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.
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.
In Altus, Oklahoma, one of the biggest events of the year is the Rockin’ Rumble. It’s talked up for months. People plan their schedules around it. What is it? It’s a car show, folks. The links above contain affiliate links, which means I get a few cents (at no extra cost to you) if you book… Read More Life in Altus: Rockin’ Rumble
Imagine a small town carnival meets flea market. Now add any rattlesnake-related activity, wise idea or not. What you’re picturing is the Rattlesnake Derby. … Read More Life in Altus: Rattlesnake Derby
Our first weekend in Oklahoma, some friends invited us to go hiking. We weren’t sure what that would be like, since everything you can see is farmland. But Lauren & Austin grabbed their dogs and took us to Quartz Mountain State Park! These links contain affiliate links, which means I get a few cents (at no… Read More Quartz Mountain in Winter
An hour from Altus, Oklahoma sits the Wichita Mountains, which provide some proper hiking. So when Ben requested a hike, we piled in the car to Cache, home of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. These links contain affiliate links, which means I get a few cents (at no extra cost to you) if you book or buy… Read More A Snowy Hike in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
Over the years following my study abroad in Australia, several of my international friends visited me. I was thrilled to see them but always struggled with where to take them. After taking them on a tour of my campus, feeding them North Carolina barbecue, and introducing them to my local friends, I was always at a loss… Read More Triangle Bucket List: a conclusion