What can I say about the place we stayed? We fell in love with it as well as the area in general. Since I came to Oklahoma on August 1, 2000, I have dedicated most of my thoughts and ambitions to getting out. Obviously, that never happened, but now I understand why. What we're seeking is always found in our own back yard, isn't it? Well, we found what we've been seeking at the lake and we decided that's where we want to retire. I know it's where I'm supposed to be, because I no longer feel the urge to look elsewhere. The search has ended. Below the jump are a few photos I took. Click to embiggiate.
|Lights in the house over the lane as evening approaches.|
|An incoming jay prepares to land on the feeder.|
|Trees reflected in our champagne.|
|Playing with the reflected sunset.|
|This is the view that greeted us every morning when we came out to make coffee.|
|A beautiful setting even in winter. This property is for sale; how I wish we could buy it.|
It breaks my heart that we can't, especially as it's so affordable.
|Nigel even made friends with the neighbor's dog, Cookie, who came to see him|
every morning and take him out for a walk around the neighborhood.
|Warm tootsies by the fire.|
|Country roads, take me home to the place I belong.|