Sunday, June 13, 2010

59 HOURS UNTIL WE LEAVE: 40 HOURS UNTIL VACATION STARTS

Day 1
Tx--leaving at 5am
To Dickson, TN...stop for the night and meet up with sis and mom and dad.

Day 2-5am
Leave Dickson and drive to Prestonsburg, KY for family reunion
Reunion is Thursday - Sunday am.

Day 5am-Day 5 pm
Leave Prestonsburg, KY and drive to Sanford,NC--to see my boy, daughter in law and grandbabies! wooohooo

Day 6...hang out and watch the kids swim

Day 7...leave at the crack of dawn for the ocean...spend the day building sand castles and playing in the waves! Come back to the boy's house and cook out steaks on the grill and probably watch the kids swim some more

Day 8..shop for the remainder of the trip..take advantage of on base shopping.

Day 9..get up early and head off toward Arkansas..Daisy State Park where we will swim, play on the play ground and hike through the woods. We will work on CubScout camping patches and belt loops.

Stay at Daisy Day 10-13

In the mornings after a light breakfast, we will go to Crater of Diamonds State Park and hunt for diamonds until it gets too hot.

Then we will come back to camp and make a wonderful lunch and hit the clear lake to swim. Maybe do some fishing and when it cools off in the evening we will start the fire and cook a large hearty dinner over the fire including homemade bread each night, grilled pork chops, smoked sausage, tacos or pups in blankets, some kind of potatos cooked in the fire, whole onions cooked in the fire and hopefully fresh corn on the cob.

Some events: Underwater Discovery
June 26, 2010
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Need to cool off? Join Park Interpreter Seth for a rare opportunity to view the underwater life at Lake Greeson. Space is limited; register in advance at the visitor center. Admission: $10.50 adults, $6.50 children

June 26, 2010 Owl Prowl
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Owls are very beneficial to our ecosystem here at Daisy State Park. Arkansas is home to three common owls. Join Park Interpreter Seth to learn more about these fascinating creatures.
Admission: Free

June 26, 2010 Sunset Lake Cruise
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Take a leisurely cruise around scenic Lake Greeson. Learn about the history of the lake while visiting exciting points of interests such as Chimney Rock and Narrows Dam. Bring your sunglasses, a cool drink, and your camera. Lake Greeson is a beautiful place to make memories! Sign up at the visitor center.
Admission: $8.50 adults, $4.50 children ages 6-12


Night time will be stories told around the fire and smores.

I learned from last falls camping trip...at night the boxes go into the truck to avoid racoon intrusion.

Day 13; If there is any money left, we will leave from Murfreesboro and head south and may stop at home to unload and do laundry and shower and stay one night.

Day 14: Then on for a day trip to Austin, TX to see the bats fly. We might get a room N of town and possibly head over to Shaffers Bend Recreational Area to swim and then come home. (all depends on $)

I think I have to be back at work on July 1.

4 comments:

Faith said...

You are going to be sailing almost right past us, twice. Too bad not just a little closer!

That's a heavy schedule, but packed with fun. Can't wait to hear all about it. :o)

~Faith

SWEETHEARTS MOM said...

Oh man email me and tell me where you are. Maybe we can meet for coffee!

Sissy said...

An ambitious undertaking, to say the least. Great fun ahead for all - and joy at each destination. Wonderful! I'm happy for you... Would you have room for one more...I want to go too. Coming through Tennessee, just look for the old lady by the roadside with her thumb stuck out. Have a bunch of fun, Ya'll.

frugalgravy said...

Be safe and have a good time! You'll be heading my way I'm sure in Tennessee. Enjoy the mountain view...