Friday, July 1, 2011

Beavers Bend Resort State Park

All is well with us. We've not had phone service or computer access for the past two weeks.

We spent 10 days at Beavers Bend Resort State Park. Our site was located in the Buckeye RV Area. We had a beautiful site under the large pine trees with the sites alongside the Mountain Fork River. Our site (31) was nice and level with a concrete pad, 30 AMP hook up, bar b q, picnic table and good water pressure. The circle of Buckeye is one way and the large pine trees are very close to the road making it a bit uneasy. But we were able to maneuver our way through. Half of the sites are on the river.

We arrived Sunday, June 19th about 12:30 and had to wait for almost 2 hours for our site to become available. It was occupied by a park ranger that was in No hurry to move his fifth wheel. It was extremely hot out and we sat in the truck with the AC running so we didn’t die from heat stroke.  

We camped with eleven other women. Four of the women are from the San Antonio area of Texas, two from Oklahoma City, five from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This group is occupying 4 camp sites and one cabin.

We already knew two of the women from Texas. Last year they mentioned this annual Beavers Bend vacation thing they do each year we just invited ourselves to tag along.  We are so glad they let us join along. We are all having a great time visiting and getting to know one another.

One evening we all went out for dinner and then to the casino in Broken Bow to play the penny slots in memory of our friend, Bonnie. Bonnie loved to play the slots and was supposed to have joined us on this trip. Unfortunately, Bonnie past away suddenly just a couple of weeks ago. Dawn and I had only met Bonnie once but these other women have known her for over twenty years.

We’ve gone as a group and eaten at the local restaurant here in the park and we’ve also eaten at the Mexican food restaurant in Broken Bow. We also had dinner at the cabin a couple of nights for home cooked meals.
The women staying in the cabin left on Friday morning so that left 9 of us until the 30th.

Dawn‘s headaches finally subsided on Saturday, June 25th. It has been hard for her to stay indoors and suffer with headaches and not be able to visit or take part in the boat rides or canoe trips.

Luckily she is feeling much better and able to enjoy herself. Matter of fact, she fixed breakfast for the group one morning and dinner that night.

Monday morning eight of us rented kayaks and explored the river. Shortly after we got started down the river there was a rocky area with some rapids and Dawn turned her kayak over. Luckily, we were in shallow water and Donna was able to help Dawn get the water out of her kayak and get her back on her way. It was smooth sailing after that and everyone had a great time and got plenty of sun.

Our Review;

±   Shaded, level paved sites, grill, picnic table, wildlife, lake, 30amp, good water pressure, friendly staff, river, restaurant, park store,  

-  Distance to shopping & fuel, No Verizon Signal, No TV signal, old restrooms, busy park,