New Year, New Me

Hi friends! Kalli here helping you ring in the new year!  Christmas has come and gone, and it’s time to face the reality that 2017 is over, I mean really over. YIKES! Each year, when planning resolutions, I make it a point to reflect on the past year, and make a list of all the ideas, plans and events that went well, and those that didn’t too. That list guides my resolutions for the next year. I hang my resolutions in my room so I wake up each morning knowing what my yearly goals are!

For 2018, I’m setting 10 goals of things I want to accomplish in Chickasaw Country, and I think you should too!


Ten things I plan to do in Chickasaw Country in 2018:

1.Travel more: I want to explore every small town and find every hidden treasure in Oklahoma! I want to swim at Turner Falls and zipline at the 777 Zip! I want to jump at Urban Air Park and win at laser tag at Lazer Zone Family Fun Center! Who’s with me?!

Girl kayaking on Lake Murray in Oklahoma

2.Take more pictures: During my travels this year, I plan to take more pictures and Instagram more! This is great news for you! I want to show-off how beautiful south-central Oklahoma is to all my followers! While I’m traveling more, I’ll be taking snapshots of all the beautiful places to share with you!

3.Shop local: I love shopping, and I always try to shop local! I want to find unique gifts for people I love from local boutiques and fill my closet with the cutest clothes from stores in south-central Oklahoma!

Young woman holding two shopping bags at The White Feather in Oklahoma

4.Become a regular at a local restaurant: I want to find my hangout! I watch Friends almost every day, and I want to find MY south-central Central Perk where everyone knows my name! There are so many different types of restaurants in Chickasaw Country so I have plenty to choose from! Help me decide, what’s your favorite hangout in Chickasaw Country?

5.Hike in all 13 counties: I want to hike in all 13 counties in Chickasaw Country including these great hikes! The Chickasaw National Recreation Area is a beautiful place to hike in Sulphur! Have you been? I also want to hike around Lake Murray and hang out at Tucker Tower for the best views of the lake! 

Telescope looking over lake at Lake Murry in Oklahoma

6.Catch a 10-lb. Bass: Chickasaw Country has 18 lakes and I want to take advantage of Oklahoma’s beautiful spring and summer weather! I’ll bring my fishin’ pole and tackle box to catch a fish from one of south-central Oklahoma’s lakes!

Girl holding fishing pole in Chickasaw Country

7.Meet Blake Shelton: I’m going to hang out at Ole Red all the time until I meet Chickasaw Country’s own, Blake Shelton! I want a picture for my Insta, okay? I know you’re thinking the same.

8.Win $5 at a casino: On a Friday night, I am going to take a trip to WinStar World Casino and win $5! Big goal, right? While I’m there I’m also going to attend one of the hundreds of concerts and eat at one of the many restaurants at WinStar!

9.Visit an art gallery: Chickasaw Country is home to amazing artists, and I want to spend an afternoon exploring the art at a local gallery. It will be a perfect way to relax and learn about art and culture.

10.Relax at the Artesian Hotel: After all of these fun activities, I want to spend a day relaxing at the Artesian Hotel in the Sole’renity Spa with my gal pals! Come along with me and let’s get a massage, manicure and a facial. Sounds like the perfect day to me!


Okay y’all, I’m ready for 2018 now! How about you?! Make your own list and while you are out and about exploring south-central Oklahoma remember to use #routeCC on Twitter and Instagram, and you might be featured on our social media! (Hey, that’s a good goal!)


Looking forward to 2018 with you all!




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