Skywatch Friday – Getaway to Beaver’s Bend

Early last week we packed up the ole Honda Pilot to head off on a little trip to southeast Oklahoma. We were not going to be gone long but for some reason the car was packed full.

On the way we stopped in Antlers, OK for gas. They had this memorial to the Cboctaw Code Talkers of both World Wars.

We rented a nice cabin for a couple days. Nice big decks, a hot tub, a pool table and a pretty sizable out door area.

It had a baby Sasquatich inside. I love the corny things people do to decorate their cabins.

Heather playing ladders. We also played cornhole, swung on the swings, and used the fire pit and the hot tub.

We brought along our elderly Pomeranian, Rascal and he seemed to have a great time as well. We went on daily one mile walks with him and he practiced going up and down the steps to the porch.

We grilled a lot of food and spent a lot of time together.


The next day, we loaded up for a hike (Rascal stayed at the cabin) and went for a three mile hike on the Mountain Fork River. A very nice trail that is relatively flat.


We didn’t see hardly anybody the whole time.


The weather was sunny and cool. That’s Logan in blue to the back.


At the end of hike we came across a collapsed old building with just the foundation remaining. I love mysteries like this? I’m gong to have to found out what the deal is.

Anyway, that was just the first 24 hours. I got more to tell later.

Sad news from Tulsa today. A gunman barged into a medical office building and killed four people before taking his own life. The Tulsa Police Department was on the scene three minutes after the call came in. They ran up to the second floor where the shots were coming from but they were too late.

Take care I’m linking at Skywatch Friday.

22 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – Getaway to Beaver’s Bend

  1. Vicki

    Looks like a great trip and a very nice cabin! I had never heard of a game named Ladders so I googled it and found Ladder Golf, It looks fun. Rascal is adorable!

    So sad about the shooting! There needs to be something done to prevent them from happening 🙁

  2. Maria

    Hi! Happy weekend!
    Your cabin rental is beautiful! I love looking on Zillow for cabins in beautiful places…
    I also enjoy “The Cabin Chronicles” on the Magnolia Network… but we always think one house is already more than we want to manage! HaHa!
    I have a quick question if you can help. I have an iPhone and it’s been impossible to leave replies to comments for my SkyWatch Friday posts. Even though I’m logged in, it always shows as “anonymous” so I delete them. It works on my laptop, but not from my iPhone (we are camping and I only have my phone)
    Do you have any suggestions?
    Thanks in advance for any help… I can always just wait til I’m home tonight 😊.

  3. A ShutterBug Explores

    Looks and sounds like you had a great time ~ My favorite photo is the monument to the WWII Code talkers ~ ~ brave to them ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  4. Sallie

    We love short getaways and this looks like a great one. Everything you did looks fun. We learned some things about the Code Talkers on our trip here last Fall. Brave men who deserve every honor (which they got sort of belatedly I think)……. very sorry about the bad news from your home town — and from so many other places these days as well.

  5. Penelope Notes

    This does look like a super healthy natural getaway with lots to do, even for the pet. The cabin is perfect in such a setting, sadly amid troubled times that always seem to follow us in the news.

  6. DeniseinVA

    Looks like my kind of place and happy you got away for a few days and enjoyed these beautiful surroundings. I liked the baby Sasquatch too. Years ago I went to a Powow in Washington DC, to celebrate the new American Indian Museum they were building on the Mall. They honored one of the Code Talkers and I felt blessed that I was there to see it. This looks like a beautiful memorial.

    There are not enough words to tell you how very sad I was to hear about this latest shooting.

  7. Nancy Chan

    Looks like a wonderful and enjoyable quiet short trip, just for the family. I like the beautiful cabin that you rented. Cute baby Sasquatich. The shooting is a sick and terrible thing.

  8. Cath's Camera

    Nothing quite like a getaway, I find, especially in nature….I would love to visit there, it sounds lovely and looks awesome. So sorry for all American citizens dealing with the loss of lives from shootings. I honestly thought Sandy Hook would of changed things and it’s sickening to think that more young kids have been sacrificed for this powerful lobby group. God Bless & Keep you all!

  9. JM Illinois U.S.A.

    It is nice that you and your family plus Rascal went on a get-away trip. The area had a cute baby Sasquatch, games to play and trails to walk. Sadly, violence is on the rise in our country.

  10. Ellen M Polyard

    Looks like a great getaway even if it was quick. There’s no better way to recharge than being in nature. Cabins are always great.

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