Since The Man and I have been together for what seems like a lifetime, have children together and now take care of my siblings together, we only thought it fitting to do away with the "traditional" honeymoon in a sense and decided to take the kids along on a honeymoon/family vacation instead.
Adding four extra people to any vacation can be quite costly, so we didn't go out of the country or to some romantic or exciting place. Instead we ventured off a little closer to home and took a weekend camping at Kennedy County Park, where a friend and his daughter met us. We also picked up one of my brothers' friends from an army base near there where he was volunteering. After camping, we packed in 4 fun filled days in Wisconsin Dells.
It was one of the quietest camping trips we've been on in some time and I just happened to be the only girl, besides an 11 year old kid. I have to say, times when they were fishing proved to be quite boring for me. I ended up wandering around, reading a book and taking photos more than spending time with my new hubby and/or the kids. I will admit, it was great to finally get some time in for a new book though. It's been awhile since I've been able to relax with a good thriller.
Luckily we ventured away from camp quite a few times and were able to squeeze in some fun. We went to Buckhorn State Park, had a picnic lunch and the kids got to swim while the guys did some more fishing.
We went to the Petenwell Dam for he guys to fish some more. While they were fishing, I took off to the grocery store and gathered more food and beverages for our trip, then returned and checked out the Eagle Watchtower with the kids. It makes for a gorgeous view of the Wisconsin River down below.
Of course there were campfires every night to keep us warm. It was quite chilly at night!
On Monday we took off from the campsite and headed to Wisconsin Dells for 4 fun filled days.
Our first stop in the Dells was the Original Wisconsin Ducks where we set off on an adventure on land and on water. We saw beautiful scenery such as the "Baby Grand Piano", learned a lot about our state history and had a fun ride on an army duck.
Then it was time to find lodging for the day/night at Sherwood Forest Campground where we rented a cabin for the night. The kids got to play in the pool and splash pad, play some video games and ride some pedal go carts.
We took off early Tuesday afternoon for Great Wolf Lodge where we would stay and play for the day and night. We all had a lot of fun there playing in the waterparks and arcade.
We left Wednesday morning, rented a different cabin at Sherwood Forest Campground, then headed to Noah's Ark for a day of fun. We played on some water slides, rode the lazy river and had fun in the wave pool.
After Noah's Ark, we took the kids back to the cabin and headed out for a delicious dinner at Monk's, just The Man and I. We had tickets to the Tommy Bartlett Show at 8:30, so we stopped back for the kids after dinner and headed off to see the Great Show on H2O!
We got up early Wednesday, ate some food, packed up the car and headed over to Kalahari for some indoor themepark and waterpark fun! This was out first time in the theme park and the kids sure enjoyed it!
So that's our trip in a nutshell. Of course there was a ton of fun had by all and I've shared some more in depth posts about our trip through the links above. I'll be adding more stories about our trip in the coming weeks, so be sure to check back and see all of the fun photos and stories!