A Christmas Visitor

Friday, January 1, 2010
On Monday, December 21, we went and picked up David's brother, Michael, from the airport. He came in for the week to spend Christmas with us. We were so excited! After we picked him up we headed home for one night and then took off for an adventure at Mt. Magazine, the highest point in Arkansas. My buddy, Rhonda, and her fella, Terry, were meeting us there for dinner and just to hang out for the night. They were bringing along Rhonda's daughter, Ashley, to meet Michael, too, so we were really looking forward to the night. Raleigh Jo, my lovely cousin, joined us for the night so that she could keep the kids while we visited.

We got to Mt. Magazine right before dark and got checked in. Rhonda and her bunch arrived shortly after us and we headed to dinner. I was amazed, but I got the BEST steak at the Skycrest Restaurant, which is a part of the Mt. Magazine Lodge where we were staying. We had an enjoyable dinner and then headed up to a little lounge area that was near our rooms. We sat around and snacked on Rhonda's cinnamon pecans and talked our heads off. The night would have been perfect if not for Michael getting sick. Some incredibly bad stomach bug hit him around 10pm and we didn't see him again. Poor fella, he was so sick!

After talking for hours we headed to bed well after midnight. We all had other Christmas things to do the next day, so we were up and out of the lodge by 11am. I loved being able to visit with Rhonda, Terry and Ashley, and with the exception of Michael's stomach bug (which I caught as soon as we got home) it was a great night! Here are a few pictures of the area. It was beautiful!