Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Cabin View

The Mr. and I just returned from a short vacation. This was a return to a cabin we've been to before. It's on a lake. There isn't much to do. There is a hot tub, a television (NCAA Basketball Tournament), a kitchenette, a king sized bed, and a great deck table. I slept a lot. I read a book. I spent a lot of time in the hot tub, looking up at squirrels and birds in the trees. It was just what the doctor ordered.
We laughed a lot. My favorite story this trip was when the Mr. ordered a pizza from a nearby town. We were in Oklahoma. The town he ordered from was in Indiana. (Not exactly nearby.) Riding around looking for the place was quite interesting. We ended up eating deli sandwiches instead. And laughed...a lot!

Leaving the cabin at the lake, we headed to Oklahoma.City. We caught a matinee of Beauty and the Beast, where being "seniors" meant two tickets for a whopping $8.10. Several nursing homes were in attendance at the show, too. The Mr. and I were the youngest people in the audience for quite awhile.

The movie was beautiful, but our luck with restaurants continued. 

This was our lunch. And that was after driving around for 30 minutes. 
Movie theater food.

Eventually, our losing streak ended with a steak dinner. It almost made up for some rather sketchy meals.

We took in two museums, too. (You know, you have to learn something while you're on a trip. Family rules.)
The Will Rogers Museum in Claremore was interesting. So many of the things Rogers was talking about back then are still true today.

"There is no credit to being a comedian when you have the whole government working for you. All you have to do is report the facts. I don't even have to exaggerate." Will Rogers

I'm pretty sure Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Fallon, and Steven Colbert would agree.

The second museum was the Oklahoma City Memorial for the bombing victims. It is a beautiful museum, telling the story minute by minute and day by day. I had forgotten so many of the details of that situation.

Anyway, we are home now, semi-unpacked, and reunited with Baxter who had spent time at Little Big Brother camp for a vacation of his own.

Break so far: rested, restored, and almost ready to return to school. And yet, I don't have to for four whole days!

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