Hey y’all! Longtime no see! As I’ve been talking about on Instagram #adulting is hard, and has kept me very busy the past couple weeks. Now that I’m into more of a routine, it’s time for the first blog post for Just Live: Summer 2019!
As some of you know, I went on a girls retreat with my church to Mountain View Arkansas! There was limited cell service, no wifi, and lots of bugs (I’m officially scared of ticks). But more than that, there was also a lot of movies, laughs, and breathtaking scenery.
The drive from Norman to the property we stayed on in Arkansas was about 6 and a half hours. Most of the way there we played a game where we would say a music artist and take turns naming songs of theirs; if you couldn’t name a song you were out. After a round, we would put on the artists’ music from the previous round while we played the next round. On the drive we also saw a sign that said “field of dreams,” and we thought it would be a cute field of flowers or something, but turns out it was just a run-down baseball field 😅.
Mountain View, Arkansas
Once we drove through some winding mountain roads (it was terrifying) roads, we got to the place we were staying. We stayed on this beautiful property owned by our college minster’s grandparents. (shout out to them for hosting us!) Words can’t even describe how beautiful it was! I’ll just let you look at the pictures below.
Glory Hole Falls (Ozark National Forest)
On the way back to Oklahoma, we decided to take a detour and go to Glory Hole Falls, which is part of the Ozark National Forest. To get to the waterfall, you have to hike down for about 30 minutes. It was honestly pretty steep at some points, and your girl was definitely sweating, but it was so worth it to see all the beautiful scenery on the trail. In case you were wondering the trailhead is right off of the road (it’s kinda hidden) in Ozone, Arkansas (you can Google maps it). I was honestly kind of tired on the way home and reluctant to stop, but I’m glad we did it!
Overall I had such a good trip, and it was a great way to start the summer. While small towns and hiking aren’t really my thing, I’m so glad I was able to get out of my comfort zone and make some awesome memories!