Growing up, Kaylie and I both visited Sulphur, Oklahoma quite often. I have family there, and both of our families enjoyed the cold springs at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. When Sean was about 5 months old, we decided to take a trip together and revisit our old vacation spot. Day one: Turner Falls The scientific types will tell you that the Arbuckle Mountains of southern … Continue reading Our First Family Roadtrip-Turner Falls and Chickasaw National Recreation Area
The first state park we visited with our son was Lake Murray, near Ardmore. You would be hard-pressed to find a prettier lake in Oklahoma, and there’s a ton of things to do there. Lodging We stayed in a cabin on this trip (you can read about that here). There is also a lodge, and they just finished renovations this year. It looks quite nice. … Continue reading Lake Murray State Park-April 2014
When you’re planning an overnight visit to one Oklahoma’s parks, you want to factor in the best possible lodging. Tent camping is an option everywhere, cabins are available in most places, and a few parks have a lodge. So which should you choose? Lodge Beavers Bend, Lake Murray, Robbers Cave, Roman Nose, and Sequoyah all have lodges, and we have stayed in all of them … Continue reading Lodge, Cabin, or Tent?
As a family, we have set a goal to visit every state park in Oklahoma. That may sound simple, but it’s actually a tall order. There are state parks from the Rocky Mountain foothills in the extreme reaches of the Oklahoma panhandle all the way to the cypress swamps on the Arkansas border. Even though we’re perfectly located in the center of the state, it … Continue reading The State Park Project
If you’re a native Oklahoman you’ve heard the following statements, and if you’re not, you’ve probably made them: “It’s so flat.” “Oklahoma is ugly.” “There’s nothing to do here.” Unfortunately, that’s as far as most outsiders go. And, to be fair, our great state isn’t much to see from 30,000 feet. Additionally, Oklahoma City isn’t much for scenery even though it’s a cool place to … Continue reading Why Oklahoma?