Wednesday, July 9, 2014

2014 Summer Vacation

We just recently got back from a 10 day, 2,000 mile RV trip to Arkansas and Tennessee.  We had an AWESOME time made many new memories.

Here are some picture highlights from our trip :-)

Our first stop was Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas.  The kids were so excited about going here to dig for diamonds!  What we found out really quick was that it was very hot work to dig for diamonds.  And it wasn't too rewarding either :-(  But they still had fun!

This has to be my favorite picture of the entire trip!  Seth was serious about digging for some diamonds!

The cool thing about Crater of Diamonds that we discovered was the awesome little water park they had!  We spent an entire afternoon there!  The deepest part was only 3 feet so the kids were able to run and play and go down water slides!  They had a ball!!

From there we went to Mt Magazine State Park!  It was BEAUTIFUL!!!  We had a ball there!  In fact on one day we hiked 4 1/2 miles there and then went over to Mt Nebo and hiked probably another 4 miles there!  It was a fun day!

On our last morning there I made up a new recipe - smores pancakes!!!  I added mini marshmallows and chocolate chips to the pancake batter!  They were super yummy!!  In fact everyone requested them again on our very last morning!

From Mt Magazine we went to Tennessee to Natchez Trace State Park.  We had a family reunion with some of my father-in-law's family.  We stayed there for three nights.  We fished, the kids swam in the lake, and we ate lots of super yummy food!  But low and behold!  Can you believe that we did not get ONE picture of our time there?!?!  OMG!  I guess we were just having too much fun!  (There could be some pictures on hubby's phone....)

After TN we came back to AR and went to Blanchard Springs Cavern!  Oh how the kids loved this cave!!  They had an awesome time!  We actually took two tours of the cave.  The first tour went deep into the cave and had 700 steps!  (and I really didn't get any good pics from that tour).  The 2nd tour stayed more along the top...not as many steps but many more formations!  There was also a cool spring there as well.

 Did we find the Titanic??? 

We actually stayed at Buffalo Pointe National Park, which sits on the Buffalo River.  It kind of reminded me of the New Braunfels of Arkansas.  There were all kinds of people tubing and canoing down the river.  We did go to one spot and let the kids play in the water.  Even though the water was COLD they still had a ball.

Well that is the highlights of our fun fun vacation!!!

Until next time,

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