My fiancé's parents have a lake house at Norris Lake and we go every summer. His WHOLE family goes - his aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters, brothers, everyone. It's my favorite week(end) of the summer. The house is perfect with 5 bedrooms that easily sleeps 13 of us - all in beds. The house is directly on the lake so it's easy to get up in the morning pack the cooler for the day and head down to the dock. And this year they redid the kitchen and it's beautiful! Not reflected in the photos I linked.
All week we float, jet ski, pontoon boat, jump off the dock and random cliffs in the lake. There's even a cave on the lake we stopped to explore. And then at night we grill, bonfire, make s'mores and play games. This year we played what do you meme for the first time and I was pleasantly surprised with how funny it is. It's like Cards Against Humanity but with memes. Try it!
Usually we go to the lake for a week but this year Cory and I could only stay for 4 days because we have to save our days off for the wedding end of the year. It's so relaxing and so nice to spend time with the whole family. If you can, I definitely recommend you stay the week! Where's one of your favorite spots to summer vacation? Let me know in the comments below.