Our Trip To Beaver’s Bend State Park In Oklahoma

Beaver's Bend State Park Steven's Gap Area Entrance
Beaver’s Bend State Park
Steven’s Gap Area Entrance

My family and I went to Beaver’s Bend State Park in Oklahoma last weekend.  The trip was in celebration of our 6th wedding anniversary. We were supposed to go to the Fort Worth Zoo the other weekend but we cancelled the trip because of the bad weather.

The weather last Sunday was perfect for a drive to Oklahoma.  Broken Bow, Oklahoma is a three-hour drive from our place.  Driving that far is a good practice for me too.  Anyway, we checked in at Microtel Inn in Broken Bow.  After checking in and got our things in the hotel room, we drove to Beaver’s Bend State Park and stroll around to look for a spot to spend time at the next day.

We found the Coyote Drive camp site located in the second entrance of Beaver’s Bend Park – Lakeview Park Steven’s Gap.  It’s a good place to spend the day in this area at the lake with your kids because there’s a playground there.

After strolling around, we head back to the hotel-cleaned up and had dinner at the Sunrise Buffet Chinese restaurant.  We had rice, noodles, shrimp, broccoli beef…all we can eat, baby!  🙂  We were stuffed and had a good night sleep.

Had the playground all to ourselves. :)
Had the playground all to ourselves. 🙂
girl standing by the rock wall
We found this rock wall. We climbed over it after walking around.
girl sitting on rock
I am just sitting on this layered sheets of rock enjoying the cool breeze.
camping area
One of the picnic and camp areas in Beaver’s Bend Park.
tree on the bank of the lake
Very quiet and peaceful.

Relaxation In A Cabin

lookout lodge

When looking for somewhere to take a vacation and get away from the stresses of the city, consider a cabin in the woods. A cabin can be an oasis to have peace and quiet with family and friends. There are various sizes of cabins with numerous amenities that you would have in your own home as well as others that will give you the feeling of luxury. A large front porch awaits you as you step inside, and some cabins have hot tubs so that you can soak in the natural beauty of the land. You can find Beavers Bend Log Cabins and other locations by looking online.

One of the reasons to rent a cabin is that you can eat inside each day. Enjoy a delicious breakfast with berries you find outside or food that you take with you on your trip. This is a way to save money that can be spent on fun adventures while in the area. You can also enjoy your meals outside in the fresh air by sitting on the front porch. Most cabins have a refrigerator, stove and microwave that you can use freely. If you have children, then you can get a cabin with multiple rooms. This is also an idea of you plan to have several family members of friends with you on the trip. While the children are playing outside, you can take a nap with the sun shining brightly through your window. Other rooms in the cabin might include a bathroom with a tub that is a fun shape such as a heart. This type of cabin is perfect for a newlywed couple. Most living rooms in cabins are open spaces with seating and a television. This gives you more space to roam while inside.

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When you rent a cabin, you can do your own laundry instead of relying on a maid at a hotel to do it for you. This can make all the difference in having a wonderful vacation by wearing clothes that y9ou know are washed to your standards. Privacy is another benefit of renting a cabin. If you find something in the middle of nowhere, then you won’t hear the sounds of traffic or deal with people walking by your room.

 

Traveling Alone On My Birthday

It was my birthday last weekend and I had a great time celebrating my birthday in Oklahoma.  My dear husband let me have a little fun in Durant, Oklahoma where I played slots for a little while.  Although I missed my family, I needed that time for myself.  Traveling without my husband and daughter made me feel empty on the road, but I knew they’re just fine at home.

It feels different when you travel for pleasure by yourself.  Seems like your happiness is not complete without the special people who are with you every hour of the day.  But it is very important to get some time for yourself, too.  Going to amusement parks or a resort for a day of relaxation and entertainment is a big thing in order to refresh you from the every day hurdle of life.

I had a great time in Durant.  I didn’t took photos of some sort because, I don’t want to spoil my moment.  🙂  Although I love photography so much, there are times I would just want to enjoy the moments without the clicks and flashes.  That’s my husband’s advice.

The hardest part when you are on a leisure trip is going home.  I surely wanted to stay for a few hours and play some more but it was getting late.  And I want to be home with my family and celebrate the occasion with a special birthday dinner prepared by my loving and thoughtful husband.