Last weekend, my grandmother called to invite us on a surprise getaway. It was Sweet Daughter's 7th birthday, and her great-grandmother wanted to "make a memory" for her. I don't know how much Sweet Daughter will remember, but the rest of us certainly made a lot of very special memories!
Half the fun was trying to guess where Mam-Maw was going to take us!
When she came to pick us up, she announced we were going to stay at the new lodge on Mt. Magazine!
If you've never been to Mt. Magazine in Arkansas, plan to stop by next time you're in the neighborhood.
It is the highest point in Arkansas and for many surrounding states as well.
The Arkansas State Parks system has recently built a beautiful lodge on the mountain. Every room has it's own balcony overlooking one of the amazing views.
And it's 10 degrees cooler than the rest of Arkansas! (I really like that part!)
Here is Sweet Son (age 10) and Sweet Daughter (just turned 7!) looking at one of the views from the lodge.
As wonderful as our little getaway was, the best part of it for me was getting to go with my 82 year old Grandmother! And she even insisted on keeping the kids in her room so that Sweet Man and I could have some time alone! She is an amazing lady!