Trader Road Trip–Day 3: Party!

Saturday was the big day. It was the reason for our whole trip! Our niece was celebrating her graduation from high school!

The party started at 1 p.m. and there were other activities during the morning for those who were interested. We thought it would be best to chill at our hotel room, let Isabella get adjusted to the time change and have a good nap, before we ventured out. CJ and I ended up taking naps too! Once we were up and rested it was time to par-tay!

Unfortunately we misunderstood the location of the party and went to the wrong place. We then spent the next hour driving around trying to find the right one! Oops! But we got there eventually and had a great time.

The party was at a rented beach pavilion so there was lots of food and things to do. There was a playground, the beach itself (on Lake Michigan), a light house to walk to and family games to play.


Isabella LOVED the playground! She went around trying pretty much everything!

From the swings…


…to the merry-go-round


…to the dome.


We literally had to tear her away from there when it was time to go!

We also walked over to a lighthouse nearby.


Isabella wasn’t so interested in the lighthouse as she was in being tossed around by her daddy! He thought it was pretty fun too!



Can you tell it was a windy day? My hair didn’t stand a chance! We do look like quite the red/white/blue family though!

We made sure to take a family group picture too before the day was done! This is CJ’s side of the family.


Everyone departed and went back to their various hotel rooms/homes to clean up and get ready for dinner. Then we all gathered at CJ’s sister’s house for a cookout. It felt good to clean up a bit and change clothes.


We were back at the hotel by 8:30 or so and settled in for bed. We knew Sunday would be a busy day and we would need our rest!!

If you liked this, you might also like:

Trader Road Trip – Day 2

Trader Road Trip – Day 1


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