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2011/158: Memorial Day Getaway – 3

Lake Texoma, Denison Dam, part 1
Thanks to our good old-fashioned road atlas I spotted Denison Dam right on the Oklahoma/Texas border, and suggested stopping there.  Not exactly what I expected to see, and I wasn’t impressed at all, but it was a nice place to stop. The girls even found some seashells lakeshells.
The girls and I wore flip-flops, which weren’t exactly the ideal foot wear for waking around on all these loose rocks, but we didn’t feel like digging our socks and sneakers out of the car.

Texas is so flat, that on a clear Monday morning you can see all the way to Wednesday! 😉

Whatever that thing in the water is, must be part of the dam? This was the lake side of the dam.

We just took a quick look at the lake side, and then drove to the river side of the dam, and took the steps down to the river.

Told you it wasn’t very impressive!

Purposely not looking at the camera!

15 responses

  1. It seems like you and your family had a great getaway. Your first photo of the vast, flat country around that straight road is great.

    7. June, 2011 at 04:55

  2. doreen3boys

    We were in Oklahoma in 2001, I remember that was really flat too, right? lol at seeing to wednesday, so funny. maybe not impressive but quality time spent together, being unplugged (lol!) that’s what matters most!

    7. June, 2011 at 06:30

    • Yup, Oklahoma is pretty flat, too, at least around the TX border
      Unplugged is right! Greg was going to take the laptop, but I talked him into leaving it at home. I like having it on vacation, but it wasn’t worth lugging with us when we’re gone for just one night.

      7. June, 2011 at 17:37

  3. dalia

    that is flat!!
    somehow you manage to make it look pretty!

    7. June, 2011 at 06:51

    • Thanks, Dalia.
      “Objects in photos are not as pretty as they appear” LOL 😉

      7. June, 2011 at 17:38

  4. Did you get any complaints from the girls about being taken to places that didn’t exist and such over your weekend? I can just imagine my kids if we set off on a road to nowhere, dragging them away from their computers. Hmmm… maybe I should do just that – though it is hard to justify with the price of gasoline these days.

    7. June, 2011 at 14:07

    • Nope, no complaints. They were too busy with their Nintendo DSs. They got to swim at the hotel, that’s pretty much all they cared about . I think the coconut macaroons for dessert on Sunday helped, too 😉

      7. June, 2011 at 17:40

  5. Sometimes discovery is not very rewarding but keep trying. One never knows when you’ll strike gold.

    7. June, 2011 at 15:49

  6. Well the river side of your dam certainly looks much more interesting than the lake side, and it seems as though the kids agree too… Mine would have loved just paddling about in the water… Lol at seeing all the way to Wednesday… but an even bigger one at Karen and the price of gas these days… I filled my car up tonight, at a very competitively priced $10.61 a gallon… and yes, that is converted to US Dollars !!…

    7. June, 2011 at 16:55

    • You might change your mind when you see Thursday’s post! MY favorite part of the dam WAS actually on the river side.
      And yes, gas is certainly cheap here, compared to Europe. Do you buy your gas per liter (or I should say litre 😉 ) or per gallon?

      7. June, 2011 at 17:44

  7. I admire your adventurous spirit. 🙂

    I can’t believe how flat that road is in the first picture. Amazing.

    7. June, 2011 at 17:26

    • Thanks, Robin.
      One of the most fun trips we ever took was back in 2006, when Greg saw a “Diners, Drive-ins & Dives” type of show on TV about a restaurant in St. Louis, Missouri, and we decided to just go! I think we left a day or two later, and I got to meet an online friend in person, who lived 2 hours away from St. Louis in Illinois.

      7. June, 2011 at 17:48

  8. Becky Sue

    I’m always struck by how big the sky looks when there are no hills/mountain/trees to block it.

    15. June, 2011 at 07:40

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