Friday, July 12, 2013

PJ Day 1

I come to you tonight from Petit Jean State Park. We reserved a cabin for a couple of days and are trying to make the most of it. 
We loaded up (dog friendly cabin, so Daisy Dog is here with us) this morning. We stopped at a scenic point on the way that was absolutely breath taking. Not only because it was a scorcher today, but also due to the amazing view. 
We then headed on to check into our "rustic cabin".  We really like it here! It's so spacious in the great outdoors. And we have our own little spot of privacy to enjoy. We hit the pool and then came back to grill our supper. The kids seemed so relaxed just hanging out in the yard. Did I mention that there are tons of little red signs warning that you can fall off the mountain? We have been keeping a close eye on Olivia. 
This is what we consider the most hazardous spot in the back yard of our cabin. Yikes. 

Grilling hot dogs. 
It don't turn out too bad. 
They all found their own comfortable little retreats. 
Then we all nestled down for a quick nap. 
We headed out to the Bear Cave Trail for a guides tour by one of the park interpreters at dusk. It was a great experience. 
The guide was full of neat facts and interesting stories of how things came to be with these giant slabs of sandstone. 
We had a great first day. We managed to pack a lot of activities in and we have even more to accomplish tomorrow. I can't wait to show you! 

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