Friday, September 23, 2011

On The Road Again

This is a picture of my sister that I took while we were driving on our latest road trip. Once a year we get together with our aunt and some first cousins on my dad's side of the family. We all grew up together and were close as youngsters but when we grew into adulthood we all scattered to different states and couldn't get together because we were busy raising children. Now that we are all empty nesters, we can get away from the hustle and bustle of the world and get together and visit like there is no tomorrow. This year we all met at Medicine Park, Oklahoma in the Witchta Mountains an hour and a half south of Oklahoma City for three days of fun and frolic.  This is a quaint little resort town with Medicine Creek running down the middle of it. At one time during the 1920' and 30's it was the place to go for relaxation and fun, but then during the 1960's it lost it's alure. It was nothing but a lot of run down buildings and cabins when I was a child growing up. Not a safe place to take your family. Within the last few years a boom started up again in this little community and everything is being revitalized. New homes are being built by the dozens and shops and resturants are being reopened. Mountains, lakes and wildlife abound in the area.

Mt. Scott looms from Medicine Park.

                                                    Another view of Mt. Scott at night.

An evening stroll along the creek's edge made for a fun outing.

                                              Looking down on some of Medicine Park.

This is a picture of our cabin which slept eight comfortably. A wrap around screened-in porch surrounded the cabin. We did most of our eating and visiting out on this porch. The weather couldn't have been better. Relatives from Lawton came out to visit also. We even had a second cousin from Marlow join us. We hadn't seen her in years. We did a lot of visiting, laughing and eating for three days and had the time of our lives. A lot of memories were made and I can't wait until next year. Who knows where we might end up.



Gloria said...

Now that sure sounds like a fun time, and a nice little place to visit!

Anonymous said...

Sounds Wonderful!! :)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful place to spend time together.

Ina in Alaska said...

Thanks for sharing with us!!! Seems like it was a very fun time & great to be with family! I love a road trip. In the Summer of 2006 I drove from ANC to the Jersey Shore w/my mom & Ginger the poodle. We took our time & saw America! Great memories of that trip. Drove from NJ to Seattle at the end of the Summer, then put my car on a ship back to AK & Ginger & I flew home from Seattle.

I did pick out a nice Maytag Centennial model top loader washer - got a great price at Home Depot-- then got home & read the reviews which said it is a noisy machine ... Oh well -- it will be downstairs & I only do laundry during the day. Will keep you posted- it is being delivered on Monday.