In The Land Of Lakes

We started our 8 day excursion through Minnesota in our rental car. Can I just say we loved that Malibu?! We both drive trucks and it was so nice to be in a car again and whip in and out of parking spaces. It was loaded inside and super comfy. If you are looking for a car, I would look into this one. I wish Chevy could pay me for this little commercial!

Paul Bunyan welcomed us to his state in a big way. We found him at a rest area as we entered into Brainerd.

 Randall rested his hand on Paul’s inner thigh and wanted to make sure I noticed. I did…and you must notice it too! I love my Randall and my son is cracking me up in both of the pictures will big Paul.

We arrived at the Grand View Lodge in Nisswa. Randall and I have gone to this retreat with his work the past 2 years but this was Henry’s first visit. He spent some time soaking it all in and I enjoyed watching him.

He found a rocking horse in the main lodge area and took to riding it every time we walked through.The man at the front desk said he was a real live Gerber baby. I thought that was nice. I think Henry is cuter though…ha!

Attempting a swim in the pool. Henry has such a love hate relationship with water. It wears me out.

Daddy took him down the big water slide and he loved it. I was shocked. They must have gone down it 528 times. It was quite the show.

 Randall and Henry went down the slide that night until close to 11 pm. Some of his coworkers were at the lakeside bar and walked over to take pics of Randall on their phones. They got a kick out of it.

 Henry decided he needed to sit at the bar with his sippie cup one night before our group BBQ picnic by the lake. I thought it was too cute not to capture. I know it is not real appropriate! The man with the beard asked him how many he had so far and Henry yelled “2”!

 Henry befriended everyone in Daddy’s company. I told Randall I never feared him being abducted until this trip. I couldn’t find him half the time because everyone was grabbing him and playing with him. He had a lot of fun.

The last day we got pretty bored and we were all ready to leave and head to the Twin Cities and start our 5 day family vacation. Henry was sitting on the bench out front of the Lodge waiting for me to get out of my hot stone massage (his company pays for me to get one every year. This is the only reason I go. I am a sucker!) so we could load up in our Malibu and get out of the mosquito infested lakes and head for the Mall of America!!

Stay tuned for more…


Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

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