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.

Spring Break Staycation in Fort Worth

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Spring Break already? Wow! How fast this school year is passing by.  We are so excited to go on a family mini-vacation again.  This Spring Break we are not going very far. We are on a staycation.  And our darling daughter already planned where she wants to go-to the zoo. Haha!  But the trip to the zoo is tomorrow.  We still had an hour spare after checking in at Extended Stay of America in Fort Worth so we agreed to go to the botanic gardens.

Japanese Garden in Fort Worth Botanic Garden

I missed this place.  It’s been 10 years since I visited Fort Worth Botanic Garden for the very first time upon arrival in Texas from the Philippines.  A few attractions looked old but the ambiance still feels the same.  Serene.  I can spend all day here.  So lovely and peaceful. My darling daughter loved it here, too.  She said the Japanese Garden is her most favorite.  She fed the koi fish which she enjoyed the most.  We saw a lot of blooms along the pathways but most of the flowering plants are not in full blooms yet.  I am sure in April this place is full of colors.  You should visit.

Beautiful Cherry Tree in bloom. I am so in love with these Cherry blossoms.

The Tea House

If you want to visit the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Japanese Garden, click here for ticket prices and What’s In Bloom info.