Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Road Trip {Arkansas or Bust}

Just got back from a long weekend away. We stay at the Ouachita River Haven Resort just outside of Mt. Ida, Arkansas. We did a little kayaking and had a blast with friends. Below is a shot of our cabin and the Expedition’s first road trip. We put it to good use by bringing our kayak along for the drive. You can't tell from the picture, but the cabins all sit high on hillsides overlooking the river. Beautiful views.
Here is Tasha leading the way shortly after launching the kayaks on Saturday. We launched at 11 a.m. gearing up for the five hour float.

Um, yeah, ignore the hilarious glasses Steven is wearing...you'll wear just about anything to keep from squinting in the heat of the day! Below Nathan shows of his mad "paddle passing" skills. Note the beverage can on the end of his paddle? Impressive, eh?

Steven M. and Nathan resting in the shade. Breaks were necessary and refreshing.
Journey the adventure dog! Steven and Tasha brought their 12 week old puppy, Journey, with them. She LOVED the trip and kept Marin entertained.

Proof I was there...that's the back of my head. Marin really enjoys running her fingers through the water...it's kinda hypnotizing for her. However, it makes ME really nervous (grin).
Baby water shoes...so sweet. Does my baby have to grown up?

The only family picture from this weekend.
At the Dairyette waiting for ice cream.

Sunday evening views of the river below our cabin.

My favorite memory from the weekend was our Sunday evening walk. We strolled through the campground under beautiful hard wood trees admiring the soft green grass when small blinking lights slowly appeared. Within minutes we were surrounded by thousands of fireflies. It was right at dusk and there were little twinkles of light in every direction! Truly magical….I’ve never seen so many in all my life.
Marin and "Turtle" the floaty she insists on sleeping with. It was FULL weekend of FUN.


  1. Excellent pictures! It looks like ya'll had a really good time, I'm glad ya'll got to go. It looks like a really beautiful place.

  2. aaaawwww.....so much fun!! Journey looks sooo cute!! and Marin is even more cute!! :D I'm lovin the pigtails and I can't wait to see them in person!
    The birthday party is sooon!!! How's it all coming together? I'll be home Friday morn/afternoon...let me know if you need help with anything!

    (It looks like ya'll had a great time!!)



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