This past weekend my family took a trip that was a little different than the norm. My mom planned / rented a house in the Pocono community called Lake Naomi. As most people head to the shore for MDW, we headed to the mountains. My mom and I drove up together in a quick 2 hour drive up the Northeast Extension. We got there around 4 and went for a walk to the clubhouse. This picture was taken by the “beach”. I’m adding this sentence just so the picture below lines up appropriately.
When we got back I went for a run around Lake Naomi which was about 4-5 miles around the perimeter. Laura, Brookes, and my dad had all arrived when I returned and we ate some lasagna and meatballs for dinner. Jeff got in around 9 and we watched the basketball game before going to sleep. Wild night, I know.
The next morning we went out for breakfast at Jubilee which is a crowded restaurant spot. JC’s stories had my mom cringing at breakfast. Jeff and I made a tee time for 9:30 am. It was a little chilly but a perfect day otherwise. We got our guest badges which were needed for the course and played 9 holes. Afterwards we went to Tobyhanna state park and walked around a bit. We then went to Brady’s Lake and almost got lost on a 2 hour hike. Many thoughts were pondered like the teapot god.
After getting home we went to eat at Robert Christians which looked like it never was updated from 1975. The 2 hour lengthy meal was entertaining and the food was delicious. JC made sure to tell us about his brilliant idea of a counter on articles of clothes that tells you how many times its been worn. He even made sure to tell the patrons next to us. Once again we got back at around 10, we were all pooped from the day.
On Sunday morning everyone woke up around 8 am and had some breakfast cooked by my mom. I went for a run around the lake before breakfast and it was quite enjoyable even though. The morning was highlighted by Spurs game which won me 60, netted 40. We headed to the beach after that where I got unexpectantly sun burnt. Jeff and I played another 9 holes where Timber Trails got the better of us yet again. We had dinner at the club and headed back to the house to watch the basketball game which seems like I’m writing on repeat.
Jeff and I left on Monday morning around 8 and golfed with the Shee at Mainland. It was a beautiful day and I have to hope the cart girl reads this entry because she was a knockout. After the round I stopped over Matt and Jess Baker’s memorial day cookout for a few hours. We shot the shit and relaxed and concluded what was probably the first memorial day weekend where I can remember every detail. JKash, Amber, and Jordan were also there which should immediately up readership at their mention.
The hardest part about these vacations is that they end. We only get so many family vacations in our lifetime and the older you get, you know it’s one less. The working week picks up today and we are all thrown right back into the rat race. When you are young you don’t think about it this way because you always expect there to be another time. The reality is that the world doesn’t stop turning. I want to take this last sentence and say how grateful I am to have my family at this stage in my life who can still get together for a weekend like we did this week. No worries, Sam. Next time.