This past weekend we headed to Jay, Oklahoma. I honesty can’t remember if I have ever been to Jay before. It’s a very small town and the huckleberry capital of the world. Prior to our visit I didn’t know that, but they proudly had it printed on a sign as you entered town so I figured it must be a big deal.
Every August for the past 18 years the city of Jay has held a cruise night. It’s a night the town comes alive with around 500 cars cruising and the smell of burnt rubber filling the air. The only place I have seen more burnouts is at the drag strip. This was our first year to attend the event, but I doubt it will be our last.
We piled in the 37 and left town around 11:00. This is Russ and I trying to look cool… We may be getting a little too old to pull of cool though?!
The girls were all smiles in the back seat and ready to ride.
When we arrived we set up camp under a big shade tree. We ate, read books, watched cars, played with toys, and more to pass the time. The weather was perfect for sitting in the shade.
If I had a dime for every time some old man has told me “you’ll get there some day”, referring to painting this car. When will someone understand I DON’T want my car painted?!?!
I love seeing Russ bend down like this to talk to Emily. I think about 6 hours into our adventure she was starting to feel done and needed a daddy pep talk.
We stayed until just before sunset and decided to head home.
This might be the best selfie Russ and I have ever taken.
And I snapped this gem of the girls before they climbed in the car too.
On the ride home we passed over grand lake several times and watched the sunset from our windshield. We arrived home just before 10:00 with two VERY sleepy little girls who we quietly tucked into bed.
These are the days I hope they always remember.
Long rides, old cars, and being together as a family.
Our roadtrip adventures continue as we head to Jay OK. #cruisenight #familytime Click To Tweet