Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ahhh - Vacation

So I know it's been awhile since my last post. Just to update you a bit on my health. I've had bronchitis again and I'm simply very tired. My appointment at Mayo is June 5. Thanks so much for your prayers. So now, on with the post!

My best friend, Bekah, came flew here two weeks ago and last week we went on vacation to Eureka Springs, AR. We rented a little cabin in the Ozark Mountains and just spent the week relaxing. It was so much fun and just what I needed. Enjoy the pictures of our trip.
The Jeep is loaded and ready to go. Now, if I can just get Bekah to get in so we can go!

This was our nice little cabin in the Ozark Mountains. It was very clean and tidy, which was very nice.

This is the view just down the road from our cabin on our morning walk. It was breath-taking.

Here we are on our morning walk. Let me tell you - taking a walk in the mountains is quite different than northern Iowa.

See that little gazebo down there in the clearing? Well, we walked all the way there and back up again.See that little clearing up near the top right of that hill? That's where we took the picture of the gazebo. This picture was taken from the gazebo. Our cabin is just around the corner from that clearing. It was a challenge to walk that, but felt so good!

Anybody know what this plant is? We saw it when we went on the walk at Blue Springs. They had gardens along the walk and I just loved this plant.

Here are some more pretty flowers from our walk at Blue Springs.

This picture and the next are for Amy B. I guess Chick-fil A is her favorite place to eat. It was my first time there and it was really yummy, but not very healthy (I didn't have a salad).

We did go up to Branson for a day. We ate at the Hard Luck Diner. This was our waitress Stephanie. It's a neat place to eat. All the waiters and waitresses sing and entertain you while they serve tables. A couple of the waiters have been finalists on American Idol.

This was outside the diner. We thought it was a fun photo op.

We saw "Noah the Musical." It was amazing! I would recommend that anyone see it if they are in Branson.

Last picture...taken just before Bekah left on Wednesday. It was such a nice time and I'm thankful for the time spent with Bekah. I'm blessed to have her as my friend.

6 comments:

Theo-Ann said...

Your pictures made my mind wander into thinking about vacation.:) Looks like you two had a wonderful time. I loved the big chair pictures--and Chick-fil-A makes me hungry! It's one of our fave places here.

Mary Ann said...

Yum - chick-fil-a! Did you have an ice dream cone? Those are THE BEST!!! I'm so glad you got to have a relaxing vacation. I'm seriously green thinking about it, but I have a trip in July to look forward to, right? Please get as much rest as possible, take care of yourself, & I'll be praying for your mayo visit!

Carrie said...

How fun - what a great getaway - loved the pictures in the chair!!! :)

Steve n Vickie said...

What fun!!! It's so nice to get away for a day or two!!! What a beautiful place for a get a way!!!

Amy Blackburn said...

I'M SO JEALOUS - YUMMO - Chick-fil-A!!! Wow, looks like an awesome trip and I wish I could have joined you. I have always wanted to take my picture in a big chair and well, I never have! FUN TIMES!

Amy Blackburn said...

I'M SO JEALOUS - YUMMO - Chick-fil-A!!! Wow, looks like an awesome trip and I wish I could have joined you. I have always wanted to take my picture in a big chair and well, I never have! FUN TIMES!