Every year, we make the endless drive (~18 hours) out to La Crosse, Wisconsin. That is where my parents grew up. Many of their family members still live in the area and we drive out to spend some time with them and have some fun! I spent almost my whole summer there when I was younger. From the age of 8 through 18. Both sets of Grandparents lived there and many Aunts and Uncles. Now we go out to visit my dad's sister (whose birthday happens to be the 4th of July) and my mom's two sisters. It is a great time and we look forward to it all year.
My Aunt Nancy (dad's sis) lives right on the Mississippi river (before it gets nasty and dirty down south) so we spend lots of time playing in the water. My next few posts will be about all the water sports we get to partake in while we are visiting.
Here we are on a sand bar showing off the "wild animal" tattoos we all put on. Yes Teresa did choose to put her Tiger right on her forehead...such a character that one!
This is my cousin's little girl Isabelle. The girls just love playing with her.
There are two jet skis to play on and the girls just LOVE those! This was Teresa's first year being able to ride by herself. She was so excited!
Here is Teresa after she broke the jet ski. (I'm sure she didn't really break it but it wouldn't work anymore and they are not sure why)
Jaquelyn loves this picture because it looks like she is getting to ride the jet ski by herself at a very young age but in actuality, the jet ski broke and she is being towed behind the boat.