Saturday, August 30, 2008

Chicago/Wisconsin June 2008

Amanda left a few days early and spent some time in Chicago.

Addison and cousin Caleb swinging on Great-Grandpa Bill and Great-Grandma Donna's chair.

Addison with Great-Grandpa Bill. Looking good, Bill!

Addy in black and white - a nice little camera feature!

On to Wisconsin Dells

This is the view outside our lakeside cabin, on what used to be Lake Delton. A breach (from flooding) caused the entire thing to drain within 2 hours. It happened just before we got there. It was really something to see. More on that further below.

Addison - sitting pretty.

I'm not sure this is what it's for, but we put her butt in it anyway.

Amanda is modeling our room. The cabin was really nice. If only every room came with a hottie like that...

The four Ericksons getting ready for our tour on the Original Wisconsin Ducks.

Aboard the Duck, and in the water at this point.

This little sweety was fascinated by Addy. It was really cute. I can't blame her - we are too!

We were still having fun with the new camera, and we took many-a-nice photo like this one. The scenery was beautiful along the Wisconsin River.

That used to be a road, and this is where the lake breached and drained into the river. If you look close, you can see a house that was split in two.

After the Ducks it was off to Mt. Olympus. I was in wooden coaster heaven. There are 5 in Wisconsin Dells.

The largest of which is Hades, which dives under the parking lot twice. Loved it.

Martha, Rylan, and Brad aboard the Disk-O. Nobody spewed.

Mt. Olympus also has an outdoor and indoor waterpark. Addison loves the water, and we took her down some small slides.

What do you think? Did she like it?

Daddy and Addy in the pool.

Mommy, Grandma Joy, and Aunt Martha on the water slide.

Uncle Rylan taking care of business.

Grandpa Larry, relaxing with Joshua and Addison.

While Brad grills outside. I could go for a hotdog right about now.

We did some bowling while it rained. Check out those couches. All bowling alleys should have couches. If you look real close, that would be an X above my lane.

This is a deer pooping.

On the lake. It was a nice little boat trip, when the people we passed didn't yell at us for creating a wake.

We played our fair share of Guitar Hero too.

Addy liked her new hat at dinner.

Grandma and Grandpa enjoying dinner.

I kicked Amanda's butt on the indoor bumper cars.

Jon took the boys on the cars.

We went for some mini-golf later that evening. This is the "Losers' Picture".

And yes, that would be me, all alone, in the back seat.

Amanda finally got me to Rocky Riccoco's. I have to say, after getting lost in the University of Wisconsin, and driving 30 minutes out of our way, it was pretty good.

And lastly, this is the Wisconsin Erickson home, which is GORGEOUS, and of course, is no longer theirs, as they are back in Chicago now. Wisconsin was a blast.


dadTB said...

Amanda, Addison, and Brad - It looks like you all had a ton of fun. The pictorial was fantastic and I saw things I've only dreamt about... roller coasters that go under parking lots!? :-) Brad must have been in heaven.

The pics of Addie are great. She's such a cutie and has a beautiful smile.

Nice 'Butt Pail' shot, Brad. I knew you had a sense of humor, but that one takes the cake. LOL!

Thanks for letting us in on your neat summer vacation as the Boyds invaded Wisconsin.

See you soon.

Aunt Julie and Uncle Tom

Amy said...

Brad, you crack me up! The picture of you alone on the roller coaster is priceless! Looks like you guys had a blast!

the boyd family said...

hey brad, it's been over a month... time for an update! :)