This is where we went last weekend for my family reunion on my Mom's side. It started the year I was born so we can kind of guage how long our family has been meeting by counting the lines on my face. Fortunately we don't actually do that though. Isn't this a beautiful place? The sky is always so blue here this time of year, and it plays off the rose colored canyon so nicely.
Those pointy things are the A-frame cabins we sleep in, boys in these, girls on the other side. This is about as rough as I tend to get. They have no bathrooms or heaters! I usually sleep with one eye open always on the look out for daddy long legs and other spiders that might want to crawl inside my sleeping bag with me. Eek! Not restful.
Here, Beck'sboy and Ratchet are scaring me with their boy antics. And of course Dandy below that, just living the dream. He is never more content than when at Red Rock. :)
This is a picture of the boys and a couple people in my family that I took from the ground at the low spot in the corner of our area where the young and nimble can scale the foot holes in the canyon. Jamey of course counts in that category. I always chose a safer way to go up as a young lass and still do.
Here's my cute little mom standing with me, safely aground below the others.
We rent out this whole area each year. It's a U-shaped part of the canyon.
Here's where I usually hang out with the lady folk turning out giant pans full of food to a hundred or so extended family members that come through on Saturday. I don't ever know them all but I always give 'em a good look them in the eye when I ask which casserole they'd like a scoop of. heh heh
Here are the kiddos again exploring the canyon. This is Becksboy's third year to join us at R.R! He is officially a regular. It will be quite the crew once Dandy starts to bring a friend! This year he brought dinosaurs instead.So that's it, the hole in the middle of Oklahoma that nobody ever seems to have heard of. I know it was quite a shock to the people who found it during the Oklahoma Land Run. It would have been a treacherous discovery for a covered wagon caravan! My pictures don't show the highest walls but it is really an amazing site in the middle of such flat and windy lands now only a few miles off a major interstate.
Happy weekend everyone!