Adelie and Staley's World

Adelie and Staley's World

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Pentwater

Pentwater is my happy place.  I love everything about our annual week of family vacation.  Not many people can say that they look forward to spending a week living with their brothers and families while spending all day, every day with aunts and uncles and cousins and cousins' kids.  But I do.  There are no surprises in Pentwater.  Year in and year out, Pentwater is more about tradition than novelty.  Our cabins and houses may change to accomodate our growing families, but the vacation blueprint remains the same.  Lazy days on the beach.  Friendly competition to see who will dive into the frigid Lake Michigan water first.  Building sand castles.  Spaghetti night.  Smores night.  Going into town for ice cream.  Pudding pops.  Late night game playing.  Not much has changed in the 30-some years that we have been going to Pentwater.  And I love that.  Same town.  Same beach.  Same feeling of happiness, made all the more pronounced by the years of memories that Pentwater holds.  I love Pentwater.  And now Staley does too.

Every morning, the first words that Staley would say:
"Play cousins."
"Go beach."

Bedtime stories with Grandpa

Playing in the sand provided hours of enjoyment.

Walking on the beach with Grammie

A perfect family vacation

Good-bye Pentwater.  See you next year!!

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