B and I were lucky enough to take another awesome vacation this past week. We headed west-ish for my aunt’s belated 60th birthday trip to the Lake of the Ozarks. A first for B and I, it was a treasured childhood spot for my mom and her family growing up, with lots of memories in and around the lake!
Days consisted of bikinis, sunshine, pool gossip sessions, corn hole tournaments, cold beers, fishing and ski-dos. One day the ladies went hiking and explored around Ha Ha Tonka State Park, climbing 317 stairs both ways, while exploring old castle ruins, breath-taking water spots and the natural bridge.
Night’s consisted of large family dinners with St. Louis style ribs paired with incredible spreads of fresh salads, fruit, lots of beverages, including of course, Manhattans. There were also many family stories shared, reminisced of old times, and lots of laughs. We celebrated my Aunt’s 60th our last night at the lake, and her gratitude for everyone making the trip there, was exactly the reason we went, to create and share in family memories.
It was a great vacation, full of sunshine, awesome weather and even better company. We can’t wait to get back to the lake!