Saturday, September 6, 2008

Possum Kingdom

A bunch of us rented a cabin in Possum Kingdom for Labor Day weekend. There ended up being 8 of us: me, Kristin, Lizeth, Stacey & Kyle, Joe & Patty, and Josh.

Friday me, Kristin, Lizeth, and Stacey left Dallas around 5:30pm. Half way there, we were in the middle of nowhere, and we discovered that the road was closed. There were no detour signs or anyone else around to ask for directions. We decided to just turn on a street and hope we find our way. None of our phones had signal, so we couldn’t call anyone for help. The longer we drove, the more like a scary movie it became. Finally we found someone out in their front yard, so we stopped and asked for directions. We ended up having to ask directions again closer to the cabin. It looked like it was about to rain and it was starting to get dark. We finally made it to the cabin just after nightfall.

The cabin wasn’t as bad as I had imagined it would be. It was pretty spacious and clean. We unloaded the car and then headed to Wal-Mart. There we bought groceries to last the weekend. We were tired and hungry, so we grabbed something small for dinner and headed home. On the way back, Kristin had her brights on since it was hard to see on the dark, winding roads. She had been turning off her brights when she passed a car, but she forgot as the first car on the road home passed her. It turned out that car was a cop car. We ended up getting pulled over. He just gave us a warning and told us to be careful. We got back to the cabin, put up all the groceries, ate dinner, and passed out.

Saturday morning we ended up getting up pretty early. We fixed breakfast, got ready and headed to the state park. We parked near the swimming area and set up at a picnic table. Stacey and Lizeth laid out and Kristin walked up to the water to check it out. She had never swam in the lake before, so she was a little leery. Kyle threw her a ball that landed in the water. She started to walk into the water and the rest of us joined her. It wasn’t as bad as I remember. But I was glad that I had my water shoes on. We had a lot of fun playing with the frisbee and swimming out to the end of the swimming area. After a while we got out, dried off, and headed off to hike. There was a trail that lead up a hill. I went as far as I could and then turned back. I waited at the car for them. It was just too hot and not my cup of tea. By the time we left, we were hot and starving. When we got back to the cabin we made hot dogs for lunch. Joe, Patty, and Josh were almost there, so we waited for them. Me and Lizeth decided to take a nap while we waited. When they finally arrived, they ate lunch and then we went swimming again. Our cabin was right next to the water, so we swam there. It wasn’t as clear and pretty as the state park, but it worked. When we got out of the water there was dirt stuck to us, so we all had to shower.

After everyone showered, we started cooking dinner. All the girls made tacos. Yummy! Since we cooked, the guys cleaned up. We went outside to watch the sunset over the water. There is just something about water. It is so beautiful. After the sun went down we went down the street where they had karaoke set up. Stacey ended up being famous for singing! We hung out there a while and then headed back to the cabin. Everyone decided to go swimming again. I didn’t want to have to take another shower, so I sat up on the pier and watched them swim.

Sunday we got up and made breakfast. Nobody was sure on what the plans for the day were, so me and Lizeth decided to get back in bed. We were pretty lazy that day. It was 5pm before we headed out to The Toadies concert. Stacey and Kristin told everybody that it was no in and outs for minors. So we weren’t very happy when we got to the gate and some people didn’t have their ID. We waited while half of the group walked back to the cabin. Me, Kristin, Lizeth, and Josh ended up waiting for an hour and a half before they got back. Needless to say, we were upset. Dove Hunter played while we were waiting, but we didn’t go up to the stage. I was hoping to see them up close, but we were busying waiting. After we were all reunited again, me and Kristin decided to go back to the cabin. On the way we saw Chad from Dove Hunter through the gates. We yelled and waved, but we didn't get to talk to him. When we got to the cabin, we drank some water, ate a little, and relaxed. Joe and Patty showed up shortly after we did. Kristin pointed out that there was no beer left and the beer store would probably be closed after the concert. So the two of us headed to the beer store. We got back just in time to head to the concert right before the Toadies played. It was a pretty awesome show. They said that there were 5 thousand people there. At the end of the show, Chad from Dove Hunter walked by. He was with the singer from Dove Hunter, who is really nice by the way. We talked to them for a while and then the concert was over. It was pitch black dark on our walk home. But for the first time since we had arrived, we could see all the stars in the sky. Lizeth and Josh had split up from the group during the concert and hadn’t been seen since. They showed up to the cabin not too long after we did. As soon as we got home, we were ready to go swimming. We all changed into our bathing suits and got in the water. I had never swam in the lake at night. It wasn't as creepy as I had imagined. As we were swimming, a guy with a guitar sat on the pier and played Toadies songs. He was actually pretty good.

It started to get cold, so we got out of the water. I jumped in the shower, and when I got out, everyone was outside. I stepped out on the porch and there were a bunch of people outside and the guy with the guitar was singing. Somehow the party got moved to our front porch. We all sat outside drinking beer and listening the Levi play the guitar. The rest of the night was a little crazy. Josh was in pain from his constipation and then him and Lizeth disappeared into the house together. Kristin took a ride on the golf cart with the sexy cowboy and the singer. Me, Patty, and Kyle played practical jokes on Lizeth and Josh. I think we finally passed out around 3 in the morning.

The next day was no fun cause we had to pack and clean up the place. I didn’t want to leave, but I was glad to be home. It was so nice being out in the middle of nowhere with no connection to the outside world (most of our phones didn’t get service). It was so quiet and peaceful there. I didn’t know if it was going to be all that fun with nothing planned (jet skies, boat, etc.) but it was a blast. I hope we do it again next year!

Our cabin

Our Backyard


The Larget Wheelbarrow in the World!
Sunset on the water
Lizeth and I
Making smores!
Jello shots!!
Kristin and her sexy cowboy
At the Toadies concert
Rockin out
Hanging out on the porch
Levi - the guitar guyChillin with Willie

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