
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Brent’s mom did catch one little guy!!
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Great success! Captain Oreo then took the initiative and steered us back into the dock while Bat Bacon gave direction.
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Tomorrow is an early departure to Mackinac Island. All I have heard is great things. And great fudge!

Michigan Travels, Day 1

Brent, Maggie and I jumped on the road on Wednesday around 4 and started our road trip to Michigan. It was expected to take about 13 hours to get there and I have to say, in comparison to the 23 hour long trips from Florida to Mass, 13 sounds doable.

Besides, I don’t drive usually…Brent just powers through the whole thing and I just sit back and relax.

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But no…Brent pulled out a co-pilot binder filled with everything neatly organized and in plastic sheet protectors. I lost it laughing.

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Seriously. He had mapped out he route, planned out the rest stops that we were going to break and fill up on gas at. Researched the gas prices for the stops to make sure we got the best prices and didn’t have to stop in Canada. He had the dogs’ rabies shot records, his fishing license for Michigan and a few other docs that may come in handy. Unbelieveably prepared.
Sometimes he just amazes me with how OCD he can be…in a good way. Because after laughing at him and making fun of his little binder I admitted that a few days ago I made up a Wedding binder…I’ll share it a little later.
We drove through the Berkshires in western Mass and the Adirondack’s, which is just some of the most beautiful scenery you’ll see.

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I snapped these pictures out the window with my phone and will definitely say that it doesn’t do it much justice.

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We hit Canada around 11:30 and didn’t have much trouble with traffic.

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The whole road trip went without a hitch. We arrived in Oscoda at 5 in the morning and just hit the beds…only slightly tired.
Day 1

When we awoke around 11 AM, we all headed out to Walmart to grab a grill and some other essentials. The lawn needed a little tending to, so we purchase a weed wacker and just went to town on everything.
I have to say…Walmart has some prime real-estate up in Oscoda. Water Front.

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Not too shabby.
For lunch we stopped at Subway because we were all craving something healthy. Too much candy snacking on the ride up. I had one of their chopped salads, which was delicious and hit the spot.

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The rest of the day involved putting together the grill, chopping some weeds down and relaxing by the lake. I snapped some quick photos of Oreo discovering dock jumping and just some nice scenery at the lake.

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Can Bacon be a little more photogenic??

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You really can’t beat the nice weather, the lake and a cold glass of wine in your hand. This vacation I can only foresee some quality relaxation and down time…exactly what we need!!
What is your ideal vacation?? Do you prefer to be active or completely relaxed??