While on another mother-daughter road trip, I found the best zipline course, a winery, and a brewery. My mom accompanied me to only one – you guessed it – it’s wine time for us! A road trip to Broken Bow, Oklahoma, did us a heaping bit of good out in nature.
Mother-Daughter Road Trip To Broken Bow
Another mother-daughter road trip in the books for us. This marks the third one we’ve done together in the last four years. The first one was a trip to see the Magnolia Market in Waco, and the second road trip was to Grand Junction, CO, to visit family. I’m sure there’s been more, but I believe my son was with us.
My mom is getting to where she can’t remember things and navigating was not her most vital point on the trip, so I just let her enjoy the ride. Her little dog, Lily, went with us, so she was busy with her because she doesn’t like road trips. If you have an elder mom or dad or a grandparent, I wrote about tips on traveling with the elderly that might help your vacation go a little smoother.
Road Trip to Broken Bow “for Wine”
We arrived early, so mom and I grabbed some handmade cheese sticks at Grateful Head Pizza then went across the street to Girls Gone Wine. Probably the most memorable part of the whole trip for us. I mean, who doesn’t have fun at a winery, specially decorated in pink (inside)! My mom is a hoot when she drinks wine …and only one glass is all she needs!
They had a free wine tasting, and if you bought a glass of wine, you got to take the glass home, which we did! There are other wineries in the area, and I believe they all have free wine tastings.
Grateful Head Pizza is a favorite among the locals and visitors. The inside was closed, and it was too cold for my mom to eat on their outdoor patio even though they told me they would turn on the heater, so we ate out homemade cheese sticks in the car.
Also, mom and I had the best hamburger we’ve had in a long time at Mountain Fork Brewery in Broken Bow. The fries weren’t that good, but that hamburger was the bomb. And while you’re eating, you can watch how beer is made through the large glass windows.
Cabins in Broken Bow
So, Brody and I met this family a couple of weeks ago when we were zip lining in East Texas. It turns out; he owns a cabin in Broken Bow – Hochatown. I told him I was writing an article on Fun Outdoor Experiences in Broken Bow (coming out later this month) for TravelAwaits and was looking for a place to stay. He was kind enough to let me stay in his cabin for a couple of nights. I thought my mom would enjoy the road trip to Broken Bow with me and was glad she went. She’s 82 years old and doesn’t get to travel like her, and my dad used to back in the day.
I call him a friend (but I guess he’s an acquaintance as I probably won’t see him again), has a wonderful luxury cabin in the woods with breathtaking views of a creek, tall trees, and other luxury cabins. His cabin’s name is Aspen Aspirations and can be viewed at Rustic Luxe Cabins Broken Bow. The house sleeps 8 with all the amenities you could ever want and dream about. The land the cabin sits on is what’s so breathtaking. There are stairs (lots of stairs) that go down to the creek where you can walk around and listen to the creek’s ripples’ sounds. There is also an outdoor firepit on one side of the cabin with chairs around it. It’s definitely worth checking out on the website. My photos above only show part of the inside. The website shows everything, including the outdoor fireplace and the spacious hot tub.
Ziplining in Broken Bow
Attractions and activities are huge parts of a vacation. Finding fun is always my top priority. Is it yours too? Where ever I road trip to, I look for a zip line to zip.
After zipping over Broken Bow Lake and having all the feels of nature all around me, I’ve deemed myself a zipline junkie …and bought the t-shirt!
Well, it was a quick road trip to Broken Bow and Hochatown, but a memorable one. It took us way longer to get home because I thought I knew the way back home and didn’t use my GPS. I took a wrong turn and ended up back where I practically started. Lesson learned – set your GPS every time!