Friday, December 19, 2014

Our End Of The Summer Vacation

During the week of Labor Day our family took one last trip before life resumed as 'normal.'  Every year  we head to Northern Indiana for a couple days of rest, fun and fellowship with our family.  My husband has been coming with his family since he was a young boy, and we have carried on the tradition with our children.  We look forward to it every year, and this year was wonderful.
One of the things that made this trip even more special was finding out a week or so before we left that my husband was offered a promotion within his company.  Good job, Honey!  

The only crazy part was the fact that we would be moving to Cleveland....about two and a half hours from where we live now.  Exciting and crazy all at the same time.  Here is a quick tour through our awesome week!

It wouldn't be a trip to Pokagon without a trip to Rapid Raceway, followed by pizza at Pizza Hut.  Andrew and Parker love it because they can drive their own cars.  The Littles love it because they each get to take a spin with Daddy.

Andrew and Parker have decided that Kayaking is a sport they would like to get into.  They rented one last year, and again this year.

Potawatomi Inn was built around 1934.  It still has so much charm and warmth.  You can read about the Inn here.  The stained glass window below is in the great room.  It has a beautiful, huge fireplace and comfy couches and chairs.  Families gather here to play board games, put together puzzles and just spend time together.

The park is 1,260 acres.  It has a wonderful beach, huge lake and lots of little ponds.  The pictures below are from the Secret Pond; as we like to call it.  There are tons of walking and bike trails.  Besides the Inn, there are also cabins to rent and a campground.

Tom's Donuts are incredible! So yummy.

'Fishing' for lily pads.

We had the whole beach to ourselves for much of the week.  It was so nice.  Most people are back to work, and the children are back in school.  Another bonus for homeschooling!

They could spend days playing in the sand and water.

Time for Smores!

The time went so fast, but it was so good. 


  1. Channon, I am a card-carrying Potawatomi ... seriously!

  2. This looks like an awesome place! So many things to see and do! My husband is a keen kayaker so he would love this place as well. I wish we can visit this but its too far from us tho. Thanks for sharing =) #letkidsbekids

  3. Looks like you all had a wonderful time. The beach fun looks fantastic!
    Thanks for linking #LetKids Be Kids