Thompson Family

The trip makes it a vacation. Family makes it a tradition.

The Thompson family has been vacationing in Wisconsin at Black's Cliff Resort since 1958. They spend two weeks on the lake, swimming, boating and relaxing. But most importantly, they spend their time together. The family has spread out, but the distance does not stop them from meeting in northern Wisconsin each year. 

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Grandparents Profile

The Grandparents

Family tradition. It’s been a part of us forever. Being here at Black’s Cliff just reminds me of when I was a kid. We have a cookout and a campfire daily and every morning is the swim across the lake. If you ask any of the kids where their favorite place to vacation is…it’s Wisconsin. We wouldn’t miss this for anything.

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Jumping off Raft

Trying to sink the raft. It's tradition.

Adults Profile

The Adults

We’ve been coming up here with our family and all of these friends our entire lives. It’s like one huge family reunion. We’ve been asked by our parents about vacationing elsewhere. They tell us we could go to Wisconsin for one week and then go someplace else for another week…Disney World, Hawaii maybe. No, we’re going two weeks to Wisconsin.

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Kids Jumping off Boat

We can't wait to be on the boat.

Kids Profile

The Kids

The family leaves the Chicago area early for the five hour trip north each year. Everyone is so excited to get there, which is why they leave early so the kids all end up sleeping on the way. 

We can't wait to be on the tube getting pulled behind the boat, or for the trip to Holiday Acres to go mini gofling. And the campfire and s'mores are the best! 

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