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.
Again, our family is celebrating the occasion with home-made hamburgers, company, and fireworks. It’s my fifth year celebrating the big event here in America! Oh how time flies.
And my husband is on a day off today. Yay! We’ll have our 5-day weekend for the 4th of July. And today is the Day 1. I booked a hotel room accommodation in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. We are going to visit the Beavers Bend State Park Resort where my husband and his brother went camping ten years ago. It is one of the big national parks in Oklahoma around the Broken Bow Lake. It is not gonna be a long tour but we will try to enjoy the place as much as possible. We have to wake up early tomorrow to pack for the trip.
Well, Day One of our weekend is almost over. We’ll shoot fireworks as soon as it gets dark tonight. Days are longer in the summer here in the USA. So probably at about 8:45 P.M. we can start shooting fireworks.
How about you? What’s your plan this weekend? If you’re going out-of-town, I hope you have a safe and wonderful travel. Enjoy the weekend with family and good company.