Wes told LuAnn that their 18th Wedding Anniversary trip was a surprise, and he wouldn't tell her where they were going or exactly when they would leave until the Friday morning he woke her early and said "pack your things for a casual trip, we leave in an hour".
Surprises were totally out of character for Wes and their relationship had been at a stalemate for some time, so LuAnn was excited as she hurriedly threw her clothes and cosmetics in a suitcase and tossed it in the car. "We have a long drive ahead of us" was Wes's response when LuAnn asked why they were departing while it was still dark out.
They arrived at Caddo Lake on the Texas-Louisiana border late in the afternoon, just in time to take a rental boat out for a tour of the huge lake, which was more swamp and bayou than open water and felt like something out of prehistoric times with all the tangled cypress roots, overhanging Spanish moss, and alligators sunning themselves on the grassy banks.
LuAnn was loving this strange place far away from civilization and cell phone service, and they roamed the waterways until nearly sunset, that is until the boat motor choked and stalled out and Wes's efforts to restart it met with no result.
The evening grew dark and the small boat light reflected off the eyes of large alligators swimming nearby; there was a scuffle and a large splash, and then the boat motor kicked in and Wes quietly headed back to shore.
I'm joining the amazing Ivy Walker at "Uncharted"
where the cue this week is "STALL"
Come and share a story of your own!