2/5/10

My World


Beaver in the panhandle of Okieland is full of surprises. Including the fact they host the annual World Cow-Chip Throwing Championship, an event I plan to get to in 2010, can you just imagine the photo opportunities!


They're not at all shy about their claim to fame, this Beaver relocates around town throughout the year to advertise the fact.


Beaver is also home to a State Park consisting of some large and very popular sand dunes.


Not really a sight you expect to come across out here!


Adventurous off-roaders are attracted here in droves, even on a sunny mid-winter day.


Although I have to say, I was slightly dubious about the possible 'additional services' offered by the towns main motel, after seeing this advertisement!

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20 comments:

Rob Inukshuk said...

Oh yes, looking forward to your visit to the World Cow-Chip Throwing Championship!

A fun post of what looks like a fun place!

Carolyn Ford said...

What a hoot! What a fun post!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sarah: Never picked up a cow chip to throw, don't they know what end of the cow it comes from.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Never been there, looks fun though.

Flea said...

Ooo! When's the chip contest? I might throw the family and dogs in ye olde minivan for that!

Elaine Warner said...

You have to have just the right climate to be Cow Chip Capital, I was in Alabama a few years ago for a festival exchange between Guymon and Foley, AL and one of the highlights was supposed to be a chip-throwing contest between officials of the two towns. Seems there's a bit more humidity there. The ammunition was un-dehydrated! The guys gamely tossed the chips but skipped the winner-loser handshake afterwards.

Marites said...

sounds like a fun event! i like the sunny, bright weather on your photos.

CambridgeLady said...

Cow chip throwing? Is that the same as cow chip bingo?

Love the sunshine :)

Carver said...

What a fun sequence. The hotel sign totally cracked me up.

LadyFi said...

Additional service? The mind boggles...

What do you do when you throw cow chips! Are they like bovine pommes frites? ;-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My ----I don't want to miss your photos from the Cow-Chip-Throwing Contest. Should be a total HOOT...

Great pictures... During this time of year, when it is so icy/snowy, drab, dark and dreary here---I love seeing pictures of your area with those beautiful skies!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Daryl said...

Funny and fun ... only on OK

wncmountainliving said...

we have those here too but I have never been. Looking forward to you writng about yours!

Sherri said...

Thanks for the chuckle when I read your post!

imac said...

I take it cowchip is cowplop over here.
Looks interesting, hope ite dry when throwing.lol.

Vickie said...

When does this take place? I would love to go! DH and I plan to buy an RV when we retire retire and travel to all of the fests we can find and this one would be on the list! I am mentally picturing what the T-shirts must look like.....

Jill of All Trades said...

I actually think that sounds like fun.

Pam said...

Oh I had a great comment about Big Boy Motel, but for the sake of this being a family site, I zipped it. I've always wanted to go to that event too.

Janie said...

Yes! You must attend the cow-chip throwing contest. Sounds like fantastic blogging material...
I might be a bit leery of that motel, too. The sand dunes look fun, though.

Louise said...

What a fascinating place that must be! I'd definitely be back for the cow-chip throwing (whatever that turns out to be in a place called Beaver)...