Monday, August 15, 2011

Vacay Days

Hello my dear blog friends!
My family and I have been traipsing all over the northern Midwest. My kids spent quality time with grandparents, caught lots of fish, and enjoyed nature at its best. My hubby and dad caught giant muskies. The kids also back to school shopped, rode amusement parks at the Mall of America, and clogged toilets everywhere they went (don't ask).

Here are a few vacation pics.

I kissed a fawn, and I liked it. Last vacation I kissed a dolphin. It seems I kiss animals everywhere I go. Kind of like college, but no beer goggles necessary for these kisses from me.

Hubs and I went to see one of our fave comedians, Daniel Tosh in Duluth. Hilarity ensued.

The Polark Five took a walk in the wilderness.
And we have added two cool new voices on our Garmin to guide us through the galaxy. Yes, the force is with us.

I hope you are all enjoying the last weeks of summer! School starts next week!


Jonathon Arntson said...

You didn't come to my neck of the woods! :P

Um, I would LITERALLY pee my pants with those voices on my GPS.

storyqueen said...

I desperately want A Yoda/Vader GPS! I just have google maps on my phone and the voice is named Hagatha. I hate when she tells me what to do.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you're back! No GPS, so no Yoda for me.

Kelly said...

Jon- We went to Minnesota and Wisconsin, so I guess not all over the northern Midwest!
SHelley- We were just cracking up! My son said, "This will never get old!"
Alex - You must be much better at directions than me!! :)

E.J. Wesley said...

So jealous! Love Tosh and didn't get to see him when he rolled through our fair (?) city.

That GPS is killing me, btw. Did people gawk at the lunatics driving down the road laughing hysterically? That's what would happen to me ... :0)

Sounds like you all had some fun!


Bish Denham said...

I'm still a map in the lap girl.

May you kiss many other lovable animals!

Tara said...

Sounds like you're having a great family summer! Love the GPS voices - haha!

Anita said...

I want to be a fly on the next Polark vacay!

MG Higgins said...

The GPS voices gave me a great laugh. Gotta get me some; I'm tired of the generic woman, although she has a lovely generic voice. Love the pics! Keep having fun and share more of your adventures.

Lydia K said...

OMG, that GPS is nerdy and brilliant!

That fawn was so cute. I'd kiss it too. :)

Jonathon Arntson said...

It's okay, I'll just have to head over the pond and see you some time.

Christina Lee said...

YAY, looks like so much fun, you kissing fool, you!!! :-) xo

cleemckenzie said...

Vacations are wonderful, aren't they? So you're back and on full battery after all that walking in the woods and kissing critters? Looks like it.

Onward into fall.

Kim Kasch said...

Looks like a great time :)

LTM said...

okay, kissie! Looks like you're having a great time, so yay!!! Keep it up~ :D

Kelly said...

EJ- Tosh was awesome. Inappropriately awesome. And Yoda and Vader crack us up!
Bish - I hope the next animal is a bunny. I like bunnies. :)
Tara - A fun way to end the summer!
Anita - We would love to have you hang with us in human or fly form! (preferably human)
MG- We saw on the news that Garmin was offering this and downloaded them the next day!
Lydia - We are Star Wars geeks definitely!!
Jon- An IRL TPR!
Christina - Maybe I should coin myself "Kissin' Kelly?"""
Lee- I am still catching up at home. I seriously still have one duffle to unpack and put away!
Kim - I love family vacations. Great memories made.
LTM- We tend to make fun wherever we may go. :)

Suzanne Casamento said...

Sounds like the Polarks are having a great summer vacation! But what's a muskie? (Is that a dorky question?)


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Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

I'm still laughing about you kissing animals wherever you go without beer goggles! I'm with you. Some animals are just too adorable and smooch-worthy.

Glad that you're having such a great summer!

Heather Kelly said...

Yoda's moral commentary about the U turn was AWESOME! LOL

Kate Scott said...

Looks like your having a great summer. Now hopefully you're recharged and ready to write write write :)

Marcia said...

Looks like you had a great time up our way. :) I like your new blog header!

Kelly said...

Suz- It's a big freshwater fish!
TA- Um, okay.
Cynthia - Seriously. So adorable!
Heather - It makes driving a little more pleasurable! (I'm not a fan of driving)
Kate - My butt will be in chair once school rolls around!
Marcia - Thank you!!

DEZMOND said...

seems like you had some nice time, Kells, and that Daniel Tosh seems rather delish :)

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Theresa Milstein said...

Sounds like you had a good trip. I call my GPS, Xena, Warrior Navigator. I don't know what I'd do without her.

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Lauren F. Boyd said...

Hey, Kelly! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog! It's great to meet you!

I'm liking your blog! Your personality shines through, and I feel like I've known you for a while, even though we just met!

My husband and I love to watch Tosh.O with Daniel Tosh on Comedy Central. It is so funny (albeit random at times), but it usually gets us really laughing at least once per episode. How awesome that you got to see Daniel live! I bet that was tons of fun.

Thanks again, and I'll see you back here soon!