Destination Journal entry #1:
Welcome to Lake Thunderbird campground in Norman, Oklahoma. Our camping trip to Norman, Oklahoma was definitely better then I could have imagined. When we booked this trip we decided on Oklahoma because currently it's one of the only states open during this crazy time of the COVID-19, it was a decent size campground but was very empty due to many of the surrounding campgrounds being closed. We decided being in the city was not for us during a time like this so ventured out to the wild where we found peace in the silence of nature. On the road to Oklahoma we drove straight through, this was a long 13 hour drive to a simple campground, but sometimes simplicity is what excites us. We got there on Monday evening about 6:30pm, and started to set up the site just in time before sunset. It was perfect. It was exactly what we needed. When we woke up Tuesday, it was the perfect vibe. Sun was rising, wind was blowing through the tent, and the smell of fresh air surrounded us. We could hear the birds chirping around us, and then of course, our dog starts barking. She love to camp, just like we do. She's the perfect road dog. Right next to our campsite was the water, when we walked down next to it the ground was mush around our toes. It was clay, a red/orange mushy clay due to being submerged by water. It instantly died our toes orange and our dog, Monster was covered in the redness of the earth. She loved it. On the third day we stayed at the campground it was 92 degrees, insanely hot and almost no shade. We went out to the lake on our blow up chairs and floated around until our faces were burnt and bottles of Mike's hards were completely empty. The campfire the night before we left was a vibe, the evening was cool, much better then during the day. Relaxing. We had packed everything up so we could leave early in the morning on our 13 hour drive home, but spent the evening enjoying our last few moments of serenity and quarantine before we began our journey back to civilization.
"hope for the journey ahead"
A cairn is a simple rock formation, which are used as landmarks to guide a traveler along their path or to mark a place as sacred. they remind you to never give up and that the journey is yours to make as long as you keep traveling.
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