Lesson Learned – Weekend Getaway In Broken Bow, OK Part One

Beaver’s Bend State Park

As part of our wedding anniversary celebration, my dear husband and I were talking about going to the Beavers Bend State Park in Broken Bow, Oklahoma.  It has become a tradition for us to visit the park and have a relaxing time even if it’s only a few days whenever we are celebrating a special occasion, holiday, or a school break.

We always stay at Hi-Way Inn along Hwy 259 in Broken Bow.  The hotel is very close to the main stores and restaurants.  Also, a casino is right across it.  When my DH and I agree on a schedule, we take turns to go to the casino.

We had a long weekend last month so we went on a road trip to Broken Bow. It was a beautiful day on our way there on a Friday but the next day was rainy.  Even though it was a wet day, it didn’t stop us from having fun.

After checking in the hotel, we drove around Beavers Bend State Park like we always do. Our darling daughter enjoys looking around.  We were looking forward to seeing some deer but no luck.  As we go along, a patrolling sheriff pulled us over.  Why? He saw DD was standing and her head was out the roof of the car.  We did not see where he came from but he suddenly showed up behind us with his patrol lights on. He didn’t give us a ticket (thank goodness!).  He just reminded us about child’s safety and the child should be on the car seat and buckled.  Lesson learned.  On our way back to the hotel, we stopped at Pizza Hut Broken Bow for dinner.

Travel Tip:  When traveling with kids, keep them on seat belts. It is for their safety. 

To be continued…

December – Catching Up

Hello, travelers and vacationists!  It’s December again.  How’s it going? Busy traveling and enjoying the vacation?  Good for you.

My family and I were quite busy with school and work.  My dear husband has a lot of stuff going on in his office.  As a Senior Software Engineer, he has to make sure all the developments on their new testing tool is accurately working before being off for the holidays.

The plan of going to Michigan to visit his best friend and family didn’t go through this year (again).  Well, because, a major repair had been supervised.  Remember the big hail in March? My daughter and I were not actually here in Texas when that big hail storm happened because we were vacationing in the Philippines.  That hail did a lots of major damage in some homes and establishments in Wylie and surrounding areas.  Luckily our roof just had few shingles flipped.  But of course, we had to have it fixed and replaced.  So that’s the huge thing that we had to take care of this year.  In addition, me and my daughter had been under the weather since we arrived home from our vacation.  We ran a fever and it was on and off.  Didn’t have infections of some kind (thanks to God)…it’s just some virus going around.  Nasal and chest congestion bothered us for about two weeks.  So awful. With proper medicine, it went away.

This year’s cold season seems like sickness gets us whenever there’s a chance.  We are doing our best to stay healthy as possible all year long.  It sucks being sick because you’re not able to travel or do anything fun.

Y’all take care and have safe travels.