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Road Trip Yesterday

Crossing the Red River - Oklahoma and Texas border.

Crossing the Red River – Oklahoma and Texas border.

Hello travel buddies!  How’s your weekend?  Are you getting busy with Thanksgiving preparations?  Or, are you on a travel adventure visiting families for this special occasion?  Whatever you are doing in preparation for Thanksgiving, always remember to thank everyone especially those who helped you along the way.  A little gesture of gratefulness goes a long way.

My family and I are busy as well.  The last two weeks were hectic with outdoor activities for the little one.  Since the tumbling and cheer classes was cancelled for the month of November, I had to find some new activities where she can join and socialize.  I was successful to find one.  It’s a Pre-school / Pre-K music and art class at Gymboree.  It’s a long drive to the location, around 50 minutes through traffic, but it’s only once a week and it’s only for November.  I will look for another one closer to our place next month.

We were on the road trip for family fun yesterday.  Although it was freezing, it’s a sunny day and nice day to go on a road trip.  It was only a day trip to Oklahoma yesterday.  We just went to check the new attraction at Choctaw Hotel and Resort called The District.  I will tell more about it in next post.

Have safe travels.

Back To The Scenic And Serene Beaver’s Bend State Park

Amazing sunset.

Amazing sunset.

Okay so my family and I went to Beaver’s Bend State Park in Broken Bow, Oklahoma again for a weekend adventure last month. This is the second time we went there, and I think it is going to be a tradition now.  We love the place.  It’s scenic, calming, relaxing, and beautiful.  It feels like you are in a different place, away from the busy life in the city.

We drove there Saturday after noon and we arrived at the Hochatown Lodge at around 3:00 P.M.  It was the very first time we booked an accommodation at Hochatown Lodge and  we were somewhat satisfied in our stay.

The room rate was reasonable and the room was just the right size.

  • We had two double queen beds non-smoking room.
  • Secured door locks.
  • Refrigerator, microwave, oven, hair dryer, coffee maker, television, and complete toiletries.
  • The towels smelled really good.  🙂

I am giving the Hochatown Lodge a rating of 3.5 because:

  1. The quilts need upgrade.
  2. They should serve bacon and eggs for breakfast, too.  🙂

Overall, it’s an okay place to stay if you are looking for an affordable accommodation around Beaver’s Bend State Park.

a-beach lake

After we checked in and stuff, we drove to Beaver’s Bend and looked around for a place to go the next day.  We found the beach where we hung out by lake last year.  We spent a while there relaxing until sunset.

Getaway Adventure With Nature – Beaver’s Bend State Park Broken Bow Lake

Stable Rides

Stable Rides

a-canoeing in the lake

Canoe, paddle boats, and pedal boats

 

Why People Love Log Cabins

Beavers Bend State Park

Beavers Bend State Park

Every year, the amount of people who want to vacation in a log cabin increases. This is due in part to the fact that people view log cabins as an attractive alternative to conventional hotels and home rentals. The thing that has always attracted people to log cabins is the fact that they have a warm appearance. There is a connection that people feel with the solid wooden walls of a log cabin.

Reasons Why People Love Log Cabins

This growing trend to vacation in and live in log cabins is something that started in North America toward the end of the 1960’s. At first, log cabins were relatively simple. There were designed as getaways for individuals who wanted to have the full nature experience. Today, log cabin homes are very modern and can be designed to meet just about any floor plan. Most log cabin vacation homes, like those that are offered by companies like Beavers Bends Cabins for example, are equipped with the latest in modern technology. They take the feeling of adventure, relaxation, and romance that has always been a part of staying in a log cabin and couple it with the comfort that comes from having a flatscreen television, Internet access, running hot water, and constant electricity.

Another reason why people love log cabins for rent is because they are usually located in picturesque environments. They are usually located along mountains, along rivers, in the woods, and surrounded by all of the beauty of nature. A modern log cabin rental allows people the opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, to wake up in the morning with a hot cup of coffee and look out the window while watching squirrels, chipmunks, dear and other animals play, and yet still have the ability to turn on the television and catch the latest news or watch the big game.

Another benefit of log cabins being located in picturesque environments is that they are usually secluded. Most log cabin homes are far enough away from the city and far enough away from other homes that a person feels by themselves without feeling isolated. They have the seclusion and the privacy they need to enjoy time as a family, enjoy their honeymoon, wedding anniversary, or just a weekend getaway.

Many cabin rentals are pet friendly. People love this idea because it means that they can enjoy their vacation and have their dog with them while they travel. Log cabins provide a unique take on vacationing and offer amenities that conventional hotels or motels do not offer.