October 13, 2014

Lake Oolagah














There is a lake just north of our house that takes about 15 minutes to get to and we have camped there a few times over the past 8 years.  It's nice that is it s so to our house if we need to go grab something that we forgot to bring or to check on Lilly.  We actually went up on Thursday night so we could grab a decent camp spot even though we had to work on Friday and I had took Kiera to the bus stop.  I could definitely wake up to a lake view every single day.   And the sunsets aren't a terrible sight either.  

 
I decided to bring Kiera's bike so she could practice riding it since she never got the hang of riding it without the training wheels when we took them off months ago. She wiped out at one point and got a little banged up but got right back up and tried again.  She finally got the hang of it and was super excited.  Looks like someone will be getting a new bike for Christmas since she has had this tiny one for 4 years!!
 

Electronics while camping.  Ugh.  As much as I think it is stupid to bring my laptop with us, it is nice at times.  Jimmy's phone is also a hot spot so we get internet too.  Like I have said before Jimmy and I have had our fair share of camping with no electricity, running water (unless you count water collected from a spring) or plumbing, so I really don't feel bad about it at all. 

Sail boat races were uh slow.  It wasn't terribly windy but just enough for the boats to move.  We only watched them for a couple minutes and then went on a hike. 

The last time Jimmy and I walked this trail it was Fathers Day in 2007 and there was a baby girl in my belly.  I was having some major sinus issues over the weekend and couldn't breath so I was slightly miserable.  I still did it anyway. 

 
The leaf was as big as her head. 
 
Her sketch pad or notebook is a requirement for all camping trips, per her request.
 
This breakfast is by far our favorite at camp.  First I fry up some bacon (or sausage), then I hard fry an egg (breaking the yolk on purpose).  I toast the bread with some of the bacon grease. Slap that hot egg on the cheese and add the meat and salt and pepper.  Oh em geeeee! Clogged arteries on a plate. 
 
Eating a meal on a crisp morning by the fire is just...I don't even have the words for it.  I wasn't ready for summer to end just yet but now I am ready for campfires, comfy pj's, fuzzy blankets, cool air, fall leave, hot drinks, chili and stew. 

September 23, 2014

Natural Falls State Park

The weather here has been getting closer to fall weather and we aren't able to swim anymore so we took a trip to Natural Falls State Park.  The weather was perfect!  I am really looking forward to more camping in the cool weather and campfires.  
 




 
 
 

 
 





 


 



 
 

 

 

 
 

September 22, 2014

Macrame plant holder





Quite a while back I came across this tutorial on how to make a simple macramé plant hanger so I decided to take a stab at it. I found some rope at Hobby Lobby in their fabric clearance bin and also found the little pot on clearance there.  You know who else has an awesome clearance section?  Lowe's plant section.  The little plant I got was $1.00!!!  It was droopy when I brought it home and perked right up after I watered it.  But the plant hanger was super easy to make  and I can see why people have little colonies of macramé plant hangers in their house. And excuse the horrible phone pics.  I was not going to bring my big camera into work... 
 
 
I hadn't measured the pot my plant came in before and of course it didn't fit into the blue pot so I had to transplant it into the green one that I got for $1.50 at Wal-Mart. I picked green since it kind of blends in with the plant.  It's a self watering pot so it can just pull it up to add water to the bottom of the tray.   

I used some scrap fabric to bind the top near the hanging ring and around the bottom to support the pot. 

 
 
My little plant is doing great there by the window.  I did the painting in the center and the one to the right.  I really don't like the one on the right and I am trying to think of something different to paint. 

September 17, 2014

Labor Day
















Labor Day weekend we were once again out at the river.  I mean it's free camping since we are property owners at the river ranch.  All it costs us is a tank of gas and we just raid our kitchen for food to bring.  Anywho, Jimmy's mom camped with us a couple nights and on Saturday we went into Tahlequah to take part in the Cherokee national holiday. Ya know since the 3 of them are Cherokees.   There were stick ball games, horseshoes, craft fair, a pow wow, and all sorts of other things going on.  We only went to the craft fair.  Everything was so spread out over town, it didn't seem very well organized to me
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Saturday we spent all day down on the river swimming and playing.  We met some people that were on a float trip who stopped nearby and chatted with them.   Some other people next to us had turned their raft upside down and used the bottom as a slip-n-slide into the water.  So we all did that too and it was pretty darn fun. 
 





Monday when we were on our way home we were traveling around 70mph on the highway right outside of Tulsa when there was a sudden weird vibration going on in the truck.  Jimmy looked in his side view mirror and said "He just hit me!  That guy just ran into our trailer!"  Yep.  We have only had our camper for a little over two months and that happened.  Just our luck.  A 22 year old kid fell asleep at the wheel and ran into our camper.  He was driving his parents Chrysler 300 because he wrecked his a couple weeks before.  His parents car was torn up.  The whole right quarter panel was peeled back and our stabilizing jack under the camper shredded his tire.  Luckily he ran into us instead of oncoming traffic.  Everyone was ok, but he was pretty shaken up.  In the meantime before we can get it in to have it repaired I have done a lovely patch job with a trash bag and Gorialla tape.  It still camps just fine!
 



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