The first real leg of our vacation started at Tenkiller Lake in Oklahoma. I had no idea how green parts of Oklahoma were! The lake was beautiful.
Our campsite could not have been more perfect. Because we were there in the middle of the week, there were no other campers in site.
The tranquility was wonderful and all the sounds of the forest were amplified.
Squirrels were chasing each other in the trees... (No, you are not blind. The squirrels jumped out of the shot before I could get it!)
Those squirrels definitely had Rocky's attention!!!
As the sun went down the temperatures hovered at a wonderful 70 degrees or so.
Dinner was my favorite camping dish. I've been eating or making this since I was a little girl on every camping trip. I call it Girl Scout Stew. My mom learned the recipe many years ago during summer camp. The ingredients sound weird, but trust me... It is DELICIOUS!
You will need:
1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. of onion soup mix
2 cans of Italian style stewed tomatoes
1 can of corn
shredded cheddar cheese (the more the better, I say)
Fritos corn chips
Brown the ground beef and the onion soup mix. Add the stewed tomatoes (with juice) and the corn(without juice). Cook for 15 minutes or so and then add the cheese. Serve over Fritos.
You will love it!!!
Sun down brought a lovely glow to the lake.
I loved how this photo turned out!!!
The fire was warm and lovely. I love camping!!
This morning we woke up and hit the road toward Arkansas. On the way we stopped at a lovely state park and took the dogs out for a little leg stretch. The weather was beautiful and so was the scenery. I can't think of a nicer way to spend the day than playing with my dogs, hanging out with my hubby and being surrounded by all this lovely green!!
By far, the pettiest pace we've been so far on this trip has to be Natural Falls State Park.
I could spend hours here just soaking it all up. The sounds of the water is so soothing.
There was a wonderful little grotto where the water falls from holes in the cliff. It's cool and full of moss and ferns and wet forest-y goodness.
There were pretty wildflowers...
...and my first real glimpse of all the Fall color to come!!!
Have a wonderful Wednesday my friends. May your day be filled with smiles, beauty and the love of good friends!