Sometimes you just need to jump in the car with your best gal pals and drive to the middle of nowhere for some chill time!
Four years ago Heather, Jenna, Lindsey, and I made a trip to Heather’s parent’s cabin located about halfway between Fort Smith and Little Rock. None of us had children and Lindsey had just tied the knot to Lance three months prior.
Now Jenna is walking down the aisle in just a few weeks, Heather has a three year-old daughter, and Lindsey has an 11 month old daughter! We were all in need of a weekend get-a-way!
This was the first weekend Lindsey and Heather had been away from their daughters, which meant this was the first morning in awhile that they leisurely rolled out of bed and didn’t have to listen to cartoons on TV. They both said it was very strange!
We had pancakes and bacon with a heaping of girl talk for breakfast. It was so wonderful.
By 1pm we were ready to get dressed (in yoga pants, of course) and go wandering around the mountain top. On our last trip we had been to a couple picturesque spots so we wanted to revisit those. But before that, Heather got out her dad’s shot gun for some funny pictures…
Now at first we were just going to hold it and strike a silly pose until I mentioned I had never shot a gun before…Heather couldn’t believe it so she went inside to grab the bullets!
I have always been a scared little pansy when it comes to guns so I took this opportunity in the comfort of my friends to suck it up and just do it.
Other than it being really loud, it really wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be. Is it weird to say that it kind of felt good? Not is a murderess way, but feeling the power and having the physical control. I don’t see myself “getting into” guns, but at least I can now say that I’ve shot one! Thank you for the life experience, Heather :)
Jenna took her turn as well. She had never shot a shot gun before (a hand gun, yes). She was brilliant and packed ear plugs for sleeping so she put those suckers in before pulling the trigger.
Once all of our ears were sufficiently ringing, we hopped in the car to get to this awesome cliff face we went to last time. It reminds me of Britney Spears’ “Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman” music video. Anyone?
A shot from my Instagram
We’re so good at nature.
This was fine though because it meant we could go back to the cabin and do the important things of a get-a-way weekend: drink, eat, and watch movies.
Since it wasn’t quite dinner time, we snacked while watching Pitch Perfect. That movie is one of my absolute faves and I cannot wait until the sequel comes out! “Aca-scue me?!”
As the sun started to set we gathered wood for the fire pit so we could roast hot dogs for dinner and then later (and most importantly) roast marshmallows for s’mores.
Did I mention we wall went makeup-free this weekend too? It was great! Almost married! Jenna had won this custom bachelorette party sash after her bachelorette party, so she took this opportunity to wear it!
Now it was s’mores time…
Heather and I saw these gigantic marshmallows when we went grocery shopping for the trip. We basically just looked at each other and then threw them in our basket :) They turned out to be maybe too big for our s’mores though! And they were incredibly sticky! But still delicious, of course.
“Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under.“ – C. JoyBell C.
The rest of our evening was spent drinking by the fire – gin & tonic for me, wine for the J,L, & H.
When we did finally come inside, I saw Jenna had something on her neck and she flicked it off. We looked on the ground to see what it was and it was a giant spider! Blecheiobnoaiwne!! We screamed, again, and Lindsey smashed it with her shoe, which only made us squeal more because of the crunch sound it made! Ack!!
We did end up watching two more movies before heading to bed: The Proposal and Clueless. Total chick flick night and it was fantastic :) The entire weekend was fantastic and I’m so thankful to have such great friends to veg with, joke with, and have life talks with. We will try not to wait four years before our next girl’s weekend!!
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