Do you ever feel you just need to get away from the day to day routine and regroup? Have a little bit of rest and relaxation? Every fall we try to take a long weekend and enjoy the beauty of the change of season. That is exactly what we did this past weekend. Our travels took us to Broken Bow, OK where we took the Talimena Scenic Drive in southeastern Oklahoma spanning a 54 mile stretch to Mena, Arkansas.
The foliage was just beginning to change on Oklahoma State Highway 1.
From yellows, to reds, to greens and grey, the scenery was beautiful. It was hard for me to believe I was still in Oklahoma.
When we arrived at Mena, Arkansas there was just a few hours left until the antique stores closed so we managed to get in some shopping. I couldn't resist this cute arrangement in the front of one of the stores. I would have loved to bring it home with me, but I couldn't so this will be a must for me to try next year.
When you have friends and a cozy cabin you just can't go wrong. Our cabin was tucked away in the beautiful foliage and driving up to the cabin I began to relax and feel the weight of day to day life lift. It may have only been 3 days away and a large part of the time in the vehicle, but the beauty of God's country was worth it all. Getting away does the soul good, so take some time for yourself. Get away from the hussle and bussle of the day to day life and regroup. You won't be sorry.
As always remember to Bloom where you are planted.
,Hello!! I am a simple person with a passion for flowers and home décor. I am crazy about my God, family and business. I am not fancy with my words or in person. I say it like it is and love to share my passion. I love to talk about the things I am passionate about. My husband of 36+ years is my ROCK!!! His passions are tractors, old engines and lathes. He goes to the tractor shows which gives me a chance to go antiquing and visiting green houses, so it works out very nicely. I LOVE to learn all I can about flowers and gardening. Now you wouldn't think that were the case if you came to my house because I don't have a large garden, but that is my plan when I retire at 60 (7 years away, happy dance, happy dance). My plan is to play in the dirt when we are not traveling. So, little by little I am working to make my back yard my "Ootsie Oasis" for when I retire. I hope you enjoy playing with flowers and playing in the dirt with me, because that's what I love to do. I may not know all there is to know about flowers and dirt, but I love researching and figuring it all out. Hey it's dirt, what could possibly go wrong? RIGHT? As I always say. "BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN YOU!!"