Sunday, March 27, 2011

DeGray Lake part 1

When Bill and I were discussing taking a little vacation for Spring Break, I said - very adamantly - no cabins at a State Park.  That seems to be our go-to vacation and I wanted to do something different.  Well, it wasn't a cabin, but it was a State Park.  We went to the DeGray Lake Resort.

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That's my kind of camping.

"Resort" makes it sound like we had some fancy, posh vacation, doesn't it?  The room at the resort was less expensive than a cabin or a motel room had we traveled to, say, Dallas.  They did have a spa there, but I didn't indulge.  I was wanting to after the first night of waking up every hour due to my back screaming - the bed was awful.  But I refrained.

Like I've said, we've been to several cabins in different State Parks.  We looked last night and there are a few parks we haven't been to due to price (the newer ones are super expensive, like $200 a night), but we've definitely experienced quite a few parks.  This was probably the most fun we've ever had.  Everyone was just crazy nice and accommodating with the kids and they had a lot of activities that we could have participated in like night hikes and such.  Not that we would have taken the girls on a night hike, but I was very tempted to go on the nighttime golf cart excursion through the golf course looking for nocturnal animals.  Mainly because I wanted to ride in the golf cart.

We got there a little bit early, so we did some wandering around while they got our room ready.

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Very curious little people

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It was almost hard to believe that we were still in Arkansas

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She needed just about every rock and nut she could find

We took a little drive around the area, too.  As we drove down this one road, this clearing in the woods appeared and three or four deer were in this bright sunny spot having lunch.  I had to stop the MV and grab my camera.  The picture can in no way show just how magical it really was.
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The view from our room  was really gorgeous, also.

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Again, hard to believe we hadn't traveled farther than 90 minutes from the house.

OK... there is more to come.  Stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. Looks lovely! We just returned from our family cabin in Oklahoma, Our lake didn't look quite as blue and beautiful as yours but we did have a great time collecting snail shells and fishing, I just love that last photo of you little person filling her pockets with treasures. How fun!



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