Saturday in Tahlequah on the Illinois River

This weekend my daughter and I took our first trip up to Tahlequah, OK to float on the Illinois River like so many Oklahomans before us – and it was a lot fun!  Advertisements

Dirty Little Latte Throwdown

My friend, Wendy, and I went to District House Coffee’s Dirty Little Latte Art Throwdown – a competition of latte art, TO THE DEATH! Okay, maybe not that last part, but it was a lot of fun. 

Visiting Mount Scott

I have been to the Wichita Wildlife Refuge many times, but never made it up to Mt. Scott. Until today! 

Washington University in St. Louis

My sister, daughter and I drove to St. Louis, Missouri from Oklahoma to visit the awesome, Washington State University in St. Louis (WUSTL). That school is so sweet. 

Horseback Riding for the 2017 New Year

I left 2016 with some anxiety, just lingering worries; little thing after little thing building up into a giant emotional rainstorm. However, the New Year is a nice starting point to begin fresh again; even if it is technically just another day.

Travel Bug

I have that travel bug. I just want to fly somewhere — and hike. Yes, I would like to hike someplace beautiful. 

Thich Nhat Hanh´s Gathas

Dwelling in the present moment, We can see so many beauties and wonders right before our eyes–a child’s smile, the sun rising, the autumn leaves. We can be happy just by being aware of …

Take a Hike with Quick 5-Minute Protein Truffles

I love to go hiking and take snacks along the dirt trail me with. Cliff Bars are great, trail mix, protein bars, etc. I found a nice recipe for quick 5-minute protein truffles. When can you go wrong with truffles? Like, never. 

Pilgrimage to Taiwan

Originally posted on 108 Klicks Around the World:
I went on a pilgrimage to Taiwan with our home monastery, Buddha Mind Monastery in Oklahoma City. The Pilgrimage began on July 30, 2014 and ended when we arrived back in OKC on August 15, 2014. It was quite a journey, and it did not end after coming…

The Shipwreck of the Lupatia

One night more than a century ago, 16 men lost their lives in a shipwreck off the Oregon Coast Trail. Source: The Shipwreck of the Lupatia

Breathtaking Yosemite National Park

Ben and I really do love the outdoors when it’s not sweltering hot or freezing cold. April was the perfect time to visit Yosemite National Park. The temperatures were comfortable and the tourist season hadn’t kicked off. Yosemite is known for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, and abundant hiking trails. This…