Once upon a time,
a few weeks ago , hubby and I took a few days off to travel in our fair state. We went to Oklahoma City, visited with my parents and with friends and then, one morning, hubby said, “What would you think about heading down 35 South, then cut back east and cover some new roads? I think we might find some great photo opts for you.” He knows that magic word, photo opts, and off we went. We founds some fun towns with interesting buildings. Bar-b-que in Pauls Valley was delicious and finally, we were in McAllister where we got some interesting prison photos.
Since we were not on a schedule, we didn’t know where we would spend the night, but never thought about that being a problem. We were close to the beautiful and huge Lake Eufala, and that’s where I wanted to stay. On the lake. And then it came back to me. When I was a little girl, our family would stay right on the lake at a state resort. Arrowhead. I googled it. Nothing. I googled again. Again…no existance. I attempted to call the state park services. Recording. So we just drove because I knew I could find it. AND FINALLY….we saw a promising sign and took the exit.And we came upon this view when I said, “YES! That’s it!” So we drove and we drove and well, you get the picture. We saw a golf course and wildlife and I was getting more anxious with each curve we rounded. Then we started seeing signs on the side of the road saying, “No trespassing” and “Remain in Car”. What? We arrived. But we didn’t stay. In fact, we turned around pretty fast as we knew we were on camera. This is what my childhood state resort had become:Our eyes were big as we BOTH talking, “THIS IS THE PLACE THAT’S UNDER INVESTIGATION.” We had recently watched it on the national news. Nope. We did not need their rehab services on this day.OH MY, NO!Nope….no room in the Inn.
And so this is where we landed. Just twenty minutes from our house….after 10pm at night. But we would NOT scare our house sitter and go home. Plus I’d always wanted to stay here! The place never sleeps and no problem finding great restaurants and entertainment! A lovely place that I would stay again.
When we get lost and end up twenty minutes from our house.
And they lived happily ever after. THE END ~ 🙂
Have a good day, friends 🙂 And be nice to others! ♥