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…

Online Prep for a Memorable Outdoor Adventure

The thrill of the hunt keeps hunters returning to the country’s forests and pastures each year. After you take prized game, you never forget the experience of tracking and finding deer, hogs, elk, and other game that eluded other hunters.

However, when you venture out on your own, you never know if or when you will come across game for which you have permits that year. You can increase your chances of success by taking part in hikes, adventures, and guided hunting trips this year.

Trips Based on Seasons and Game

The type of game you will pursue in the hunting excursion will largely depend on the season. Most states have seasons for the game found within their borders. Deer hunting season, for example, typically starts in mid to late November in many parts of the country. On the other hand, feral hogs can be hunted year round in places like Texas and Florida.

With that in mind, you may want to take part in the trip during a season that correlates with the game that you want to hunt. You can find out the various game seasons by visiting the website of the organization. Once you have these details, you can plan to take time off from work or school to join in the hunt this year.

Permits, Training, and Other Services

If you are not a skilled hunter, you may need to learn about the finer points of hunting before you head out to the fields or forest. Knowing how to behave and what to expect can greatly impact your chances of success.

You also need a permit to hunt. The organization provides the permits and training for you as part of the cost of your adventure. You will get a review of how to track game, how to fire a rifle, shotgun, or bow and arrow, and how to field dress your game if you are successful.

Hunting is a time-honored tradition that beckons to adventure and outdoor enthusiasts each year. You can take part in the fun by joining in a hunt that is guided by a seasoned hunter.

How to Choose the Perfect Romantic Getaway for Your Spouse

If you want to celebrate your love and relationship, there are few things more enjoyable than planning and going away on a romantic trip. You will get to spend time with your partner as well as enjoy new experiences and excitement. However, sometimes it can be hard to decide what kind of trip will be the most enjoyable without stressing yourself out or leading to frustration. You don’t have to give up on the idea, however, and you don’t have to hire a pricey travel agent. Instead, consider these facts when you are deciding.

First, pick a getaway that will include activities that you both enjoy. Of course, you will spend plenty of time just relaxing together in your room. You will also want to do some fun activities together. Don’t pick something that is fun for one partner and not the other, no matter how exciting it might sound. Instead, pick something that can be done together and that you both enjoy. For example, a couple that loves to golf can stay at a luxury resort like Indian Wells Golf Resort, giving them ample time to relax together and become closer.

Next, make sure that your getaway is in your budget as far as both time and money. You don’t have to spend a lot to get away from it all and relax with your sweetheart, but you also want to spend enough to make it feel like a special occasion. More importantly, you need to make sure that your getaway won’t get in the way of other responsibilities. No one can enjoy their romance when they are stressed about something important that they are missing at home or are on their phone working. Block out all of the distractions, even if it is just for a single day.

Finally, decide whether you want to try a new place or visit one of your old favorites. New places add excitement but can be unpredictable. Or, visit the place where you first met for nostalgic romance and rekindle your old romantic love.