We just returned home from a weekend getaway, and it was just what the doctor ordered! I don't know about you guys, but Brian and I start feeling restless after too many weeks or months of stressful repetition. Not that we don't love our lives and enjoy normalcy, but sometimes, life just calls us to retreat.
And, honestly, Jesus gave us a model for retreating in the Bible. He instructed the disciples to come away with Him to a quiet place to get some rest. That's exactly what we did this weekend.
We loaded up the dogs and headed north to Beavers Bend, Oklahoma. I have many fond memories of Beavers Bend. My dad started taking my sister and I there more than 20 years ago, and we've managed to go back almost once a year, if not multiple times a year since that first trip, so long ago. It's just a beautiful place that allows us to recharge in God's beautiful creation.
Here are a few peeks into our stay...
|Brian could be Survivor Man (is that his name? Not that show with the one who has braids and doesn't wear shoes, but the one with the one guy by himself.) Anyway, my man could keep us alive if we were stranded in the woods. I like that. :)|
|The back of our cabin. It sat on a beautiful creek, though it looks quite yucky in these pics. We listened to its trickling sounds as we sat by the fire and in the hot tub. Serene!|
|Back of the cabin.|
|The pups were in heaven. That water was frigid!|
|We decided to cook most of our meals over the campfire. By we, I mean I brought out the ingredients, and Brian cooked it.|
|Hot rocks on the dutch oven cobbler.|