Maggie Makes Four!

This journal started off documenting the adoption of our youngest daughter. It now follows the twist and turns of our lives as we raise these two amazing little creatures into the best women they can become.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Vacation Blues

Well, we just wrapped up a much anticipated vacation week in Tahoe.  It was Maggie's first visit to the Lake and only Carly's second.  The first occurred when she was just two, so this was the first visit she remembered.  Here are a couple of highlights and lowlights from our week.  

Truckee River Rafting:  If you haven't floated down the Truckee River on an inflatable raft, then frankly, you're not a Californian.  We took the girls down the river on Wednesday and had a blast.  I strategically placed myself in the front of the raft, so I couldn't see them teetering on the edge, dipping hands and feet in the ice cold water.   We made it down the river with only had two close calls.  We almost lost Maggie overboard when we hit a support pillar as passed under a bridge and La Nina nearly bounced out as we shot the "rapids".  Despite their brushes with danger, both girls really wanted to go back the next day.    

Tahoe Gal:  We also took the girls for a ride on the Lake itself courtesy of one of the many party boats.  It was fun, if not a bit slow for the kids.  They did enjoy watching the water skiers, para sailers and jet skiers playing in our wake.  

Illness:  It was a good thing we planned so much time in Tahoe and left ourselves a lot of down time as Maggie woke up with a screaming fever on Thursday.  We rushed her off to the ER, where they determined she either had strep throat or a nasty virus. (It's very difficult to get a quick throat culture on the day before a long holiday weekend.  Trust me!)  For the rest of our week, one of us stayed in the room with a unusually quiet Magster while the other took La Nina to the pool, to see fireworks, to the beach, etc.  Our mantra:  Surely, the fever will break tomorrow.   And it finally did, this morning...our last day in Tahoe.  At least she's on the mend now and hopefully, will be back in action this week.  

That's it for me.  Hope everyone had a fantastic Fourth.


  • At 5:44 PM , Blogger Cindy said...

    I can't tell you how many vacations we've gone on and something like illness or rain would seemingly ruin the trip when my kids were little--and clear up the day we were leaving! But even through the earache, flu, or soggy weather, we connected in a way that without that particular situaton, we wouldn't have created such a great memory!
    However, glad health has shown up on your doorstep! and welcome home!

  • At 9:41 AM , Blogger Kelly Pollard said...

    Sickness is no fun, especially when you're far from home. It sounds like Maggie acted like a champ though. I bet Tahoe was gorgeous though!


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