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Our Sunday Adventure

Posted by on 8 September 2008

We decided that after such a busy week and so many car issues that we needed to get away Sunday after church.  My car needed a good test run anyway to make sure it was all fixed.  It was good in town, but a trip up the mountain would be a true test!!

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Family Day at the Wildlife Refuge

We’re fortunate enough to live close to Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.  There’s elk, prairie dogs, eagles, hawks, buffalo and longhorns that all roam the open range.  There’s various other kinds of animals there too, but those are the ones that you’re likely to see on any trip.  Centered in the Wildlife Refuge is Mt. Scott.  It’s the second highest point in Oklahoma.  There’s many lakes within the Refuge and a couple around it.  The main one is Lake Lawtonka, which is not only for boating, fishing and various other activities, but it’s the main water source for our city. 

No matter what, it’s always a good afternoon trip.  There’s so much beauty all around.  I love the animals.  I went out there when I was very pregnant and scared everyone by getting as close as I could to the buffalo for a picture.  Now, it’s not only me doing it, but the baby I was then pregnant with!!  Miss K just loves getting out and getting pictures.  Now it’s ok to get out, but we like to get close!!  

There were motorcycles all up and down the road.  When we got to the top of Mt. Scott, it was full of bikes!!  It seems everyone had the same idea that we did.  How could you not with all this right outside your back door!?!?  Ok, so it’s behind post, but only takes 15 minutes or less to get there!!

If you’d like to know more about the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, look here to check it out.  After a busy full day, we usually go out to eat close to the Refuge.  One of our preferred spots is a famous place called the Meers Store & Restaurant.  We don’t get by there often on our adventures because they’re just too busy.  Of late when we go, we go to Medicine Park and hit the Riverside Cafe.  Both places are located right next to the Wildlife Refuge.

If you’d like to see pictures from our day, you can view the slide show  or check out the album at photobucket.  I promise, the pictures are worth the view!!  So, that’s how my family spent their Sunday afternoon.  What did you do??

K and Ed roadside by the buffalo and longhorns
K and Ed roadside by the buffalo and longhorns

It was pretty hot, but there was a great breeze blowing.  Everything was beautiful and there was only a few clouds in the sky.  The wildflowers were in bloom, the lakes were full of fish, the buffalo were out and so were the longhorns with their calves.  

 

8 Responses to Our Sunday Adventure

  1. Laura

    Great slide show! Thanks for sharing!

    For some reason I’m very hungry for steak. Hmmmmmmmmmmm.

  2. Elaine

    Glad you liked it, Laura!! We had a great day!!

    LOL It does make you think alot about steak. The Meers Store serves fresh longhorn beef!!

  3. Debbie

    These pics are awesome. Make’s me wish I was there.

  4. Elaine

    Thanks Debbie!! We had a great day and I just had to share the pictures. As long as we’ve been here, we still love to go out there. Wish you were here too!!

  5. Dawn

    Great pictures! Way better Sunday than we had. I went to Wal-Mart! LOL Let me tell… those isles are nothing like mountain tops!

  6. Elaine

    LOL I get mountains of bills from Wal-Mart!! I’ll take these any day!! And thanks!! I hope you enjoyed the pics because we had a great day out there!!

  7. Tammy Warren

    Oh…thank you for sharing this. Everyone has a huge smile on their face. I am sure it will be a day never forgotten.

  8. Elaine

    We had a great time!! Ed rarely does much, so we like to try to include him in our family. It was such a great day!!

    Did you check out the slide show?? It’s worth the view!!

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