Day Two, July 5: Broken Bow, Oklahoma (Part 2)

Best Western sign

As we were approaching the city of Broken Bow in Oklahoma, my husband and I talked about having an early dinner because we were very hungry.  And we thought of the same thing, buffet. 🙂  We saw McDonald and Pizza Hut from a far but, surprisingly, there was a Chinese Buffet Restaurant.  So we stopped there and eat dinner before checking in the hotel.

It was just a few minutes past the check-in time and hurriedly I gave my husband the confirmation number of our room reservation then he went to the hotel’s front desk.  I was surprised when he got out of the door so quickly.  I asked why.  He said the staff told him “Maybe next time.”  WRONG HOTEL!  What a blooper.  Hahaha!  We were trying to check in at Best Western Hotel but our room accommodation is at Microtel Inn, which is just right next to it but a few yards farther.  Microtel Inn’s sign is huge and the first thing you will see by eye level.

It was a very hot day.  Our stay was only for a day so we relaxed a little while and prepared for the afternoon drive to the lake.  So Broken Bow Lake has a resort called Beavers Bend State Resort Park.  It’s a huge state park.  Great for outdoor activities like camping, hiking, bird watching, nature trekking, swimming, and boating.

The big green sign – Beavers Bend State Resort Park Stevens Gap Area
Driving in Beavers Bend Resort State Park looking for a the beach area.
RV and camping area
Beautiful Broken Bow Lake Dam

Day Two, July 5: Broken Bow, Oklahoma (Part 1)

Okay.  So the 4th of July celebration went well, as usual.  My brother-in-law and his family came over and brought some food in addition to what we have prepared.  My daughter did not like the noise of the fireworks but she liked seeing those lights up in the sky and the fountains on the ground.

Pretty fountain

My husband and I woke up at 8 A.M. Thursday morning to start gathering the things needed for the weekend trip.  You see, I do not want to be rushing when traveling.  When I do, chances are lots of necessities will be left behind.  Check-in time at the hotel we’re booked in was 3 P.M.  Lots of time, right?  But small things here and there make the time flies fast.

From the house, we took I-30 East to Mount Pleasant, Texas.  Then took Hwy 259 all the way to Broken Bow, Oklahoma (passing through Idabel)

Big trees at the Rest Area (Mount Pleasant)

It was a busy day as we drove along I-30 East.  There were a few times we’re in between huge cargo trucks.  And the speed limit is 75 MPH.  Imagine how fast everyone was?

Speed Limit 75 (Miles Per Hour)

Total travel time from our house to Broken Bow, Oklahoma is about three hours.  We were still kinda early for check-in at Microtel Inn when we arrived, so we agreed to dine in a Buffet restaurant because we were very hungry.