Oklahoma Get-Away

Hi All,
We finally managed to get away for a vacation.  We decided to go down to Oklahoma for a few days.  As always, we took our niece Katie with us.  We also tried to talk Grandma Carol into going with us, but she wasn’t quite up to it.  After dropping her off in Waynoka with my sister Tracie for a little R&R (HA!), we headed to Oklahoma City.  The first day we spent the day at White Water Bay waterpark.  We absolutely love it there.  The kids and adults had a great time.  That evening we went to Joe’s Crab Shack and gorged on crab, shrimp and the fixins’.

The next day we headed about an hour south to the Arbuckle Mountains.  I have always wanted to go to the Arbuckle Wilderness Park.  It is a sort of zoo where the animals wander free and you drive through.  It was so much fun.  The animals came right up to the van and you could feed them.  Of course the animal feed made some of them a little overly-friendly.  Katie says she will never trust an emu again!   After that we visited Turner Falls and then Sulphur Springs.  It was absolutely beautiful in both places.  The water, the trees – it was perfect.

Our last day we took a water taxi on a tour of the Bricktown district of OKC.  By some sort of miracle we kept all three kids from falling in the water!  That evening we drove to my Dad’s hometown of Tecumseh, OK.  We got the chance to see my Uncle Sonny, Aunt Mary and cousins Murna, Joanie and Roselyn and all their kids!  My Uncle Sonny was my Dad’s older brother.  They were also very close friends.  Being around him reminds me of my Dad.  It was great seeing my Gokey relatives with Andy and the kids. It was also wonderful catching up with my cousins and getting to see their kids and even grandkids.

We had a great time on our vacation.  I totally recommend OKC and the surrounding areas for a get-away.  Find some pics below.

Dana

The family at White Water Bay - we had our own cabana!

The family at White Water Bay - we had our own cabana!

Gabriel and Andy in the wave pool

Gabriel and Andy in the wave pool

Katie, Andy and Grace at Joe's Crab Shack

Katie, Andy and Grace at Joe's Crab Shack

Jackson loves crab legs!

Jackson loves crab legs!

Andy feeding an Emu at Arbuckle Wilderness

Andy feeding an Emu at Arbuckle Wilderness

Turner Falls

Turner Falls

Playing in the creek that flows down from Turner Falls

Playing in the creek that flows down from Turner Falls

Playing in the creek.

Playing in the creek.

Katie at Sulphur Springs

Katie at Sulphur Springs

Sulphur Springs

Sulphur Springs

Jackson

Jackson

Gokey Reunion!

Gokey Reunion!

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