We had our first real getaway without the kids. Our excuse to go away was to celebrate Barrett's birthday (the big 4-0). It was amazing! We went to Broken Bow, Oklahoma - about a 3 hour drive from home and stayed in a BEAUTIFUL cabin at the top of a small mountain. Everything about it was perfect! We were gone 3 nights. The weather was outstanding!
Who can go to Braums without getting some ice cream? Not me! One scoop of Cappuccino Chunky Chocolate in a waffle cone, please.We made it up the mountain to the cabin! We actually got to ride in the jeep. That is a rare occurrence since car seats don't fit too well in it.
Notice the big pile of firewood in front of the cabin and the campfire area down the hill behind the house.
View from the bedroom.
My pictures don't do it justice. It was perfect!
Living area and kitchen
First night - grilled steaks, baked potatoes, and asparagus
Dinner on the back patio
We went hiking a couple of the days
Taking a break on the U shaped tree. We had never seen a tree quite like this before.
A view of the canoes
Each night Barrett built a campfire for us. So much fun for him to build and so relaxing for me to just sit and enjoy.
Each night we also enjoyed smores!
My mouth is watering just looking at this picture.
One morning we went on a 5 mile kayak ride. We parked our car at the end of the 5 miles, rode a van to the start of the 5 miles, then kayaked back to our car.
It was so peaceful and quiet on the water. We took our time and enjoyed the beauty. It took about 3 hours going at a slow pace.
I thought it was so interesting to see how different trees had such different root systems.
All of God's creation is so interesting!
Partway through our journey we pulled over onto a rocky beach to stretch our legs.
One evening at the campfire we tried out the BB gun.
We had lots of time to just sit and read.
More reading, apple cider, and a view.
Lots of steep hiking our last day.
We considered fishing but found that trout fishing is way different from the cat fishing we are used to. With trout fishing, all the fishermen were out IN the water and it looked more like fly fishing.
Our last dinner out was at the Blue Rooster
Fried Catfish, hush puppies, fries & fried jalapenos (which ended up being my favorite!)
It was fabulous having several days away to just enjoy each other. We definitely couldn't have done it without the help of Mom-mom & Pepa watching Jack and Amelia. They are such a blessing!
Until next time Mount Mystic....
For anyone interested in more information about this cabin or others in the area, here is a link:
Their pictures of the actual cabin are so much better that the ones I took here on my phone.