Friday, July 31, 2009

Our Day Trip to Anderson Island

My sister wanted to take the kids and I somewhere and she had wanted to take the kids to Anderson Island for a long time, so on Wedneday she took us. It was the record hottest day for us here. In the triple digits and some places 104 degrees. It was HOT!!
We're about to board the fairy. It wsn't too hot at this time and the fairy ride provided a cool breeze which was nice.

Here's my kids

Here's my sis and me.

Once we got to the island we went straight to an espresso stand that my sister knows about. She actually got her cat there a year or so ago.

She had stopped in for a mocha and the owner had some kittens for sale. My sister's cat had died at the age of 13 and she fell in love with these kittens. They were Persians like her deceased cat. She picked one out & took him with her.

Wouldn't you know there was a picture on the wall of some more kittens for sale. No, we did not buy another cat and neither did my sister.

We bought some drinks for all of us and sat there to finish them while these fellas played music outside in the 90 degree weather. They were good.

The kids had Root Beer Floats and we had our mochas.

Then we went next door to the General Store and bought some sandwiches for lunch. This store had everything. There were even nice sheds out back with all the hardware supplies in them. It's a small town Home Depot!

This is Lake Florence. As you can see, there weren't too many people there when we arrived around noon. We got right in.

Here's my sister relaxing on the float she brought. She brought two so we all took turns sitting or laying on them all day long. They were perfect.

Here's my sis with my kids.

Here I am with my kids. I don't know what my son is doing. I must have poked him or something.

My daughter.

My sister.

Now look at the dock. Lot's of people showed up to swim and jump in the water. The splash is my son's.

My son is going to jump in again. I never got him in the air. He had a good time. We all had a good time. It was very refreshing to be in the water all day. When we got home it was HOT, HOT, HOT in our car, outdoors, in our house. Whew!

We got back on the fairy and said good-bye to Anderson Island. What a beautiful day.

Hello mainland!


  1. How fun! Looks like a great day with your sister. I can't believe she took the kitty home. That is too cool. Great pictures too.

  2. HI, just catching up on sweet people that have visited our little blog! I love to meet new people through this little blog community... I'll be back!!!

  3. What a treat! What a wonderful sister! How about posting a picture of your sisters cat. You know Sitka and I love ya, andrea

  4. That looks so beautiful and like so much fun! I don't think my boys have ever been on a ferry...they would love it!

  5. It looks like you had great time! Your pictures are really great! Being with family is the best huh? thanks for sharing your trip with us!

  6. YOU? The Mocha Momma had a Mocha? {{giggle}}

    Looks like I'd love this water hole! I'm all about the water though, and you already knew that! Glad y'all had a great time. =0)

  7. Hello Nannette,

    Thanks for being so sweet. Yes, we did have fun, my daughter kept me laughing. She is very creative.

    Wow, what a great place to go on such a hot day. That is a good sister you have there; she even brought floats. It looks like a beautiful spot.

    I love ferry rides.


  8. Hi there,
    My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blogs about Anderson Island to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you soon!