The first summer after Andrew and I started dating, we spent apart. His family has a house in Vermont that they go to for the summer each year. That was a really tough couple of months....in a time before cell phones, we actually wrote letters (on paper! with a pen!) to each other. And here we are, 10 years later, married and taking our baby (!) to visit his family's home in Vermont.
Vacations are certainly different with a baby in tow. We spent a lot more time hanging around the house--which is right on Lake Champlain. Andrew's mom made us some awesome dinners using lots of local ingredients (and gluten free to boot!) and we would sit outside and listen to the waves. We did go on a couple of little adventures...
We visited the Magic Hat Brewery...and I failed to bring my camera. These are a couple of cool snaps Andrew took back at the house (while HE was enjoying a beer... wine for me, since beer is made with wheat).
Our last night we went to a family favorite--Blue Paddle Bistro. A cute little restaurant in an old lake house. The photos above are of Andrew's family (3 of his 5 siblings)...they are a fun group!
I don't think we could've asked for a more well-behaved baby. She was such a trooper on the 9 hour car ride, there and back! She loved the water and she loved having an audience to show off for.... she even started sitting on her own and pulling herself into standing position while we were there. Vacation does a baby good!