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Posts tagged “Oklahoma

2011/323: On The Lookout

2011/322: Mount Scott

The best part of Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge.

The view on the drive to the top

At the top

Playing around in the (thankfully mostly empty) parking lot at the top of Mount Scott. This is the highest you can go by car. If you have one of those little Smart Cars, you could probably lift it onto the rocks and get to the true top of the mountain at 2464 ft (751 m) above sea level 😉

2011/321: Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Our last stop on our Oklahoma Adventure, and my least favorite.
Sure, it was pretty cool seeing buffalo, but most everything else was kinda boring in my opinion. The highlight came at the end, before we left the wildlife refuge, and I’ll post pictures of that tomorrow.

2011/320: Taking The Scenic Route

Simply a MUST when you’re on an adventure!

2011/319: Sunrise And Fog

This was on our last day of our recent Oklahoma getaway. We left the hotel (not so) bright and (very) early, because we had a long drive ahead of us, with lots of back roads, and still one last scheduled stop on our list.
I made Greg pull over so I could get out of the car for these shots. Something I usually don’t ask him to do.

2011/316: Forest Flowers

2011/315: Roman Nose State Park (2)

2011/314: Roman Nose State Park (1)

2011/313: On The Railing

What better place to photograph fallen leaves than on the railing of a wooden bridge?
These were all taken at Red Rock Canyon State Park in Oklahoma.

2011/312: Autumn’s Beauty (2)

From our recent week-end getaway to Oklahoma.

2011/311: Autumn’s Beauty (1)

From our recent week-end getaway to Oklahoma.

2011/309: Red Rock Canyon State Park

On day 2 of our recent week-end getaway to Oklahoma, we left the hotel after breakfast and made our way to Red Rock Canyon State Park, on State Highway 8, about 10 miles south of Hinton, OK.

We stopped here for a few minutes to enjoy the view.

This duck (goose?) saw us and came swimming over, hoping to get a little breakfast, and model for a little photo shoot. Sara was taking pictures with her cell phone’s camera.

2011/302: Sulphur, Oklahoma

The kids didn’t have school this past Monday, and Greg took the day off work. I had just gotten some Oklahoma travel guides in the mail, including Oklahoma Fall Foliage Tours.
A long week-end, and the possibility of fall colors…. the perfect excuse reason for a little getaway!
Our first stop was the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, just south of Sulphur.

Yes, the water did have a certain smell to it, but it wasn’t too bad.

2011/157: Memorial Day Getaway – 2

Monday morning, Memorial Day, we got up, had breakfast at the hotel, and then packed our things and checked out. We headed north to Lake Eufaula. We’ve driven past this lake many times, and we decided to see a little more of it since we had plenty of time to get home. The lake is huge, but we found a way to just drive around part of it. We wanted to stop at one of the park areas and found a pretty big one on the map in the brochure. Guess what? We couldn’t find it! We either missed it completely (although I don’t see how that would be possible) or it wasn’t there! Did I mention that I think those Okies are making things up for their travel brochures? (See previous post)
It was still a nice drive.
The lake is usually a beautiful deep blue, but was pretty muddy this time because of all the recent rain.

After our little tour around part of the lake, we made our way towards home. I consulted our good old-fashioned road atlas (anyone else still use those?) to see if there was anything else to do on our way, and I found something! To be continued tomorrow…