We are back from Oklahoma, and all is well. Trying to play catch up, no matter how much you prepare, is always a beast after you get home, though. I spent yesterday doing all of the laundry, replenishing groceries and trying to get some school done, too. This is the first chance I’ve had to open up the old laptop!
We left Thursday night and the drive, although it was every bit of 10 hours, was such a special time for Mark and me. We really enjoyed the chance to talk, undisturbed, and to just be together as a couple. It was beautiful scenery, too! The peak time for the leaves changing happened to fall right at the time of our trip which, I found out on our way home, is at least three weeks late. I am choosing to view it as a special little gift from God. The colors were breathtaking. So much of God’s creation just showing off.
We rode into this sunset:
This picture doesn’t even come close to doing it justice, sadly. This was in Oklahoma (my new-found love), but the mountains of Northwest Arkansas were gorgeous, too. We went through farmland on the plains of Louisiana, and a bayou there, too. All beautiful and interesting in it’s own right. We then took a different route home, which took us from the top of Mississippi down to where we live. It was so interesting to aquaint ourselves with our new state.
We literally followed a rainbow for the last hour of our trip, but it would not show up in the pictures no matter how many we took. I cannot even tell you how much I hate that I don’t have a trillion pictures, and that the ones I do have are pretty horrid quality even for my little hoopty point and shoot.. haha!
I have decided that if I had a boatload of moolah, I would sooooooooooo buy hundreds of acres of land somewhere between NW Arkansas and the plains of Oklahoma and set up camp until I got the the real Heaven. I was enchanted by the plains, but Mark is a big mountain fellow, so this seems to be the best place to get the best of both worlds. Until then, we’ll just enjoy MS, though.
I wouldn’t trade this weekend for anything. We don’t get away alone often, but we treasure it when we do because it’s so vital to get that time to nurture our marriage and just be together without anyone else every now and then. But, it’s equally good to get home to our Crew. We are so very blessed.