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Sundays (almost) with Gage- A weekend of firsts.

This post would be very long if I tried to recap our entire Friday-Monday trip so, I’ll try to highlight the basics with some pictures.

For Gage’s first time out of Ohio we headed up to Michigan where we met up with Grandpa and Kris for Gage’s first RV trip.  We headed further north to Northport where we went to the yearly fly-in & pancake breakfast at the Woolsey Airport.

We parked the RV at the airport the night before.  This airport is named after Clinton F. Woolsey, Gage’s great-great grandpa, a pilot who earned a Distinguished Flying Cross (details here about Woolsey & the airport).  He died while performing in an air show.  Here’s the link from Time magazine in 1927.

We met some Woolsey relatives who still own property on Grand Traverse Bay.  This cabin was built by Gage’s great-great-great grandfather. 

They invited us to hang out on their beach and go swimming. Gage LOVED skinny dipping 🙂  Since I want this to be PG blog I am not including the cutest pics, but this one isn’t bad.

When we camped out at the airport we made friends with Lawrence, a pilot who had flown in for the day.  He took the men of the family for rides in his Cessna.  Gage was not allowed to go, but he did get a sneak peek.

The love of flying must be in the blood.

Lawrence took Jason for a two hour trip and let him fly and land the plane.  How small was this plane?  Let’s see how it compares to Jason and Lawrence.

No, I wasn’t worried at all while they were gone.  Uh huh.

After we headed south we stopped in Flint so Gage could meet his grandma and great-grandpa for the first time.

We had a fun time at the park before heading home today.  It was a long weekend, but Gage had so much fun.  It was a great weekend with family and learning about Gage’s heritage.

August 1, 2011 - Posted by | Gage


  1. What a great adventure you all had! Love the pics. Gage is so cute!

    Comment by Beth Hoffman | August 1, 2011 | Reply

  2. Very nice pics Stacy, Gage looks cuter by the day, as if its possible 🙂

    Comment by violet | August 1, 2011 | Reply

  3. Glad you had a great time! I love Northern Michigan.

    Comment by Nise' | August 1, 2011 | Reply

  4. Love the one of him and Jason in the water – with his tongue sticking out 🙂

    Comment by Jean | August 2, 2011 | Reply

  5. I love the pic of Gage in the water, he looks so HAPPY! I am glad you all had a great time 🙂

    Comment by Veens | August 2, 2011 | Reply

  6. I love the photo of Jason and Gage in the water – Gage is really working his tongue!

    Comment by BermudaOnion | August 2, 2011 | Reply

  7. Ok, you can mail those cutesy pics!!


    Love Gage’s expressions!!

    Comment by gautami tripathy | August 2, 2011 | Reply

  8. I agree – the water picture is great!

    Comment by rhapsodyinbooks | August 2, 2011 | Reply

  9. Oh, wow! Gage did more this weekend than I did! I would love to fly in a Cessna – so jealous!!!

    Comment by StephanieD | August 2, 2011 | Reply

  10. What a great recap of your fun-filled and very busy weekend! The pics are so cute. I’m glad Gage didn’t get a chance to fly!

    Comment by Gage's Grandma | August 2, 2011 | Reply

  11. That was a weekend of really interesting firsts! And that plane looks like a toy!!!

    Comment by Jenners | August 2, 2011 | Reply

  12. I love the way Gage is having all these great experiences in his first year of life.. You guys are doing a great job as parents.

    Comment by Margot | August 2, 2011 | Reply

  13. Sounds like Gage will be swimming like a little fish soon. He looks happy in the water.

    Comment by (Diane)BibliophileBytheSea | August 3, 2011 | Reply

  14. Sounss like a wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing the photos.

    Comment by Carol | August 3, 2011 | Reply

  15. Such adorable photos! Looks like Gage enjoyed the trip.

    Comment by Amused | August 3, 2011 | Reply

  16. I love his tongue!! What a great and fun trip for the family 😀

    Comment by Staci | August 3, 2011 | Reply

  17. Wow, what a memorable trip packed full of great firsts!

    Comment by Wanda | August 4, 2011 | Reply

  18. Fantastic family history! I have always wanted to travel in an RV. Great photos and glad you all had such a wonderful time. Gage is cute as always 🙂

    Comment by Jennygirl | August 4, 2011 | Reply

  19. What a great trip Stacy! What family history you have and traveling in an RV must have been fun for Gage!

    Comment by Bonnie | August 7, 2011 | Reply

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