2020: Fewer Possessions, More Experiences – Experiencing Medicine Park

  Like most everyone else this year, my husband and I have been stuck in the house avoiding a nasty virus.  And since we were unable to go anywhere, we both had surgery this summer; cataract for him and spinal for me. (Whoopee!) We spent most of the summer recovering.  We’d planned a vacation in March for his birthday meeting my husband’s cousin and wife that was cancelled. We finally got the chance to go somewhere and we stayed in the state making reservations at Medicine Park https://medicinepark.com/ – the place we cancelled in March.

If you’ve never been there, I  highly recommend it.  It wasn’t overly crowded, probably due to the pandemic. We wore our masks inside and constantly washed our hands or used hand sanitizer.

One of the places you have to eat when you’re in the Medicine Park area is Meer’s Burgers.  It is an old building and the food is mostly burgers and fries, but they are huge (filling a pie plate) and really good.  The place was clean and careful about social distancing, masks, etc.  Only so many were let in at a time.  The food was delicious, and it never hurts to share a plate with someone since they are half-pound burgers.

We stayed in a nice vacation rental cabin with two bedrooms and two baths.   We ended up traveling 20 minutes into Lawton for breakfast because Medicine Park, like a lot of places, has lost businesses due to the virus.  There was nowhere to eat breakfast other than a bakery and it wasn’t always open.

We drove to the top of Mount Scott and also visited the new aquarium.  My legs played out early in the walk through the aquarium, so I sat inside and watched a demonstration by a biologist as she fed an electric eel.  It was interesting.  We didn’t swim in the lake, but it was open to the public.  We’re old people. But the cousins got a chance to catch up and might have had a beer or two at an outside bar. 

This is the second time I’ve been to Medicine Park, named after the medicinal purposes of the creek that feeds the lake. I don’t know if the water has healing properties, but the weekend did for us.  It was great to get out and see the cousins and relax.

Now, back to reality.



About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, published author, always working on another. She spends her days, nights, and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
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