okay, are y'all sick of seeing pictures from our weekend at deep creek lake? probs, right? we weren't even there 3 full days and yet, here i am on my third post! sheesh!
i promise this is the very last post.
these pictures just really warranted their very own post.
aren't you super excited for the time we go on a week long vacation? maybe i'll squeeze 10 posts outta that!
okay, no really, on to the post!
after we checked out of our little lake front cabin, we said goodbye to ben and liam and their families and made our way over to have one more adventure with gabe and his family. just a short drive away was swallow falls park, home to some beautiful waterfalls.
the boys were so funny because i'm pretty sure they thought we were all heading home after we said our goodbyes. so when we pulled into the parking lot and they saw each other, they were super excited and screamed, "haiiii!" choi boy loves gabe and squealed, "geeeebe! geeeebe!" again and again. so cute!
i mean, who wouldn't love that gabe! (i swear, gabe was standing on a tree root or something...i hope!)
the boys are so cute together and are quite like two peas in a pod...a good mix of silly and sweet with a touch of mischief (okay, really that's more cb) and lovers of sports and any sort of transportation vehicles, to boot! and what's cutest is that as they play, they break out into spontaneous hugs, too. love. it.
once we got to the park, we "hiked" through the paths and down to muddy creek falls where we could get really up close and personal with the water.
like, seriously (scarily) up close:
notice the hubs' tight grip on choi boy.
after a few too many close-calls and near heart attacks (okay, *i* nearly fell in), we headed back to grab a bite to eat back in town before we hit the road.
of course, before we could do that, the boys decided to take a pit stop at sillyville and giggle city.
"umma, running! running!"
they parked themselves on the ground and had a fit of giggles as they watched and tried to catch a daddy longlegs (and this scaredy cat momma pretended to think it was so cool):
after they had thoroughly "examined" (i.e. squished) the bug, we loaded our budding entomologists in the car and headed back into town for lunch.
we ended up eating at the soda fountain in the back of the town's antique shop. the sign for milkshakes lured us in and we are so glad we stopped in!
it was so quaint and just delightful...and not to mention yummy! can you ever go wrong with tater tots, cheese fries and milk shakes? i think not.
after scarfing down our lunch, we strolled through the town one more time and checked out the antique car show.
our cute little boys garnered some attention and were invited to climb into one of the (very cool) cars. very cool.
by then we had delayed nap time long enough, so we coaxed the now cranky 2 year-olds out of the antique cars and said our final goodbyes (with lots of hugs) to our pals.
and with that, we settled in for the long-ish ride home,
and drove off, back down through the mountains, waving farewell to the windmills and cows.
and this picture has nothing to do with anything, aside from the fact that it was taken that weekend, but i loved it too much not to post:
no more lake posts, i promise!