The girls (including the neighbor girl) thought otherwise. Being dragged from one game to another was not their idea of a fun vacation. In their defense, they did try their best to stay positive during all the games, by cheering, playing hockey with Tubby, and making plans about what we would do next back at the resort. But gee, those arenas were cold, and more than an hour of hockey per game was quite a lot to sit through when that is the bulk of your "vacation" time. I (sometimes "we") filled their non-hockey times with a trip to the pool, a trip to the arcade,
a trip to the gift shop, baths in the whirlpool tub, rides on the shuttle bus, and a few dinners at the resort restaurants.
Our suite was roomy and fun, as we had brought dolls, snacks, pop, the Wii and XBox with us. No one even asked to play the laptops that sat in the bag all weekend. The Resort was very nice, with the biggest and best breakfasts we had ever had at a hotel, and lots of things to do. If it had not been so cold, we could have also done some ice skating, sledding, cross country skiing, or even snow golf, right at the resort. It would probably be a really nice place to spend a summer week away, with the enormous lake and so many things to do. A very nice place, indeed.
It was a nice retreat from the boring old routines at home. Though cold, the snow was lightly falling nearly continuously, setting the perfect backdrop for gorgeous winter scenes against the frozen lake. Hmmmm, I never even took a picture of the beautiful scenery. Where was my head? I guess I will have to try to conjure up the scenes in my memory whenever I want a little winter mini-vacation in my brain.