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Friday, June 20, 2008

Turner Falls in Davis, Oklahoma

Oklahoma has many beautiful features, but the natural falls and swimming holes at Turner Falls have been drawing visitors for over 140 years. Located in the Arbuckle Mountains just outside of Davis, OK it was a short drive from our cabin so we decided to make it one of the first stops on our trip.

The park charges an entrance fee, a day pass is around $11, but if you bring some picnic supplies you can spend an entire day swimming, hiking or just sketching the falls. I recommend visiting the park on a weekday, we went on a Thursday afternoon and there were many grills, tables and shady places to sit readily available. I heard from the locals that the weekends are packed and that it is not quite as nice.

Because our cabin was too warm to stay in during the hottest part of the day, we went to Sulphur to bowl. The alley was very small with only 8 lanes, but the Replica Patek Philippe people were super friendly and the games were cheap. We bowled three games before we got hungry enough to eat at the local oriental restaurant. The food was pretty bad, bland and lifeless and the service was only slightly better.

We did find a diner down the road from our cabin that served some pretty groovy onion burgers. It was not the best I have had, but it was far from the worst!Replica Panerai watches The establishment is not a diner, but a grill & bait store with small tables for eating outside or you can eat inside on the large 8 foot table and watch your food being made. It is the unlikely home to some pretty tasty burgers and right by the boat ramp, it could not be in a better place.

We were disappointed with the cabin we rented (Moonlight Bay Chalet), but we were happy with the location. Everything was close and the area has an abundance of attractions, I definitely recommend visiting the Davis / Sulphur area with the whole family.

Dianne M. Jones


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