Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Road Trip!

On May 3rd we took off from Farmington, NH on our road trip to Milford MI to witness the wedding of my niece Jill and her finace Miles. We left early Thursday morning with only a few moans and groans from the peanut gallery. We were even on the road a whole hour before someone needed a bathroom break. All kidding aside the girls did awesome. We made a quick stop at Niagara Falls on our way through New York then headed up into Canada to spend the night. It is quicker to go through Canada by about two hours and when traveling with kids saving two hours is major. Early Friday morning we were on the road again and after about five hours we arrived at Mark and Ellen's house in Michigan. It was great to see everyone again and get a peek at the pre-wedding activities. The girls weren't shy at all and quickly made themselves at home. They really loved Sadie, Mark and Ellen's dog.
Friday evening was the wedding. The weather was beautiful and the bride and groom look like they stepped right out of the pages of Bride magazine. The wedding was simple and elegant and the girls enjoyed bopping around the dance floor, especially Mackenzie.

Saturday we celebrated several birthdays, including Mark, Dad, Mom, Ellen's dad and her Aunt Joan. After spending so much time in the car it was very nice to just hang out and catch up with everyone. As with many Sizemore gatherings there was soon talk of a whiffle ball game and we were seperating into teams. Due to contract disputes Rebecca and Mackenzie refused to play and the game was cut short when Dom threw out his back after being hip-checked by Ellen.
After a lengthy time out, Mark got out the golf clubs for a friendly competition to see who could hit the ball closest to the pin. Just for the record, despite my brothers golf expertise he has yet to beat my dad whenever we play. Friday was no exception. Dad won and Mark came in second. I am proud to say that I came in fourth which is a big step up from my usual last place!
Unfortunately being the winner isn't always that great. The prize is usually something very unappetizing. One year it was a dead chipmunk, this year it was a used pooper scooper. We really should put someone else in charge of prizes but it is always funny to see what Mark will come up with every time he loses!

Early Sunday we were on the road again headed for home. On the way we headed back into Canada and stopped at the Toronto Zoo. It is the third largest zoo in the world and though we didn't see all of it, it was lots of fun. I included a picture of the girls checking out some elephant tusks. After the zoo we were back in the car again and headed towards the border. We decided since this was our last night of our mini vacation we would splurge on a really nice hotel room overlooking Niagara Falls on the Canadian side this time. It was so great. One whole side of our room was all windows overlooking the falls. Our room even had a little kitchenette and nice big jacuzzi tub in the bathroom. We let the girls stay up to see the falls all lit up a night.(It gets darker later up there.) It was really cool to see. The falls change colors all night long.


Lisa said...

Wow, Jill looked beautiful..from behind :o) Need a photo that we can see the front of them...hee hee. I'm glad you guys had a great time...it looks like the girl had fun. I'm sure they will remember the long trip and the sore bottoms for years to come.

Next trip...COLORADO!!! Ok, you had to have known that was coming.

Jennifer said...

It was so nice seeing you guys. I had so much fun playing with Becca and Kenzie. I promise we will get up to visit you in NH soon.