Monday, July 1, 2013

2013 Thyen Family Vacation

2013 Thyen Family Vacation
Lake Anna
BumpAss, VA
June 2013

For about the past 20 years, my family has gotten together and rented a beach house for a week on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

This year we decided to do something a little different.  We still wanted to get together for a week, but also wanted to go with something a bit less expensive than a beach house on the Outer Banks.

My Sister owns a lake house on Lake Anna in BumpAss, VA (yes that is the real name of the town).  While her lake house is not large enough to accommodate the whole gang, she has many friends who also have lake houses in the same development.

One of her friends offered up his house to our family for the week.  He refused to accept any money from us except for a small amount for the cleaning service.  We did end up giving him a gift card to an area restaurant, and left him several cases of Bud Light (his beverage of choice).  We also insisted that he take a little something to cover the utilities for the week.

While we missed the beach, this turned out to be a nice change and it really wasn't a whole lot different than what we normally do at the beach.  A lot of eating, drinking, family card games, reading, and relaxing.  The only difference is that instead of the beach and pool, we had the lake.

Here are a few photos from our week at the lake:

 My Niece Marielle

 My Wife Amy

 My Dad and Amy

 Marielle and my Brother Bill

 Marielle and my Sister Mary

 Hanging out on my sisters boat

 Bill and Marielle

 Bill and Liam

 My Brother Bill

 My Niece Katie Fishing

 Bill and Liam

 Bill and Liam wiping out!

 Me on Big Bertha!

 My Sister Mary

 My Wife Amy

 My Dad

 My Mom and Dad

 My Brother-in-Law Scott

 Amy and Me

 My Brother and his Family

My Wife Amy

The Complete set of photos is posted here:

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