So we took off Friday afternoon to get the vaca started!
This was the perfect time of year- the fall foliage was just beautiful and we saw a couple dozen deer on our drive into the park.
We had a three bed/three bath cottage right on the lake!
Unfortunately, the guys had to work later than the rest of us so they missed the sunset.
The panoramic view from our deck Saturday morning...
Here's the living room...
...and dining room...
We declared Saturday a pj day and took the assignment very seriously! Our plan was to play games all day and play all day we did!
To make sure we had time for all the games, we drew names out of a bowl and either timed the game, or just played one round. And we STILL didn't have time to play all we brought!
We did spend some time on the deck. We especially liked watching the American White Pelican who stops at Joe Wheeler on it's winter migration.
According to the internet, American White Pelicans have the second largest average wingspan of any North American bird, after the California Condor! Their wing span averages 7-10 feet. These pictures don't capture how big they were but the ducks swimming with them were about a quarter of their size.
Saturday night Daddy made a fire for s'mores....a fall getaway must-have!
Chris stayed traditional, but my ideal s'more is a toasty marshmallow between Hershey squares- no graham cracker! It was gone so fast, I didn't get a pic!
Chris and I both love historical, interesting things so after lunch we drove about 10 minutes to see Wheeler Dam. We could actually see it in the far distance from our cottage but we wanted to get closer.
This picture shows the difference in water levels on either side of the dam...
So thankful to live in such a beautiful part of the county with my great family!