What We Do Around Here for Fun

April 28, 2010Katie

If you’ve never been to Oklahoma City, we have some pretty neat stuff. 

Seriously!  Why are you laughing?

We have a lake that sits in Northwest Oklahoma City called Lake Hefner.

The great thing about this is, if you have a boat, you can go to the lake any night of the week without having to wait for the weekend.

So this is a favorite thing for us to do for a little “getaway feeling” on a work-night.

We hook up our boat.

Sometimes we go out alone for a romantic date night.  We pack a picnic, go float, and watch the sun go down.  More recently though, I read a book while Mr. Wonderful fishes.  HEY!  Someone tell the man this isn’t “date night activity”!

Sometimes, though, we grab some good friends like Rick and Nancy.

You might remember Nancy from my earring giveaway she sponsored.  She is an awesome jewelry designer. Check out her website at Dragonfly In Amber Design. 

***Bonus for you!  Nancy has offered to anyone reading this that if you go to her site and leave a comment on the guestbook saying that you visited  because of reading my blog, she will send you a 50% off coupon code for any one of her items!  COOL!  Click here!

We pull up to the docks and we climb into the boat while Mr. Wonderful backs the trailer down into the water.

Then he goes and parks the SUV and the trailer while I pull the boat up to the dock and wait for him to jump in.

Then we head off across the lake, leaving only our wake behind us.

After we tool around a bit on the water, we head over to The East Wharf, where there are some great restaurants.

Along the way, there are some beautiful sights.

And we wave at some friends.

Nope, we didn’t know that guy, but boat people and Oklahoma people are just friendly to each other.

Pretty soon we see the lighthouse.

And we head for the cove, just to the right of the lighthouse.  We pass Louie’s, a great burger joint, and home of some really good fried green beans.

**Mental note to self – I am definitely going to try to re-create those fried green beans.

Next we pass Mama Rojas, which was our destination, but we were headed to the docks to park the boat, so se kept going.

See those giant garage door looking things? They’ll put those up on a super nice night on their glassed-in porch.

We kept on going and soon you’ll see Red Rock Canyon Grill, who has undoubtably the best Stuffed Pablano I’ve ever had in my life.

Also, the screens you see on the far side of the building?  At sundown, bells and whistles sound and those screens are raised which causes a big ruckus for a minute.  That walkway you see to the right goes down to the docks. If you call ahead and order, someone will bring your order right down to your boat from Red Rock.  That’s what I call curb dock side service.

You can’t see the other restaurant, Lakeside Bar & Grill from the cove, as it actually fronts out on the lake, but it would be two buildings past Red Rock.  All of the restaurants have glassed-in and regular patios, and Red Rock has an awesome fire pit you can lounge around on their porch.

We pull into the docks.  There are two courtesy slips for the East Wharf restaurant-goers to pull into.   We pull in, disrupting that poor fisherman and climb out of the boat.

The guys hop out and then help us.  Nancy hands me my purse  Unlike a car, there is no locked trunk in a boat.

Rick took a cute shot of Mr. Wonderful and I.

And then we trekked on up to Mama Roja’s.  I tasted a tomatillo avocado salsa that made me swoon.

And when we came out a little while later, we saw a beautiful site.

We jumped into the boat and headed back down the cove.

The sky was magnificent in shades of blues, pinks and purples.

The lighthouse….gorgeous.

Look real close and you can see the young couple making out behind the lighthouse.  They thought they were safe from prying eyes!

And this, my friends, is what we do around here for fun.

What do you do where you live for fun?

**Thanks to Rick for most of these pictures.  My camera stunk last night!


  • Nancy Jackson

    April 28, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Loved it! But my pic was not flatering! Thanks for the mention of Dragonfly In Amber Designs. If anyone goes to my site and leaves a comment on the guestbook that they visited because of this blog, I will send them a 50% off any one item gift code. How about that? Also, I am handing you your purse, not visa versa, te he. Love ya Katie!!!
  • Nancy Jackson

    April 28, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Bad link above. I type faster than I think! It is... www.DragonflyInAmberDesigns.com
  • dishinanddishes

    April 28, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Nancy - your picture was CUTE! Course I think mine was horrible too ... thanks for the heads up - I don't know my own purse...or something!
  • Melisa Zimmerman

    April 28, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    The pink purple color the sky gets (just like in your picture) is my favorite color in the world. God made it just for me.
    1. dishinanddishes

      April 28, 2010 at 6:08 pm

      Melisa - isn't God good?
  • Baloney

    April 28, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I miss Lake Hefner. We lived in OKC for 4 years and used to go walk around the lake. A tornado came through while we lived there and our neighbors in the Village found someone's boat seat in their backyard. Good times!
    1. dishinanddishes

      April 28, 2010 at 6:07 pm

      Baloney - yes! There is an awesome walking track! Good point!
  • Kristen

    April 30, 2010 at 10:24 am

    My sister lives in OKC and I am there all the time (I'm from Kansas City) and had no idea that this beautiful lake was there!

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