Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Summer Vacation - Part IIIb - Love, Laughter, Tears, and Good-byes

If you've been following along, the last chapter of our summer vacation adventure was as much fun as the first...if you've been following along, you know that when I left you, I was desperate for my own bed after camping and an overnight at our local theme park.
What We Did During Our Summer Vacation - Part IIIb
by The Nagle5

We left the theme park/water park and brought our little trailer back home.  Superman was relieved to be able to wash the trailer after this camping trip (the poor man was appalled that I hadn't washed it down after our first trip).  There was no rest for the weary, though, as I dragged poor Superman with me to our new Crossfit gym so he could get a feel for what we'd all been doing for the previous three months (more on that in another post!).  Finally, it was bedtime...oh, how we love our SleepNumber bed!

(Superman & Me!)

The next day we welcomed Superman's sister, Steel Magnolia, and her friend, Trigger,  to Eastern Washington.  The Steel Magnolia has been through so much in the past few years and has just stayed strong through it all.  We hadn't seen her in six years (although Superman saw her a few years ago on a business trip back to So Cal) and we'd never met Trigger. 

(Magnolia & Trigger)

Their visit was amazing fun.  Magnolia and Superman had a terrific time catching up on old time and Trigger fit right in with the Nagle5 posse.  He even nick-named one of the neighbor kids so effectively that the tag has stuck (poor kid!).

(Superman and Magnolia - explaining to the man on the upper deck
just how it was the Superman had two women he was posing with--
apparently it looked funny to watch him pose with each of us.)

In addition to same Game Night fun, the adults spent an evening on Lake Coeur d'Alene.  Mother Nature joined in on the show and gave our So Cal visitors a beautiful lightning show.  It was so good to see Superman and Magnolia together...laughter and love filled the visit.

(Superman & Magnolia--don't they look cute?)

All too soon, though, their visit was over and they headed back to So Cal.  We hope they'll be frequent visitors, however, there was a lot we didn't have time to do this time around.

Before we knew it, Superman's leave was over and he headed back to work right before Labor Day.  More love, more laughter, more tears, and another good-bye. 

(Sunset on Lake Coeur d'Alene)

Farewell to Summer ...another wonderful summer comes to a close.  What we did during our summer vacation...thanks for reading along as I revisit our summer.

Still, Superman will be home again in 93 days...just in time for Christmas.  And, in the meantime, we're keeping Skype busy.

As always, time sure flies...


Clark said...

That really was a nice evening. I was nice to get the chance to sit down and talk for a few hours. The lightening over the lake was a great way to end the evening.

Erin said...

It was gorgeous...