It was here before we knew it, and it was such a wonderful much-needed weekend! We stayed at the lodge instead of the cabins, because 2 bathrooms! We had a great time.
I got off work at noon, then made the fatal mistake of stopping in Hobby Lobby just to get one thing real quick. This put us a little behind, as I still hadn't packed yet. Ha! Eventually I got home, packed quickly, and got back on the road. I picked up my friend Sarah at her work, then picked up Becca at her apartment, and then we were on our way.
We got to Mandeville a little after dark, but my goodness, it was pitch black on that campground! I misinterpreted Mandy's text to me and didn't realize I was to pass up the campground, not turn into it. The lady at the gate didn't correct us, so we went on a wild goose chase throughout the campground, looking for a lodge that wasn't there. My text to Mandy said, "Well, we've met an armadillo and a deer, but we can't find our friends!" She was guiding me towards the lodge and said, "If you passed a school, you went too far." I said, "We never saw a school." HA! That is when she decided this wasn't a text conversation, and called me! LOL. It was quite the adventure, but we eventually made it to the lodge.
Betsy had made dinner, and we were all starving! Chili with all the fixings, and chocolate chip cookies for dessert! It was delicious! We chatted for awhile, then watched Pitch Perfect 2. Eventually we went to bed. There were three bedrooms: Mandy & Brandie in one, me & Betsy in the next one, and Becca, Sarah & Jessica in the third one.
- SATURDAY -
I was surprised to find I slept pretty well on the bottom of a set of bunk beds! Sarah made us a delicious breakfast, then we all got dressed and headed out for lunch and shopping!
We had lunch at Liz's Where Ya At diner, which was absolutely DELICIOUS! They have the best food! My sister met us out there since she lives nearby. I loved that she got to meet my friends, and that they got to meet her. So glad I got to see her, too!
We went back and there was girl talk and lazing around for a few hours! Mandy cooked an amazing dinner - pork tenderloin, rice & gravy, mixed veggies, rolls, and apple pie and ice cream for dessert!
A little while after dinner we had worship and a devotional, both led by Betsy. It was so good, y'all. Just the 7 of us worshiping in that lodge, and then a really good devotional that got a good heart to heart discussion going. As we all went to bed, my heart felt so full.
- SUNDAY -
Sunday morning I provided a quick breakfast, as we had a lot of cleaning and packing to do. Then it was time to head home. Of course, I needed a couple of pics first, especially with all that sun flare! (Maybe too much sun flare, but who cares!)
Such a great much-needed weekend! We laughed until we cried, had delicious food, and even got to spend a little time in worship together. I have said it a million times: I am so blessed in friendship. I will never take it for granted.
And one of only two pictures I took with my Canon. :)
Can't wait for another girl's getaway weekend!