A Tamarack Thanksgiving

As I explained in my previous post, our family spent three fun nights at a Tamarack Resort townhouse over Thanksgiving. The kids had the most wonderful time doing crafts every day, sledding, hot tubbing, watching endless movies, having books read to them, snacking, eating candy, and eating wonderful meals. Oh wait, all the big people got to do those things too (with a bit more work added in). 🙂 On Thanksgiving day we did have turkey and some of the trimmings, but scaled it down so as to have a more relaxed day. It worked and no one went away from the table hungry that’s for sure.

The townhouse had four bedrooms and three bathrooms on three levels. The living/kitchen/dining space was a bit small for the number of people and all our “stuff” but no one ever complained. The hot tub was right out the front door and the sledding hill right across the fence from the hot tub. Pretty convenient. The two dads, Robby and Matt, were the best dads ever, taking the kids sledding any time they wanted and for as long as they wanted, only to be rewarded to the hot tub afterwards. Great weekend, great memories. 🙂_mg_7153_web_mg_7176_web_mg_7171_web_mg_7136_web_mg_7141_web

Simone was so proud of her icicle._mg_7147_web

But there were tears when it broke on a sled ride. Even daddy couldn’t fix it. _mg_7158_web_mg_7150_web

Jayden is a sled sandwich in this next picture. He’s wedged in between Robby and Syd._mg_7151_web_mg_7154_web_mg_7165_web_mg_7169_web_mg_7166_web_mg_7183_web_mg_7447_web

The kids made snow globes, Christmas ornaments, gingerbread houses, and reindeer drawings.


Cole got to stay in his jammies all day one day. 😉


On Thanksgiving afternoon we went to the hotel area to go sledding. The snow had melted too much over by the townhouse, so we ventured out. It’s so sad what a ghost town this place is. Many of the houses are still studded walls inside only and the hotel is fenced in and unfinished while being somewhat protected from the rain and snow. Over three days I saw a small handful of people and a few cars in the driveways. It was crazy quiet, a little eerie, but nice at the same time. I was re-reading about Tamarack on-line today. It’s been in bankruptcy for about 10 years now. Anyway, these next pictures are taken over by the hotel. There was a service road with a few bumps and some frozen snow. Everyone was flying down this hill and I was at the bottom taking pictures of their “fun”. This smart girl stayed off the sleds. I think you’ll understand why._mg_7245_web_mg_7244_web__mg_7254_web_mg_7255_web_mg_7250_web

Cole: “You going to do that Grampa?”

Grampa: “I guess I will. It looks easy enough.” (“Oh s _ _ _!”)




That evening a few “I dare ya’s” started, and this was the result.


All I can say is “the family that hot tubs together, stays together?” Love you all and thanks for a fun and memorable Thanksgiving weekend kids. (Grampa seconds that.)

Kathy - December 7, 2016 - 8:22 PM

What a wonderful Thanksgiving you all had. Thanks for sharing.

Megan - December 7, 2016 - 8:35 PM

Oh I just love G-babe posts. So fun to finally see what sweet images you captured while watching you snap away. Although we all need to be better about getting YOU in some of those pictures. Sorry about that!

Great weekend- thank you for giving us smiling memories to savor!

Megan - December 7, 2016 - 8:37 PM

P.S. The photo of Cole and Grampa and then the next two of Grampa made me laugh out loud. I can still see you crying from laughter when Dad came down that hill.

Fairly Candid - December 8, 2016 - 9:33 AM

Thanks Kathy for checking in (I love you for that) and Megan, I was sure your dad was going to biff it like the rest of you, but the look of terror on his face was what made me laugh. I laugh just thinking about it! I still can’t believe none of you got hurt (besides a little soreness and a few bruises perhaps). And I still have no regrets for not doing it.

Vince - December 9, 2016 - 10:49 AM

FUN!! Looks like everyone had a great time. I think the third pic is my favorite. Mikey, the first one of you is a good portrait.

Becky - December 11, 2016 - 6:38 PM

Love the pictures. So many smiles.

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