Tuesday, June 12, 2012

~Honey, I'm Home!~

Hi!  Whenever I'd be gone shopping all day and would get home after hubby did, I'd always say, "honey, I'm home!"  Always reminded me of some I Love Lucy episodes.  Heehee.  Anyway, last week was a busy week of having the two older grandsons here for a couple of days and then getting ready for a long weekend getaway in our RV.  It was hot but enjoyable and, now that we're home, I wanted to share with you a bit about our mini adventure.
 There's so much to see in your own backyard and with over 40 state parks, we have many options to choose from for a long weekend getaway.  About two hours north of us is Osage Hills State Park.  A place that we  we went to last year.  Very secluded and quiet.  A great place to just sit back and relax.

 This was the view from our dining area before any newcomers would arrive.  Isn't it beautiful?  There's not a whole lot to do in and around the park itself but just to the left and back aways, is a swimming hole and fishing area.  It has been too hot for me to be able to venture back there to see the site but from what I've seen on the state parks website, it's a lovely spot.  And a hot spot for young people to come hang out for the afternoon.

The park is quite small with only about 20 or so camping sites.  We found one that was a tight squeeze, but we managed to get our big rig into place and got everything set up.  We had a fair amount of shade.  A must-have during our hot summers!  Temps were around 90 and, thankfully, the humidity was low.  Wish there had been more of a breeze though.
 Just up the hill from our campsite, there is a lookout that we missed the last time so we took a drive up for a "looky-see".  Talk about breathtaking!  Lots of hills and trees and open range.  There are alot of big ranches up in this neck of the country.  If you are familiar with blogger Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, she lives somewhere west of where we are camping.  It's out in the boonies so not sure exactly where :)

On Saturday, we went over to Woolaroc....about 10 miles or so south of us...as a crow flies).  This is a getaway lodge/museum/game preserve built by Frank Phillips (co-founder of Phillips Petroleum; also known as Conoco/Phillips).  The oil industry is BIG business here in Oklahoma!  Anyway, we hadn't been there for about 25 years or so and decided that it was due time to visit again.  Tomorrow (I hope), I will share with you some of what we saw while we were there.  A truly enjoyable and amazing place.

Speaking of enjoyable...here's wishing you a truly enjoyable day~

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9 comments:

Sam I Am...... said...

What a great post! I get to travel even though I don't! Thank you! I can't wait to see your next post about the Woolaroc. I follow Ree and just posted about her new cookbook I got. Stay cool!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

It sounds like you had a refreshing get away. What a beautiful part of the country. That shade looks inviting.

Kerin said...

Good afternoon Velma!
Wow! That is some serious green you have to enjoy!!
What a pretty place to camp; with all those trees... so nice!

Is that a new truck I spy?

I'm so glad that you were able to get away for a little R&R :)

Catch ya later...
Kerin

vintage grey said...

Hi Velma! What a beautiful trip. Seems so peaceful and relaxing. So glad you had a wonderful time. xo Heather

Carol said...

Velma,
What a beautiful trip! It must be wonderful in an RV!

My Vintage Mending said...

Must have been pretty close to Kansas if you went North. It has been gorgeous weather wise here for a few days but I hear the heat is heading back. I do love those bluff lookouts. Smiles...Renee

corners of my life said...

I can see why you are looking forward to returning to this beautiful park.

Cindy said...

What a pretty spot to camp, I hope you came back rested.
Hugs, Cindy

Patty said...

Hi. I remember going to that park when the kids were teenagers. And Woolaroc---Haven't been there in Ages. Need to plan a day to take Granddaughter. Looking forward to tomorrows post. Thanks for the trip back in time.

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