Our best friend and Unescorted author – Sonia Larcom had a birthday at the beginning of this month. We love her and wanted to do something so special for her- something she would always remember. BUT we had some competition because last year she went on a surprise trip to Vegas for her birthday, so we knew we had a lot to live up to. We decided to surprise her with a little camping trip. Sonia absolutely loves surprises, and I have no idea WHY (because frankly, I hate them).
We found the most adorable cabin in the middle of nowhere in a little city called Mountainburg, Arkansas where there was no shortage of dirt roads, hillbillies, and so..many.. cows.
Sonia had no idea where we were going, which is what made this all so fun. She had her eyes shut the whole time. We lead her into our little one-room cabin, she opened her eyes and literally FREAKED out. We all paused for a moment, had a praise-break, and squealed with excitement. After we settled in, we decided we were hungry and wanted to go into town and eat at a local restaurant. This is was no easy venture, considering the closest town was 20 miles away. I looked up the best places to eat in Mountainburg, and McDonald’s was in the top 3, so we knew things would get interesting. We stumbled upon a tiny, overpriced burger truck where we stuffed our faces with greasy cheeseburgers and french fries. Most of our weekend revolved around eating, which is what we do best.
We had so much fun. We laughed uncontrollably, ate way too much, watched movies, did face masks (I had an allergic reaction to mine and practically burned my face off; and to make it worse; Sonia and Cyrae couldn’t stop laughing at my pain). We also went for a hike, drank coffee, dreamed about our futures, and absolutely did not want to leave. It was so refreshing to get away, even for just a weekend.
When we really thought about it, this is the only time in our lives we can spontaneously plan a weekend trip to the mountains and not have any responsibilities waiting for us back home. I never want to take that for granted. We will never forget about our little trip, and you KNOW we already planned on bringing our husbands and children back sometime in the future.
It was so fun to capture this trip in photo-form! Here are some more of my favorite moments:
I hope you enjoyed them! I encourage you to do this at some point in your life with your best friends, it was a trip we will never forget!
You are all wonderful people, thanks for all the love and support.
Until next time, Unescorted…