Thursday, January 01, 2009
bob and the kids and I are all nestled up in the perfect family hotel in Lawton Oklahoma (a Hampton Inn with beautiful indoor pool and spa and a sumptuous and family friendsly breakfast) I think the kids are as excited about pool time as about the refuge - though Danny was thrilled today when he spotted a pair of BIG wild turkeys which he added to the list of creatures spotted - always great to get the big three at this refuge - elk, bison, and wild longhorn cattle - plus deer, turkeys, three kinds of wood peckers, a couple of hawks, and numerous small birds. judy, you asked who plans our trips. Its Bob all the way. He is a magic finder man - highly organized about adventrues and exciting in the choices he makes. I've been so many places with him I would never have been otherwise, and the kids are all growing up with a love of natural places and just being outdoors which is wonderful. It has seemed long today - the five of us in cloe quarters, and me used to lots of time alone - but the kids have been beautifully behaved andi love these trips even though I get anxious and overstimulated at moment, trying to pack and unpack car, set up picnics, keep up with coats and such. the kids are getting good at those transitions themselves as they get bigger - K.K.'s practically an adult woman in terms of what she can do and Danny is outrageouly good natured, which is always helpful in any group. I should probably sleep - or at least talk with BOb some. I think the boys are sleeping and K.K. picked up the Gideon Bible in the night stand and started reading Genesis - just because she was curious - so she is lost in book world. I'll be interested to talk with her about what she's read.