If you’re a long time reader (thank you!) you probably already know how much I love Deep Creek Lake, MD, but for all those who are new around here (HI!), it’s my favorite vacation. Brief history: my dad’s family has been going for 50 years! He’s one of ten kids, so it’s been a lot of people for a lot of years making lots of memories! While sadly a lot of the family can’t make it, we still have over 30 that come every year! Family comes in from Delaware, Texas, Virginia, Seattle, Portland, and PA. Honestly, if that doesn’t tell you the fun we have, I’m not sure what can!
This year was the first year with Annabelle and I was nervous/excited. I was beyond excited to introduce her to a lot of family and to have her experience Deep Creek, but traveling with a baby presents a lot of unknowns so I was nervous. Thankfully I had nothing to be nervous about. We had a wedding Saturday night so we didn’t arrive until Sunday around lunch. From the moment we arrived, we had family galore, kids (and everyone!) to entertain Annabelle, and A took stellar naps and slept pretty well at night (woke up once a few nights but hey it’s an unknown place!). We enjoyed tons of delicious dinners, spent lots of time on the dock, went tubing, headed to Green Turtle for a cousin’s night out one evening, and I stayed up past my bedtime More memories were made than I could ever put into words and I’m totally sad it’s over. A was such a fish in the water- in it for 2-3 hours every day!- and even went tubing with me. Weather was amazing and I couldn’t have asked for a better week with my family!
What’s the last vacation you took?