Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Family Vacation to Lake Catherine

Last week we embarked on our first family vacation of just the four of us. We were gone three nights to Lake Catherine State Park in Arkansas, which was just the right amount of time for our little ones at this current stage of life with the amenities we had available.

Each afternoon, geese came up to our cabin or hovered around our dock.

We stayed in one of their rustic cabins on the lake--specifically cabin number 3--to the delight of our three-year-old. The cabin had central AC (praise the Lord), a spacious screened in porch, a full size bed, and a sofa sleeper. I feel certain we could've fit another family in there with us, with the kids sleeping on the screened in porch (with cots or the like) as it was a good size. It included a full kitchen, with pots, pans, dishes, etc. and linens. The linens were clean, but I found myself wishing I had a mop to take care of the floors. Note: take shower shoes. (I did.) Each cabin also has a very nice dock that we spent lots of time on.

We had a great time! Our kids are still nappers, so we fit in as much as we could around those times of the day. One day we headed to the swim area for some sunscreen-covered fun. I think Annabelle is going to be a water baby. She wanted in straightaway. Another afternoon we hit the trails within the park for some hiking to a waterfall.

We had a really nice time getting away. I am not a camper by any means, but I kept a smile on my face and had a good time. A few notes for anyone interested in a getaway here: the bathroom only has a shower, which made bathing a toddler difficult. I squeezed her into the kitchen sink, but it was cramped and not a deep sink. Additionally, the cabins do not have a fire ring, which cramped our s'more making style, but we used the grill instead, although that was "not as fun" is what I was told.

A successful family vacay!


  1. My kind of camping! And I always love the pictures of Annabelle in her bonnets. So cute!

  2. So fun! We stayed at a cabin at Caddo Lake in East Texas last year and loved it..this looks like a great follow up! I had been eyeing those speed shorts and they are SO cute on you! Congrats on your amazing Pure Barre results!


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