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Our 4th of July Vacation

We planned a trip to Broken Bow a few months ago for a 4th of July week vacation, but with the still overflowing lakes, we decided last minute to cancel our trip and just stay home. We had the whole week planned with things to do here, until I looked on Groupon and found a great deal on the Marriot Hotel and Golf Club on Champions Circle in Fort Worth.
Our stay was great! Well, except for the sickness that has lasted in my chest and head for the last six days. If you've never kept up 4 other people with coughing in a one bedroom hotel room, you should really try it sometimes, it's awesome. I swear, by the end of the week, my bag looked like I was starting my own CVS.
Anyway, we did a lot of nothing, and that's the truth.

We started off the vacation with an all girls pedicure/manicure. The polish on Sophia's nails lasted maybe 72 hours. But it was fun.

We spent the majority of our time swimming. It was nice being out in the sun with no where to go!!

Since it was a golf club, Jordan and Jason did golf twice while we were there. The golf course was very well manicured and a pretty backdrop for the hotel.
The kids loved the grounds, with hammocks and the gazebo.

Our fourth of July was pretty relaxing too. We took the hotel shuttle to downtown Roanoke and ate at Reno Red's, a fun place with lots of character, then walked over the Hey Sweets! for dessert. We asked the kids if they wanted to go watch fireworks, but they decided they wanted to go back and swim in the pool. There were lots of families staying for the weekend, so there were lots of kids swimming at night. We saw some fireworks through the trees at a distance, sat in the hot tub and watched fireflies in the greenery. It was a nice way to spend the evening.

We did a lot of eating on this trip. A lot. And a lot of eating junk food.

He didn't know I was taking this picture, so this was his real face. Doesn't he look just like a sullen teenager because he was forced to sit next to his sisters??

We did go walk around the Stockyards for a little while one day. We were able to go to Billy Bob's and eat, that was a lot of fun.

We watched the USA kick Japan's hiney. (I have to admit, this was the most entertaining soccer game I've ever watched!)
 But Sophia's favorite thing to do by far was ride in the elevator (?) and push the buttons. And Avery's favorite thing to do was anything Sophia was doing.
I really wished I hadn't been sick the entire time, but it was still relaxing, all the same.


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