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Monday, August 1, 2011

Addy's 1st Vacation

This past week we had the opportunity to go to WI Dells with the 17U Basketball team that Ben helps coach with his dad. Ben, Addy and I headed out early on Tuesday a day before everyone else so we could go the Noah's Ark Water park(the biggest in the country). From previous posts as most of you can see, Addy loves water and she just had a ball.

We did and experienced so many fun things. The pictures will tell the story but some fun things we did:

*Noah's Ark Water park 2 days in a row (if you went Tuesday, you got in free Wednesday)---we even went in the rain

*Chula Vista Water Park (also free--part of the hotel stay), Grandpa Paxson also came and Addy just had so much fun with him

*Addy's first experience at Dunkin Donuts

*Paul Bunyan home style restaurant--it was a fun buffet where they served us chicken, roast, salad, mashed potatoes, carrots, and more.

*We went to Pedro's Mexican Restaurant and Addy LOVED dipping chips in salsa

*We went to Buffalo Phil's (2 times) was a restaurant and arcade. Addy played some games and won a purple ball that she loves

*Went shopping at Tanger Outlet Mall; bought daddy some new Nike Shorts, went to the Disney store and daddy bought Addy 2 stuffed 101 Dalmatians

*Went to 4 great basketball games where MN Glory defeated a WI Swing team that was one of the top teams in the country---Great season with some wonderful players and parents...such a blessing to be apart of watching these young men flourish and basketball and get college scholarships

*Last but not least we went to our first Chop House---and the food was AWESOME! Ben's dad ordered these stuffed mushrooms that normally I would not even try but I decided to live on the edge...hahaha...They were stuffed with crab and wrapped in bacon...NUMMY!!! The steak was phenomenal...onion rings---GREAT and salad awesome too!

Most of all it was a trip we will treasure forever because it was Addy's first real vacation that she could experience and we were so blessed to experience with Grandpa and Grandma Paxson also.


  1. awesome, I mis goin to all the tourney's. Can't wait we're goin to the dells this wknd

  2. Looks like it was a really great vacation!!! :)

  3. i love that last pic of you guys coming down the slide!!!!

  4. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! I love your swimsuit!!