2020: Fewer Possessions, More Experiences – Roman Nose State Park

    We had another great experience this week. Oklahoma has a diverse geography and you don’t have to go far to find something completely different than where you just left.  We took a day trip to Roman Nose State Park https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Nose_State_Park and had lunch after a short hike.

There are several hiking trails meant for more experienced hikers than us, but we took the road more traveled.  Old folks with an excited dog on a leash need to be careful.  It had been raining the night before and many of the rocks were slippery with evidence of erosion, but the park was beautiful with several springs and waterfalls flowing.  For early September, it was cool and comfortable and after the short hike, we ate a Swadley’s Foggy Bottom Kitchen.  The restaurant is new to the park.  Swadley’s has taken over restaurants at several of the Oklahoma State Parks and the food was wonderful.   

Like most people we’ve been stuck at home this summer, but the outing was great.  There weren’t a lot of people, the restaurant was clean and social distancing was practiced.

Traveling short distances is something on my bucket list.  As a kid my family moved to Oklahoma when I was seven and we often took day trips on the weekend to find out what this state had to offer.  Mom would pack the picnic basket and Dad would take a highlighter to an Oklahoma map and we’d scout out new places to visit.  I loved those day trips and want to do more of that now that I’m older.  I’ve been to Roman Nose many times, it is only a little over an hour from where we live, but it seemed new and improved yesterday.  https://www.travelok.com/state-parks/roman-nose-state-park

If you play golf, there is a golf course and you can rent a cabin or stay in your tent.  Check first about availability because I think the camping part of the park has been closed this year due to the pandemic. But if you want a hike and lunch, it is the place to be.

Fall is coming, do you like to travel and where?


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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