Bill and I recently took a Saturday day trip and spent the afternoon at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Oklahoma. It is actually easier (& just about as quick!) for us to drive north into Oklahoma, than it is to drive south to Dallas or Fort Worth, due to the crazy traffic. We just hop onto I-35E, a short mile or two from our house, and drive due north.
Saturday started out cold, cloudy and blustery, but by the time we were into Oklahoma, the sun came out and it turned out to be a gorgeous afternoon. We at lunch at Subway in Davis, Oklahoma, and then continued east for about 7 miles to the Lake of The Arbuckles. Yup, that’s the name of the lake in the Recreation Area. We drove down to one fishing point/boat launch area and did some hiking.
We noticed this one bush growing along the water’s edge, which we have yet to identify.
Here’s the trail we took:
And some views of the lake along the way:
Lest you think we have left the desert of Arizona completely behind, here’s some cacti!
And our trek back up the trail:
Did I mention it was a gorgeous afternoon?