Monday, August 20, 2007

Weekend Getaway

Our Sunday School teacher Bro. Hugh & his wife Ms. Mareta invited us to attend the Balloon Festival in Tahlequah, Oklahoma this past weekend, August 17-19. They rented a vacation cottage house in Cookson Hill, OK, about 12 miles from Tahlequah and a 5 hour drive from Wichita Falls.
The house has 3 bedrooms and all the rooms are clean and bright with large windows. The kitchen was furnished with gas range, ref Image_060 and all amenities are included in the house such as linens, towels, washer & dryer, flat iron & board, tv, dishes, cookwares and utensils so we were able to cook our breakfast. Image_041_1 1a_005 Image_067We really like the house, it’s old but updated, clean and well decorated. It’s so peaceful and quiet in that place and there were a lot of trees in that area so it’s cooler there. It’s like a home away from home. We went to the Balloon Festival Friday evening for the balloon glow. It’s my first time to watch a balloon festival and those ballons are really huge and colorful. I took some photos when they had those balloons lighted up and twinkled. Image_034 After the balloon glow, they had a fireworks show to wrap up the day’s event.


The next day, Saturday, we went again at the airport in Tahlequah and watched the jeep rock climbing show. Image_075 The jeeps climbed the pile of rocks and went down a deep hole and then go up and down another deep hole again. Oh my, that’s a scary thing for me, they call it extreme wheelin’. There was also a classic car show. Image_081 Those cars are old models but I bet they are expensive, maybe the price is the same as a brand new car if not more expensive.


While waiting on the balloons to fly, there was a live concert but I didn’t really care about it because I don’t like those kind of music. It’s good that a group of Gospel singers sang next and we sat down and listened to their songs. The balloons flew later than what was scheduled because there was a shower in the afternoon. It’s good they decided to fly anyway but not a lot of them because of the rain.Image_095


Before we headed back home yesterday, we attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Eufaula, the same place where we had the summer camp last June. The preacher preached a good message and we’re really blessed. We had a good time during this weekend getaway and we enjoyed it. We are so grateful to Bro. Hugh and Ms. Mareta for inviting us to the Balloon Festival. George and I

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