Saturday, April 9, 2016

Chaparral Retreat in bloom - April 2016

Current photos of the grounds.  I'm still working on picking up leaves that fell last fall.

 The rest of the irises have
buds on them, about to pop!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Spring and summer in Blaine County

Who remembers swimming in this spring-fed natural pool? 
My husband grew up one mile from this park, on Hwy 8A outside of Watonga, OK. The first time he brought me from Texas to meet his family, we went out to Roman Nose State Park and I saw this swimming hole. It was beautiful. Now I live in that family home and we call it the Chaparral Retreat, a Bed & Breakfast. The swimming hole has been "updated" but the park is still a natural wonder. The swimming pool opens on Memorial Day weekend. The B&B is open year'round. We serve wood-fired pizza dinners and host Oklahoma House Concerts. Check us out at!