To Be a Kid Again
Wednesday 18th of August 2010 07:10 AM
By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Reporter
Kansas Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
Lurking somewhere beneath a 54-year-old exterior is a little boy just itching to play. Randy got his chance last Friday at Turner Falls, 75 miles south of Oklahoma City, just off I-35.
We went to Oklahoma for a wedding on Saturday but left a day early for a mini vacation. Randy & Brent had visited Turner Falls on a father-son trip several years ago.
Randy said he thought I'd enjoy photographing the falls. But I think there was an ulterior motive hidden somewhere in there.
Randy was ready to dive into some summer fun.
For the record, the TV weathermen informed us that Friday was the hottest day of 2010 in Oklahoma. As the person who was not in the water, I will concur.
The area with the diving board and slide was called The Big Blue Lagoon. (We decided that was more appealing than the Big Green Lagoon, which would probably have been more accurate.)
Turner Falls Park is nestled in the Arbuckle Mountains. (Again, probably a more accurate depiction would be the Arbuckle Hills, but as a fellow flatlander, I can understand the sentiment.)
Turner Falls Park is the oldest park in Oklahoma. As early as 1868, Turner Falls, located near Davis, Okla., has been a popular recreational area. Many springs from the Arbuckle Mountains form Honey Creek, which cascades down a 77-foot waterfall to a natural swimming pool.
And, for the record, I did enjoy photographing the falls.
I just wish it had been about 20 degrees cooler!
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