I love him.
Thank you, Shannon. You have my heart, and I love you.:)
Now on with today's post.
This past week as I was taking care of some last minute details for my trip, I was reminded of a trip we made with the boys several years ago.
As a family, we have been able to take a few vacations over the years. We have been to places like the beach, Rock City, New Orleans, and camping to name a few. But one year sticks out in our son Daniel's mind more than all the rest. As I've said before what a boy remembers from an experience is quite different than what a girl would remember.
In July 2002, we went to visit some friends in Oklahoma. We had a wonderful time hanging out with them . As we were heading home, we decided to stop in Arkansas to spend a day at a popular lake town along our way. But, since it was the July Fourth holiday, there were not many hotel rooms available.
In other words, beggars can't be choosers.
We had to take what we could get. So, we called around until we could find a room. We were thrilled that we found somewhere to stay......then we arrived.
When we pulled up, we were a little
I'm not sure but I think Cousin Eddie and his family ran the place.
We walked into the check in area and were greeted by a pig.....No, I do not mean a sloppy, heavy person.
I mean a pig. An actual oinking pig.
When we entered our
However, the devastation of not having a bathtub was soon replaced by his interest in what he saw hanging on the
Now, you may have the same question as we did. "What do you need a fly-swatter in
We soon found out.
It was for swatting flies.
Lots of them.
Daniel thought this was the funniest thing he had ever seen in his life. We couldn't even unpack for
Lots of them.
Due to the enormous amount of insect activity in our room, we decided to hang out at the pool.....
It was fun laying out in the sun on the
Here's a couple of shots of the kids enjoying themselves at the pool.
Notice that we have the pool to ourselves. I guess all the other guests were worn out from killing flies too, or they had asked for the escape route.
After all the time spent playing outside, we were exhausted. So we went back to our
There was only one bed for Shannon and me, and a fold out bed for the boys. In a normal size
The next morning we were up and out of there
Six years later, that trip is still one of Daniel's favorite memories.(Like me, he doesn't get out much.) I guess it's not often in a boy's life that he can say he stayed