Friday, August 29, 2014

Adult Weeks!!!

So there is this thing here in our dude ranch world and we have all been waiting for. The anticipation level was through the roof the days leading up to this marvelous time in the season. Much like Christmas these few weeks are filled with the gift of giving, lots of amazing food, and friends.

Some people calls these weeks the month of September, here at Paradise we call them a gift from God. 

What are these wonderful things that we all so dearly hope for? Adult weeks.

Three solid weeks free of children, large and small! No more square dance and talent show, gone with camp outs and kids programs. It's all replaced by live music in the saloon and the constant flow of shots bought by the guests.

These week are sacred and all that we as wranglers could ask for. Even those that have left longed for the call of Adult Weeks, the prospect of an nugget-free zone.

Now don't get me wrong, I loved family weeks, there are some cool kids out there and I will never run out of things to talk about with kids, adults, eh, it's a little iffy. I will miss the nightly activities, but have no fear Square Dance is still here.


So this summer has been extra long and sometimes, even though the work is easier than it's ever been in my life, I want to go home. I want to be back in a familiar place. I want to see people I know and meet no more strangers. I want to drive my crappy car, hang out with my family, and most of all hug my dog.

I've always thought that this heart of mine was meant to travel. I have never stopped thinking about all the places I will see and the life I will lead, but the more I stay here the more I realize maybe I can't live a life free from familiarity and family. Maybe I can't live a gypsy life away from all that I know. But then again, maybe I won't be away from everything I know, Prince Charming will always be by my side and that's comfort enough.

So my ever so dedicated readers, what should I do with my life? Travel the world? Pack up my life and live away from home for a year or ever? Or should I settle down and travel while I have the time?

Well that escalated quickly...with that said, I'm going to say, I'm so happy that adult weeks are here and that I am one month away from being home and 4 days away from being of legal age to drink.

Life moves so fast here away from it all that we forget the world is still turning.


16 comments:

  1. I'm with you...as much as I want to travel and see the world, I get homesick quickly. There's nothing like being at home with the ones you love. That familiarity is so comforting! By the way, I see that you're in OK...what part? I'm an Okie myself! :)

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    1. It was a long summer away from home. I haven't spent more than a month with my family since I started college, but this summer just hit a little closer! It was nice to take some time off and see them.

      I just moved here actually! I'm in Madill right now, but I have family in Shawnee. Where are you from?

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  2. Nothing like being able to go and do and see, esp if you can swing it for a nice chunk of time! But, also so nice to come home to something comfortable for a bit.

    ps you might enjoy following Lost in Travels (http://instagram.com/lostintravels), unless of course you already do =)

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    1. It was an awesome summer away! The scenery was UNBEATABLE! But there was nothing like coming home and seeing people I know!

      I will for sure!

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    2. Also, what part of Arizona are you in?

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  3. There is no place life home BUT while you are away, it's always so fun to have fun, explore and make memories.

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    1. I made a ton and I loved it!! It was an experience of a lifetime!

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  4. Love going out in the world and exploring new things but I always get homesick as well. Especially when I'm sick at college

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    1. Ha ha for sure! There were many a times where I wish I was home instead of at the ranch!

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  5. I can't wait to read more about the ranch and all your adventures! Look most world, 21, that's exciting! I'm turning 21 again next month for the 6th year in a row. ;)) I want to see pics of the dances and all the things yall do. I'm going to explore your blog tonight. :))

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    1. This is actually an older post, but one of my favorites! I loved this part of the summer!

      I know crazy right! It's kind of awesome to actually be legal! Woot! Ha ha aren't we all!

      I can't wait to see what you think! Make sure and let me know!

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  6. wow! looks so gorgeous there!!

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  7. I love kids, but an adult week...especially at a fun place like this, would be amazing! LOVE IT!

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  8. This sounds so great, I've never had the itch to travel till I had my daughter and now I think wow there's so much to show you!

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  9. what a great adventure! So much fun to travel and see new things. It's also so fun to come back home too. That's the great part about travel!

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