Sunday, August 5, 2012

Summer Adventures!

Several weeks ago, we took off for a day adventure to visit the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge including Mt. Scott, Medicine Park and finished it off with a swim at Crowder Lake. It was a busy and fun day!

First stop, Mount Scott. Cayson and Taryn were in awe of being on a "mountain." Mt. Scott boasted beautiful views that can be rare in western Oklahoma. The kids enjoyed hiking around some while I freaked out inside thanks to my extreme fear of heights. I was the mom pulling them away from the edges and keeping them "safe." Yes, I was a little nuts-o.

We visited the Visitor's Center at the refuge and saw the buffalo roaming about. I didn't take any pictures of the buffalo but we saw several. Hoping next time to see some of the elk!

I was freaking out a bit when Dusty was standing there. Heights just kill me!

Cayson brought his telescope to see

Taryn had binoculars, of course.

After the wildlife refuge, we headed to Medicine Park to explore a bit. Sadly, since it was a Tuesday, all the cute little shops were closed. We did enjoy walking along the creek taking in the pretty views.

There was a beautiful restaurant across from the creek front called the Old Plantation Restaurant. Delish! The service started out slow but it got better and the food was amazing! I had a grilled chicken sandwich, Dusty had a chicken fried steak sandwich and the kids shared a hamburger. Every single ounce of food was devoured! I want to go back just to eat there!

We headed back home after lunch and the kids napped in the car. We decided to stop off at Crowder Lake to let the kids get in the water since I had packed water gear. Cayson LOVED swimming in the lake... Taryn and Momma, not so much. I must say that I like my clean, chlorinated water!

I slipped when we snapped this pic... kind of funny!

It was an awesome day of making memories for our family! I hope my children look back fondly on their childhood and remember that their parents always loved them and supported them!

1 comment:

  1. FUN adventures!! You can tell the happiness just by the pics.


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