One of the great advantages of moving west is a change of hiking scenery! My east coast self equates hikes with forests, rivers and mountain views. Here in Oklahoma it’s more cacti and rocks, but we’ve still managed to find some mountain views at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Charons Garden trail.
Earlier this month Altus hosted Air Power Over Altus, our base’s air show! Held every three years, it’s probably the biggest event Altus AFB throws. The Altus air show is part festival, part show of skill, part recruitment effort, and part community outreach.
Happy September!! Labor Day’s arrival this weekend always signals one thing: fall is just around the corner! Whether you think autumn represents football, pumpkin spice lattes, back to school, or cozy sweaters, everyone has something they love about fall. I’m looking forward to not sweating every time I set foot outside.
August has arrived in all it’s sweatiness. I’m seriously unsure how people lived in Oklahoma before air conditioning. Confession: going back to the south this month, I was caught off guard by the southern humidity. But then I came back to Oklahoma and I’m sweating at 7 a.m., so who’s to say which is worse.
Moving to a small town brings some obvious changes. Shopping for anything beyond groceries means a day trip to another town. Ethnic restaurants barely exist. There’s no apple store at the mall for when your computer crashes. There’s no mall, for that matter. These are obvious, right? When we moved to our small town I… Read More 7 surprising things about living in a small town
June was full of regular life stuff: hosting friends for dinners, training the dog, realizing you have no shorts and going straight to the store. The heat has really kicked in here: a 110° day happened more than once. I continue to see hilarious things about my small town, such as noticing the pontoon houseboat… Read More Goals: July
AAAAnd it’s somehow already July. Insert reference to how fast the year has gone here. Earlier this week I sat down and did a six month check in on my annual goals. Looking at the bigger picture every few months has been crazy helpful, and I wish I did it more. Maybe I need to… Read More Halfway highlights of 2017