Monday, May 6, 2013

Turtle Rock Retreat

Last weekend B planned a family getaway at Turtle Rock Retreat just outside of Jasper, Ar.  We will never understand how he finds these places, and the getting there is usually a little sketchy.  But we always have a great time.  B's parent, my parents, and B's brother Rog all came along for the fun this time.  I attempted to catch my death while we were there so I spent a lot of time resting.  This isn't necessarily a bad way to spend a vacation...just not what I had planned.  I would like to thank the owners of Turtle Rock for their investment in a wonderful memory foam mattress for the master bedroom.  It helped me quickly forget my worries about resting while everyone else was having fun.  :)

The kids were more than a little over the moon about the hot tub on the back deck.  They LOVE them a hot tub or "hot pool" as M used to say.  I let the older taters talk me into a little late night hot tubbing in the rain the night we arrived.  It was alot of fun.  I love that kids don't consider rain or cold a reason not to do something! 
Late night hot tubbing
Early morning hot tubbing
The guys and the taters were able to do a little fishing between breaks in the rain.  There was a nice pond beside the cabin and the Little Buffalo ran just along the tree line in the pic below.  E was excited to get to with them.  She is such a funny cross between girly girl and tom boy.  She loves to do things with her daddy!

Looking for worms
 The rest of our time was spent doing the things we do best...talking, laughing, EATING, and enjoying each others company.  We are so fortunate to get to be with both of our families at the same time.  It makes the memories that much sweeter.
Games with papa Bill
Tyrant Tater and Memaw checking out the horses
Breakfast with Pepaw Frank

M turns seven tomorrow!!  I've gotta go cry in my sweet tea for a bit to prepare myself for it.  :/ 

Talk to ya soon,

1 comment:

  1. We had a terrific time at Turtle Rock Retreat. I highly recommend it for families who just want to get away and relax. The cabin had a great layout, a very large kitchen area, and a wonderful large wrap-around porch. It was very clean throughout.