May 31, 2020 OKC George Floyd/BLM Protests

It was not proactive “Stop the Spread,” but it was pro Human Rights. Choosing what battles to fight, deciding what to stand up for can vary and cause conflicts. However, I felt it was important to participate and document the marches for George Floyd, and the Black Lives Matter movement in Oklahoma City on Sunday,…

Movie Night + Landscaping/Gardening Update

It is not traveling around the world, but it has been a journey! I bought my house 10 years ago and never really did as much to the inside or outside as I would have liked — you know, adding particular areas and designs that make it “ours.” Quarantine has really given me the bug…

Two Passions Meet

In college, I took a Digital Photography class and fell in love. For class assignments, we checked out an EOS Rebel T6 EF-S 18-55 with EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III – as soon as class was over I purchased an EOS Rebel T6 EF-S 18-55 with EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Refurbished model with a carrying case…

Colorado Springs, a Weekend Getaway

Last year my daughter and friend took a drive to Colorado Springs, CO; one of my most favorite places. During our weekend there, we visited Garden of the Gods (free), Pikes Peak (reasonably priced for great memories), and Cave of the Winds (really great prices, especially if you have kids!).

Visiting Mount Scott

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

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. 

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…

Photos from Zanzibar

Enjoy these beautiful photos of Zanzibar, taken and sent in by our guest blogger in Africa, Tumsifu Frank.