Last week, the folks and I took a 6-day retreat and flew to visit family in Plano, TX. My sister-in-law, acutely aware of our past roadtrips, insisted that I create an itinerary so we can take a few days and go exploring somewhere while we're here.
It was a little more challenging to research, since there aren't many notable federal/state parks within a 3-hour drive of the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro vicinity. Since my folks haven't been to Oklahoma yet, I figured to mark another state off their bucket list and focus on the areas between the border and Oklahoma City. I came up with the following:
A) Lake Murray State Park
B) Chickasaw National Recreation Area
C) Turner Falls Park
Of course, I just happen to be looking in one of the hardest-hit drought areas in the nation, so I was not exactly hopeful to see what the online pictures were showcasing. But I attempted to make the best hand with the cards given. We rented a cabin near Sulphur, OK that we would stay overnight and use as our center.
I'm not counting this as part of our regular roadtrip series, but thought it may give some insight for other travelers interested in this area. Here's my report on our 2-day "microtrip" to the OK. Days are broken up by posts.