Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Lake Vacation Recap

I just got back from our yearly family vacation! We went to Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee, GA. So many family and friends are there during the same time so it is always a packed house and we have such a fun time. 

Today I am sharing some iPhone photos from the trip. This is the one rare trip where I don't often whip out my good camera, and I just try to enjoy as much as possible. 
The trip started off with breakfast at Chik-Fil-A (one of my personal favorites). It's about a 9-hour drive so we needed all the caffeine we could get. Henry was an angel in the car and just snuggled up in the back with his bed! 

The pups absolutely loved the lake. Henry is on the left and my sister's dog, Bean is on the right. Bella, my aunt and uncle's dog was also there to play!

Henry was such a cutie and jumped right onto me from the dock! This was a giant inflatable 'island' that my parents found at Costco. Every year we find new inflatables. We have had trampolines, slides, and so many more fun 'toys'. This year we had the 'island' and a unicorn that I found on Amazon for just $30! 

Shirt (old, similar)// Best white jeans
We enjoyed cocktail cruises which is one of my favorite things. A great cocktail, some snacks, a little Sinatra and all my people! 

Henry was SUCH a cutie in his life vest. I got a lot of DM's and e-mails asking about this vest. I loved it and Henry didn't mind it at all. It was very well-made and sturdy so it made me feel good about letting Henry roam! 
Every afternoon we would bring cocktails down to the dock. I got these genius 'ice bags' that are basically reusable plastic totes that you fill with ice. It's like a water-safe ice bucket! 

The cocktail hour spreads are always the best. Everyone in my family makes such good food. Also, if you have an Ingles by you, you should definitely get their guacamole. It's SO good. 

Last year we did a champagne tasting so this year we did a rose tasting! I'll be doing a full post on this and sharing what the winner was! 
We all love our Jack Rogers!! 

Coffee from the deck each morning is always the best. It is usually insanely hot, but I was so happy that it was much milder than usual. In fact, sweaters and sweatpants were needed some nights and mornings!

We celebrated both my dad and aunt's birthdays! 

The food and drinks at the lake is one of my favorite aspects of this vacation. We usually only go out to dinner once. Hiawassee is a very small town and everyone in my family is such an amazing cook! Our dinners are out of this world delicious. I will be sharing our menu for the week and some of the recipes after I received a ton of requests for this one!

Going for a swim is always fun and I love that the water is never freezing. I received a ton of DM's about my sunglasses and swimsuit so I am linking them here for you!

As always, this trip was so wonderful. I got lots of sleep, we watched a few movies, played tons of games like Scattegories and Presidents.  We took family photos, laughed a lot, and went on jet ski and boat rides! Life at the lake is darn good! Do you have a special place like the lake?!

1 comment:

Shannon said...

This post is awesome and you can tell what a great trip you had :) it looks so picturesque! Can't wait to hear more about it and see more photos! We have a vacation home in Maine on Schoodic lake. Being a Florida girl, the weather during the summer is such a welcomed change of pace. Unfortunately, also being from Florida makes it hard to get up there since it is such a distance. Your post makes me miss it and want to plan a trip ASAP. Thank you for sharing everything! Have a great week.


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