Even though Covid-19 tried to ruin all of our plans this Spring and Summer, we stuck with our plans of renting a house north of us about an hour and a half in Waupaca, Wisconsin! I was SO EXCITED to get to the LAKE!!
We arrived on a Friday in Waupaca and were greeted with just the BEST day and the BEST weather!! The sun was shining and the temps were perfect…68-70 degrees! I stood on the deck and admired the view below…lake, dock and pontoon boat, ready to go!!
As we waiting for the rest of the gang to get there, we got settled into our bedroom and unpacked our food!
Hubby and I were responsible for cooking dinner that night, and he decided that we would have a MEAT-FEST! Chicken and steak were loaded on the grill! I was in charge of baking the potatoes and making the giant fruit salad for 12!! Well, some of the grandbabies don’t eat food yet, so actually about 10 people.
After dinner, we explored the yard, played corn hole and just started relaxing!!
I was so happy to see that there are times that make you put your phone down….LOVED IT!! Just look at the water….like glass!
After the grandbabies were put to bed, a CrAzY and VERY COMPETITIVE game of Nertz insued. WOW, I wished you could have watched that game!! The house had an awesome screened in porch with festive lights that held our crew perfectly!
Saturday morning, our bedroom door swung open by the cutest 2 year old boy at about 6:30 am. Grandpa was happy to get up and join the group that was gathering in the kitchen at that time! I may or may not have rolled over and slept a little more! Ha!!
Our youngest son and his fiance fixed breakfast for every one! They made an awesome french toast!!
We could hardly wait to rev up that boat and get out on the water!! We grabbed a few people….still in their jammies and cruised around our lake! It was so fun to watch the little kids on the boat! Some grabbed the kayaks and took off!! This house had LOTS of toys!
When you have a big breakfast, sometimes you need to work out! We headed to the basement for a group work out featuring a Chloe Ting on YouTube! Needless to say, it kicked our booty! Everyone got an “A” for effort!
More boating in the afternoon through the Chain of Lakes…
Some went fishing and caught fish…
Some caught WEEDS…
We ordered some PIZZA from the Wheelhouse Restaurant for dinner- it was EXCELLENT!!
Cheese Pizza, Taco Pizza, Chicken FLorentine and Jeff’s Loaded Special!
Let’s not forget all of the grandbaby loving that was going on!!
LAKE HAIR, DON’T CARE!!!
The rest of the evening was spent on the porch playing board games! As I recall, with all of that fresh air, I went to bed early!!
That wraps up Part 1….stay tuned for part TWO & THREE!
Amy Scott says
Jill, this looks perfect! I always say go north in the summer rather than south! I am a big fan of Lake Michigan!
Jill on the Hill says
Thanks, Amy!! YES, north in the Summer, South in the Winter!! Hahaha!!
Phillip Mackey says
Well, you know that I loved everything about this. Sorry we didn’t get to go, but love how you shared pictures and called everyday to keep us up on everything. Your photos are fabulous and love seeing everyone. You couldn’t have found a nicer place…and with all of those “toys”! The food looked wonderful and most plentiful. I would say you and your family are blessed beyond measure and so happy they could all enjoy such a fabulous lake vacation. Thanks so much for sharing. It was wonderful to see….
Jill on the Hill says
Can’t wait for you to see part 2 & 3!!
Everything about this is perfect❤️