After a good drive around Beavers Bend State Park on US Hwy 259, we spotted this newly paved road from further way. We thought the access to that area was closed, so we did not pay attention to it. But when we saw the dirt road entrance, I quickly turned and got on it to check the area out. It was a newly paved road to a new development. Looked new houses or cabins will be built on there.
The road was sloped. The photo didn’t do justice to how steep it looked from the top of the hill. I asked my husband if it’s okay for us to try to drive down. He was hesitant at first but when we were about to leave the area, he was like, “okay, let’s try it”. So we drove down and up. Darling daughter cried because of fright. She was like, “let’s not do that anymore”. It was cool! It was easy-peasy with the Subaru Outback. What an adventure.
We finally went on a road trip on Memorial Day weekend. We drove back to Oklahoma to spend a couple of days in Broken Bow and visited Beavers State Park. It has been a family tradition every year. We love the place more and more every time we visit.
This visit was mostly to do exploring and hiking along the river. Because it’s the start of the Summer Break, there are so many visitors to the lake. We couldn’t even find a parking spot close to the swimming areas. So we just enjoyed the cold water at the spillway.
It’s always fun to explore especially when you are with family and friends. You build strong bond together sharing stories that bring happiness to your soul.
We’re all aware that travel situations are not gonna be the same. Always be cautious and keep your health and safety a priority.
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.