Memorial Day weekend in Okoboji
I wanted to share some photos of our Memorial Day weekend in Okoboji. Most of them have been posted on Instagram so I apologize for the repeats if you follow me there. Our twin nieces Myah and Maysen chose to have their family birthday party at my grandparents' lake house and the amusement park up there this year, and we had a lovely time. I hope they make it a yearly thing! (I really can't believe they are going to be 7 this weekend! Ahh!)
It's hard for me to describe Okoboji to those who have never been. It's a very popular summer tourist area in Iowa, but it really is an exceptional place. I spent a lot of time there in the summers while growing up, and it's where I was living when Eric and I started dating and where we got married, so it's really special for both of us. Even though it's not as much of a relaxing getaway for us now, we love that we get to share it with Rooney.
In addition to the lovely lakes, yummy restaurants and various attractions, my grandparents' lake house has nine bedrooms and six bathrooms, so it really feels like a luxurious getaway (and fairly inexpensive, even when we're there for an entire week). I should probably do a house tour of the house sometime because my nana is amazing at decorating.
I am so excited to go back for an entire week in a couple months! We got a lot of things checked off our "must-do" list last weekend though so it will be even more relaxing than usual!