Monday, May 24, 2010
Plans for the Summer
The lovely Mrs. Nesbitt is posing the following questions for this week's Monday MckLinky:
What are YOU doing for summer vacation?
Where are you going? What are your plans?
Are you loading up the car and heading somewhere or does this year
bring a "stay-cation" for you and yours?
In answer to the question(s)....good questions! I know we are staying inside the borders of Oklahoma. No venturing south of the Red River for us! ~ well, maybe LOL
We are letting the boys decide, kind of. The plan is, to take one day trip each month. They (the boys) have to gather the information, either via the internet or by snail mail. They also have to locate said destination on the map and have an active hand on plotting the route to same, said destination.
For June, we are looking at Arbuckle Wilderness, with a possible side trip to Chickasaw National Park (we've only been to the nature center about a million times, but they always, always love it ~ they're boys).
Also in June, there are two air shows (AeroSpace America at Tinker, and one locally) and the National Sand Bass Festival.
July and August are still undecided (except for a Rodeo in July) but in September we are planning a trip to Robbers Cave State Park.
The rest of the time there will be trips to the library, to the river, lots of work in the garden, working with their animals, and time in the pool.
I'd like to take them to Gainesville, Texas, aboard Oklahoma's Heartland Flyer. We can board at Pauls Valley (about 20 miles from us) and take the train to Gainsville (a little over an hour). Once at Gainesville, I understand there is a shuttle we can ride to the Outlet Mall, where we would spend the day, then return that evening. Not that I want to spend all day at a mall with four boys, but I think the train ride would be a great experience.
That's about it. Mostly, we are going to enjoy the summer, one day at a time!
Hope your summer's a blast! In the meantime, have yourself a blast and head on over to the Real Housewives of Oklahoma and see what others are planning!