Our First Family Roadtrip-Turner Falls and Chickasaw National Recreation Area

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

Lodge, Cabin, or Tent?

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?

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Why Oklahoma?

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?