This past weekend Sean and I decided to pack up the kids for the weekend and make the 3.5 hour drive to Ft. Polk, Louisiana. My mother and father-in-law were both invited to the Guam Liberation BBQ and of course, so were we. We needed to get away, and since we haven’t been able to make that beach vacation to Florida happen just yet, this was just the ticket.
We arrived Friday evening, too late to explore the splash park that was just on the other side of our hotel, which was on base. Sean and I promised the kids that we would definitely splash on Saturday, after we got back from the Liberation BBQ, and we did.
I decided not to get wet because I wanted to play around with Hipstamatic and take lots of photos.
Let’s just say, Ft. Polk had a lot of amazing things for the kids to enjoy, from this amazing splash park, to an impressive playground with some amazing equipment on it to the youth pond aptly named Catfish Cove.
Ft. Polk is such a pretty base, and this was my first experience on an Army base. Growing up in a Navy household I never had any reason to go to an Army base, but I’m glad I did and I’m happy the kids got a new experience under their belts. Jasmine is old enough to remember things, and she’ll remember this. Jas thought the men and women in uniform was pretty neat. Although Ft. Polk is in the middle on nowhere, it was nice to get away and escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
More from Ft. Polk in another post. Since my posts are so photo heavy I thought I’d break up our weekend into a few blog posts.
We had a blast! It did my heart good to see my husband be a kid again. Sean has worked non-stop for a few months and this was the first time in a long time I saw him kick back and just have some good old fashion fun.