My head has been in the clouds this week after our weekend getaway to Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Chris and I have been talking about going up there since we moved to Texas but it didn’t work out until now. We went with his brother, Justin, who you may remember donated a kidney to Chris, and Justin’s girlfriend. We all had a great time!
Broken Bow is about two and a half hours from where we live. Chris and I had planned to drive up Saturday morning, but we changed our minds last minute and drove there Friday evening after I got off work. The drive was very scenic and after a few hours in the car, we made it to our cabin.
We spent the rest of the night hanging out, talking, and relaxing in the hot tub.
The next morning when we woke up, we could finally see where we were (it was dark when we arrived in town the night before). Broken Bow is beautiful! And our cabin was awesome!
We grabbed breakfast at Adam and Eve’s Coffee Shop then decided to rent kayaks and go out on the lake. It was so much fun! The lake was beautiful and there were lots of trees and hills surrounding it. I would have taken pictures but I didn’t bring my phone in the kayak with me. Pictures probably wouldn’t have done it justice anyways. Kayaking on the lake was so relaxing and it was nice to unplug for a couple hours. I did take a few pictures when we got back to dry land though.
We were all starving when we finished kayaking so we had a late lunch at the Rolling Fork Takery which is a cool farm-to-table sort of place in Broken Bow. I got sliders and they were tasty!
We had big plans to go hiking after that but we were all tired from being out in the sun most of the day, so we decided to relax at the cabin instead. I think it’s just what we all needed. We opened a bottle of wine, enjoyed some delicious appetizers, and grilled steaks for dinner. We ate by the fire and followed that up with some more time in the hot tub before going to bed. It was the most relaxed I’ve felt in months.
Sunday morning, we ate breakfast at a local restaurant called Stevens Gap, then went down to the marina.
After enjoying the views at Beavers Bend Marina (and having fun with the beaver sign), we hit the road and headed back to Dallas. There’s nothing like seeing this sign to know you’re home again 🙂
It was a short weekend getaway, but much needed. I didn’t realize how stressed I’ve been until I relaxed for a few days. It was so nice and Chris and I will definitely be visiting Broken Bow again!
There are so many things we didn’t get to do that I want to check out in the future:
- Horseback riding
- Rent ATVs
- Rent Jet Skis
- Go to Grateful Head Pizza
- Go to Girls Gone Wine
- Go to Beavers Bend Brewery
Next time right?
If you find yourself within driving distance to Broken Bow, do yourself a favor and visit for a few days. It’s absolutely beautiful and worth the drive!
Have you visited Broken Bow? What do you recommend we do on our next visit?