Posted by Matty
This past weekend, we snuck away to Oklahoma for a weekend full of firsts. It was our first Mother’s Day, Evie’s first camping trip, and our first time camping in a cabin.
The outcome? Successful on all fronts. There are pictures and more words inside.
On Friday afternoon, the weather report didn’t look good. There was a whole lot of rain in the forecast, and we even hit a little bit of it as we drove up to Turner Falls, Oklahoma.
Turner Falls is only about two hours from Dallas, so we thought that it would be a good first trip for Evie. She did great on the ride, and slept most of the way. We finally got to the park around 8 o’clock and got the key to our cabin.
Nanc and I like camping, but this is the first time that we’ve ever gotten a cabin, and we didn’t know exactly what to expect. The cabins were large and clean. When you’re used to sleeping in a tent, everything was a bonus. The cabin had a small kitchen, a bathroom with shower, even heat and A/C.
We got settled in and sat out on the porch for a little while watching the lightning, before letting the sound of the storm put us to sleep. That was the only real rain we saw for the rest of the campout (cabin out?). The rain had the benefit of keeping most everyone else away, so we didn’t have to share the park with many other people.
On Saturday (which we deemed as early Mother’s Day), we did a bit of hiking, and showed Evie the falls and the ruins of Collins Castle (really). Nanc got a digital picture frame from Evie and me, and we grilled out. We also rediscovered the fun of playing MasterMind, and also brought out our travel Settlers of Catan for a quick round. (Nancy won and is the Queen of Catan, if you must know.)
On Sunday, the trip was over too quickly, but we packed up and got back home.
The normal pictures are over on the right, but if you’re feeling brave, and aren’t likely to slip into an epileptic seizure, I have some more pictures below. I’ve been experimenting lately with a 3-D camera that I built, and here are some of the results. Since you probably don’t have any 3-D glasses laying around, I made these as “wigglers” that wiggle between the two different viewpoints.