Back to the real world.
After 6 days of sun & fun, we've returned with suntans, new friends, bug bites, lots of memories & 5 hefty lawn bags of stinky laundry!
I'd say our vacation was a great success!
The kids were in heaven.
They played from the minute they woke up, until the last firefly was captured.
Those days will forever be burned into our memories.
The park was packed with families celebrating the holiday.
There were so many kids to play with & so many new things to experience.
And horseback riding,
& Lily rode her bike for the first time...........
sans training wheels!
Beaver Bend State Park is gorgeous.
Mountains, lakes, creeks, lots of hiking trails for nature watching.
The weather was hot, 100+ everyday.
One afternoon there was a terrible storm, we were in town shopping thank goodness. We had to take cover from hail & high winds.
I would not have been a happy camper inside our little trailer with 3 kids.
Soon it passed & left behind the most amazing sunset.
Even Owen was impressed.
In fact, I didn't hear the phrase 'that's boring' all week!
We ate pretty good too!
I tell myself I'm losing weight when we camp.
All the hiking, biking & working....
Truth be told the s'mores, ice cream & campfire cobbler negates all that exercise.
Oh but that food tastes so good when cooked outside!
I was all prepared to do some art on our trip, but I found myself quite happy in my chair doing nothing.
The kids were pretty creative tho.
The scrap fabric I brought came in handy for the 'arrowheads' the boys made.
I promise we're not part of some militia,
I did eventually get out of my chair to go into town for provisions. While I was there I found an antique mall!
A vacation's not a vacation unless you bring home some junk!
The prices were great.
This awesome book was $1.
If you ever find yourself in Southeast Oklahoma, check out Beaver Bend State Park.