Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Blue Hole Park

Jordan catching some rays
William cooling off
The girls relaxing in the creek
Will testing the water
Bathing Beauties
Taking young Will for a ride
Giving Mom some sugar
Hanging out with Mr. Slane

For a true Oklahoma experience we journeyed with our friends, the Slane Family, to the Blue Hole Park near Salina, OK. The Blue Hole Park is an old-fashioned swimming hole fed by a natural spring. The water is crystal clear and very cold! It was a tremendous relief as the day we were there the heat index was about 108. The Slanes brought a grill and charcoal and we cooked out along the creek bank. The kids spent the afternoon swimming, jumping in the creek on the rope swing and catching crayfish. Crayfish catching was a much bigger hit than I expected! It amused them for hours! In the true Oklahoma spirit we got to witness a touching exchange between the couple camped next to us. Clearly inebriated, the husband attempted to woo his young companion by backing over her with the family car, nearly breaking her leg and pinning her to the picnic table. She responded to the amorous advance by picking up a chair and pounding the back of the vehicle. It was truly touching, as they laid into each other with an obscenity laced tirade. Who says the locals don't know h0w to have a good time?

Taylor on the Swing

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Rhian on the Swing

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Blue Bell Ice Cream Taste of Summer

The local Corvette club had a display at the Taste of Summer
You can see the ominous clouds in the back ground
What makes a little boy happier than unlimited ice cream?
Kevin's shirt: Save the Humans! Taylor's Shirt: Save the Whales!
Will had all he could take!

Anyone who has ever lived in, or visited, the south knows that Blue Bell Ice Cream is absolutely the best ice cream in the whole world. We happen to be fortunate enough to have a Blue Bell creamery right here in our town. Once a year they open up the place to the public and they call it the Taste of Summer. For five bucks you get all the ice cream you can eat. Every flavor they make is available as well as every type of bar, sandwich and Popsicle. They also have live music, Jupiter jumps, and other assorted distractions. Unfortunately the weather this year was not ideal but we still had a great time. Will had so much fun that he collapsed on his mother's shoulder!

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