(Trying to play catch up on posts)
For our anniversary, we had a little getaway. I had read about this
place in a magazine (one ironically I don't always read) like two years
ago and had wanted to go ever since. Finally, we went! (a week after
our anniversary which turned out to be the perfect time and weather)
The name of it? Longbow Resort.
some reason, the term "resort" seems ironic to me. When I think
"resort", I think fancy, high end. This wasn't. Don't get me wrong, I
loved our time there and would go back in a heartbeat. I just think of
it more like a getaway or a retreat. :)
Anyway, I took
half a day of school off on that Friday afternoon (November 1). We ate
lunch then headed down the road. Well, kind of. We kept forgetting
things and having to turn around. It was almost comical.
I don't think that there are really "accidents" in life.
I think that there are often opportunities that God gives us.
of our departure time, we arrived at the resort right before sunset.
We were following the owner out to our cabin when he suddenly pulled
over by a field. He told us we were about to see a spectacular sunset.
I, of course, got out, ready to snap some pictures. The pictures don't
do it justice. Just trust me in that it was amazing. And perfectly
timed. If we had arrived earlier, we would have been at the cabin which
was beautiful but was down in a valley surrounded by trees. We would
NOT have had the same view. And had we arrived later, we would not have
had a good view either from the curvy roads (nor a place to pull
over). We arrived at precisely the time we should have!
Here is just a sampling...
Yes, it is another frog...this one is really hidden.
We packed up and headed over to Mountain
View to Blanchard Springs. I have read a lot about this park in my
hiking books. But wow. Pictures/photos just don't do it justice. What
a beautiful place!
Here is the "dam". We hiked for a little in the area but had to cut that short so we could take a tour of the cavern.
was a beautiful and amazing way to end our day. We headed on back home
(with one stop for pizza) then stepped back onto the grid. And back to
the crazy reality that is our life...