Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Oh Yes! We Were Thankful!

Our family traveled this year at Thanksgiving.  To Oklahoma.  Now don't get too excited there.  The most I'd ever seen of Oklahoma was driving through the Eastern part on our way to & from Illinois.  And that was mostly at night.  To say I'd ever desired to stay in a major understatement.

Until this past week, I thought Oklahoma was a dust bowl.  I was sure wrong.

We spent our week on a beautiful 2000+ acre ranch in Southeastern Oklahoma.  It was beautiful.  It looked like we were in Colorado, not "where the wind comes dusting down the plains....".  The ranch had 3 cabins, a creek, a shooting range, a gazebo, and tons of quietness.  shhhhhh.  It was so quiet, our cell phones didn't work.  There was no tv, no newspaper, not even whisper-sync (my Kindle-lovers will understand this) to download MockingJay.  I could do with no tv and spotty facebook, but when I couldn't download book 3 of the Hunger Games series??? ARGH!!!

 Our Cozy Little Cabin
 The "Main House"
 Ian loved being outside, and managed to find every mud puddle he could.
 Thank goodness for his cute boots!


We tried a scavenger hunt with the kids - the clues were too easy - they finished it in 15 minutes!



It was one of the most relaxing Thanksgivings I have ever had.  Barring a few funny incidents (I'll recap those tomorrow), we needed this time away.  We came home relaxed and refreshed and ready for the holidays.


10 comments:

Kelli said...

That sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving and that cabin looks mighty cozy :)

Lindsay said...

What a wonderful Thanksgiving! The picture of your cabin.. that could totally be a dream vacation for me!

Connie said...

Did you find heaven? That's looks fabulous!

Love the cabin!

jennykate77 said...

I'm glad you saw some of the good in Oklahoma! Sounds and looks like you guys had a wonderful time!! The cabin and house are GORGEOUS!! You got some beautiful pictures!

Darling's said...

Glad to hear it was a great trip! It looks very peaceful. Great pictures.

Darling's said...

Glad to hear it was a great trip! It looks very peaceful. Great pictures.

Shawn said...

What a great time away! Those are beautiful pictures, so full of color!

Now it's back to the grind huh?

Rhonda said...

Sounds like a blast! I love the cabins...my first home as a newlywed was a cabin!

You captured some great shots!

Myya said...

Glad you had a great holiday. The ranch looks perfect, what a great getaway!

Charon Benton said...

wow! Sounds like so much fun and so relaxing! I'm happy you had a blessed holiday! Was your whole family there or just your immediate?

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