Weekend in Broken Bow

My mom's birthday was just a few weeks after Sid's! My Uncle Jim has a cabin in Broken Bow and he was going to be there for the weekend of her birthday. My mom was going, too - so we decided to join them for a quick weekend getaway! It's just under a 4 hour drive, not bad!

If you've ever been on a road trip with my husband, then you know you better be ready for whiplash at any given moment if he spots a good lookin' food (aka whole in the wall!) joint! He will flip that car around so fast you won't even know what hit you! This is what happened on our way to Oklahoma! This is definitely one of the things I love about him.

It was a hoooooooot Texas summer day and we ate outside on the side of the highway! BUT - it was one of the best hamburgers ever!!

As you can see, it was totally open aired. Even though it was hot, there was a breeze and shade, thankfully. Sid was in total heaven because he was able to watch all the big trucks zoom right past us on the highway. It was a fun little lunch stop :)

Not hot at all ;)
We were the first to arrive at Blackberry. I was ready to get Sid all set up for nap time. We hauled his stuff upstairs, only to find that the room for Sid had been infested by bees! Ah! We then realized that the air was not coming on upstairs either. THEN - we began to notice more bees around, in the big cabin windows mainly. We called my uncle who was an hour away. Thankfully his room downstairs didn't have any bees in it, so we were able to get Sid down for a nap using his room. Thank goodness the downstairs AC worked!

By the time Uncle Jim got there, he was able to get an AC repair man out there that day to fix the upstairs. He got in touch with a beekeeper who told us he wouldn't be able to come out until the next day, but not to worry because they wouldn't bother us during the night. I guess we felt pretty good about that, as we weren't noticing anymore coming in, and the ones that were in seemed to not be buzzing as the evening started to set in.

The next day we hung out at the house waiting on the bee keeper to show up. Sid had a nice breakfast and then played with his legos that we brought with us.

It was really interesting watching him do his work and learning about how these very intelligent insects operate. For lunch we went for some fried catfish at Steven's Gap. It was very very good. We took some back to Uncle Jim because he didn't get join us because the beekeeper was still at the cabin.

After lunch, the bees were all gone. Orrrrr, so we thought! I went upstairs to put Sid down for his nap, and next thing we know, we see where TONS of bees were clustering just outside of the bedroom. I completely freaked! We carefully aborted nap time, gathered all of our stuff from upstairs, and evicted the cabin for a hotel room. The beekeeper came back and took care of the rest of the bees overnight. 

We went out to dinner on Saturday night and then came back to the hotel and celebrated my mom's birthday! Sean made her crepe cake! It was delicious, but sadly, since we were in the hotel room and not the cabin, we weren't able to top it with the scrumptious chocolate ganache. We settled for Hershey's chocolate syrup instead. O'well, it did the trick!

Sunday morning we got up and headed out for a boat ride! At first, Sid wasn't so sure about the boat. But once the motor started he was fine and ready to go!

After a while on the lake, the sun started to get too hot. We went back to my uncle's cabin to check out the non-bee situation :) We soon loaded up and hit the road back to TX. We absolutely love Broken Bow and know we will be back for more memories, hopefully with no bees next time, ha!

note -

This trip post is way (as in almost a year) behind. There is one story that I'd like to tell that happened on our first night there. I can't remember the sequence of it all, so I'm adding it down here.

The first night we were there, my mom was later showing up. We waited on her arrival before having dinner. We were celebrating her retirement and 65th birthday over the weekend. But, we also had some rather special news to share with her! 

Before dinner, Uncle Jim fixed everyone a cocktail to celebrate. Once we settled on the couch for a visit, Sean handed her a FedEX envelope addressed to her. She was very confused, but opened it anyway. It was a letter from "Chateau Parks", letting her know that there was going to be some remodeling happening and her room at the chateau was going through some changes. Long story short - this was us announcing to her that we were expecting a baby in February!! She about fell off the sofa! 

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