In 1958, two brothers - both Wichita University students- started a restaurant in a building on the corner of Bluff and Kellogg. They sold pizza, a dish that just beginning to gain popularity in America. They staffed their business with family, friends and fraternity brothers and called it Pizza Hut.
I promised the boys I would take them to the Aviation Museum in Wichita. Sadly, they are closed on Mondays so I scrambled to find a solution! Thanks to Google I read about a Pizza Hut Museum. I was sure I misread it but as I kept reading I discovered Pizza Hut was founded in Wichita by two Wichita State University students. Who knew!? This road trip momma who loves to find cool places was doing the happy dance! I thought it was so neat! This building is the first ever original Pizza Hut restaurant. Now it's a museum!!
It was a tiny little place! I think many of us remember or grew up with Pizza Hut! Once again Wichita or Kansas in general continues to surprise me with hidden gems!
The next time you find yourself near WSU, take a visit. Wichita State is growing and building. It really is a gorgeous University.
Did I mention how much I love Wichita? Or Kansas in general!? For more information click here: Pizza Hut Museum
In February of 2018 we stayed at the enormous Wildhorse Lodge! Y'all, this cabin is so amazing. When you are sitting in the living room you feel like you are actually sitting in the middle of the forest. It is so cool! The Wildhorse Lodge is a REAL timber frame cabin and is over 5,000 square feet and three floors. You have plenty of room to visit with family and friends and several kids. If you hike up just a tad in the backyard you can see this gorgeous view of rolling hills. For more information and to book the Wildhorse Lodge visit Beavers Bend Creative Escape. You can also find them on Faebook and Instagram.
During this visit I schedule a fly fishing lesson with the amazing Morgan. Morgan and her husband Trey Prater both teach fly fishing at the Beavers Bend Fly Shop. This has been on my wish list for a long time. We had to get up early and it was very cold but it was worth it! Fly fishing is not easy but we both caught a fish and had a great time. I only fell in once. Ummm...yes, it was cold! To schedule a fly fishing lesson contact the Beavers Bend Fly Shop located in the Beavers Bend State Park. Thank you Morgan for all of your kindness and patience.
Sweet Morgan left her awesome selfie for us on her phone! :)
WE DID IT!! After we could not wait to eat at the Rolling Fork Takery. One of our favorites in Hochatown.
This is the view from inside the house from just one of several decks. I told you this cabin is HUGE! Look at the view? Literally in the middle of the forest. Makes my heart happy!
Until next time Hochatown....
We had the privilege to stay at the adorable Acadian Cottage! I mean how cute is this cabin? It sleeps up to 4 people. It has one bedroom and a pull out couch. It is French inspired and we had the best time! It sits up high on a hill and is the pefect place to soak in the surroundings and relax! You can explore more photos and book at Beavers Bend Luxury Cabin Rentals. You can also find them on Facebook and Instagram.
We had so much fun this trip exploring new cabin developments and going back to Beavers Bend Mining. The boys love that! They have their new dinosaur exhibit so we had to try it out.
Dinosaurs, new creeks we found, and also trying the new Lil' Darlin Popcorn Co. food truck located near Beavers Bend Mining. So good! I love the Ginger Ale and the boys loved their slushies. Hochatown never disappoints. We had such a wonderful weekend staying in a gorgeous and adorable cabin.
Until next time Hochatown.....
We decided to head back down to Broken Bow for Labor Day weekend! We were so excited to stay at the Whitetail Ridge Cabin with Beavers Bend Experience! This cabin is so unique! It sits up high on the ridge and overlooks Beavers Bend State Park!! Wow, so neat! You can even hike from your cabin right down to the river to fish! I mean look at this VIEW from the DECK! Incredible! The kitchen even had windows with this view. It was so cozy and breathtaking!
This is the view heading up the the Whitetail Ridge Cabin! Amazing and rare!
Below is the view of the cabin from HWY 259A.
Whitetail Ridge has two large master bedrooms downstairs with large bathrooms, guest bathroom and two sleeping areas upstairs with another large bathrooms and rock shower. It is very cozy! I love the couches and fireplace!
We spent the day exploring Beavers Bend State Park and Kayaking! We found a new area they have cleared away and for visitors. It is gorgeous!
This new area we found below was so awesome!
This is one of my favorite areas withing Beavers Bend State Park! You can kayak, paddleboat, canoe, or swim!
Before we left Broken Bow on Labor Day (leaving is the worst!) the boys wanted to play golf. I really enjoy this super cute and shady golf mini golf course. It is animated and really fun!
This mini golf course is called Old West Town Mini Golf
Summer is STILL here so let me share one of our Broken Bow summer trips! In June we took our yearly B.B. trip with our dear friends from Dallas, Texas. They have two boys the same age as our two older boys and the kids were already talking about returning for another fun weekend! Personally, I really love traveling in the month of July! June is so busy with end of school, graduations, weddings, and birthdays (at least in our family)! July is the middle of the summer and my favorite time to just relax. We left on July 4th for Broken Bow! We met our friends from Dallas which is only 2.5 hours for them. We booked our cabin with Blue Beavers at the Sweet Creeks cabin.
We LOOOVED this cabin!!! It was on a cul-de-sac, set down off the road, and was very open in the family room area which was perfect for 5 wild boys! It had large windows, a pation with tables, hot tub, and two creeks in the back. So cozy!!!! For more photos and to book this wonderful cabin click here:
For the 4th we decided to do our own fireworks, grill out and let the boys run wild!
For our second day we visited Beavers Bend Mining and the Petting Zoo. These are very fun and simple activities for families but the kids love it!
Of course, the BEST activity in Broken Bow is boating! We love Beavers Bend Marina because you can easily rent a boat, jet ski, or even a house boat. The lake is gorgeous!!!!! You cannot build near the lake so when you are on your boat you just see gorgeous scenery and it is so much fun!!! We had this on our to do list! www.beaversbendmarina.com
Friday we had a very special activity planned. We made a reservation at the Endangered Ark Foundation in Hugo, OK. An hour east of Broken Bow. This is a MUST do! You have to be on time so please give yourself plenty of wiggle room. It is the second largest home to Asian Elephants in America and they also take are of retired circus elephants. I suggest visiting in the cooler months. July was HOOOOT! You can find our more information here: www.endangeredarkfoundation.org
After your visit a very popular place to eat is the Buffalo Grill!! Ummmm, we would travel back to Hugo just to eat there! Going to Hugo, OK to see the elephants is a must do!!
Saturday we headed home already planning our next getaway.
When you book your cabin in Broken Bow, it IS part of your experience. The cabins are so fun and gorgeous. Many have game-rooms, hot tubs, outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, etc. Everyone can relax and enjoy! We will be posting more in the future about the cabins we love!! For any questions on cabins or visiting broken bow please contact me at email@example.com
Until next time Hochatown...