This 4-day trip to our favorite cabin in Vermont was Dylan and Kate's first vacation, and we packed as if we were staying for three weeks. Apparently a two-year-old and a baby need a lot of stuff. We left Friday morning.
Dylan loved his new backpack filled with books and toys.
Both kids were fantastic for the five-hour drive. Dylan played with reusable truck stickers and watched movies, and Kathleen mostly slept. I sat in the back with them for a while to feed Kate and we watched Toy Story 2 together. Even though we stopped at the Vermont welcome center, Dylan is still new at this potty training and was afraid to go in public so he ended up holding it for the whole ride. Poor kid.
The Vermont Welcome Center is pretty great and Dylan loved the old tram out front. Poor Sean was forced to sit in that hot car for a long time because Dylan was just so thrilled to sit in it with the doors closed. Katie and I relaxed on a bench in the shade, having a bottle and talking to the locals.
And then we were back on the road.
Our friend's cabin is up in the mountains and there is a long dirt road leading up to the driveway. Kate's reaction to driving on a dirt road was so funny. She was shocked and confused and concerned. Dylan was just waking up from a nap so he wasn't quite sure what was happening either.
I've been in love with this cabin since I was eighteen-years-old, and even now I am blown away by how absolutely beautiful the scenery is on the drive up that mountain.
When we finished unloading our tons of crap Dylan proclaimed, "Dad. I hate this place!" and we all laughed hysterically and told him he would change his mind real quick.
Once we were home sweet cabin we decided to go swimming in the brook. We suited up and took the short hike down to the water.
When we packed for Vermont Sean mentioned to me that he was only packing one pair of shoes and I told him he should probably bring extra just in case they get wet. He vetoed my suggestion and brought one pair of sneakers. While were swimming Dylan jumped out of the water, stood over Sean's shoes, and peed on them. A whole forest of trees and Dylan pees right on Sean's only pair of shoes. Irony at its finest. This might've been my favorite part of the trip.
For the rest of the day we relaxed and enjoyed the serenity. The power went out due to a strong wind so we spent the night by oil lanterns having lovely conversation.
I took over 3,000 photos this weekend so I figure I'll write a few blog posts. I think I'm stalling because I don't want to unpack our mountain of luggage.