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…

Tahlequah, OK Float Trip

This past weekend I went on a float trip down the Illinois River with my USA Stars Jiu-jitsu family and some friends.

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!).

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.

Fall Weekend Hike

My Uncle (Wandering World Walkabout) came into town for a few days and we took a hike in the Oklahoma Wichita Mountains. 

On the Beaten Path. Summer Fun in Oklahoma.

There are quite a few things to do in Oklahoma that are family friendly, fun and will make good memories. In Oklahoma, we have 10 distinct ecological regions. Some of those regions include arid plains to mountains and subtropical forests, so there are plenty of activities to be found in Oklahoma on the beaten path, or even off…

Weekend Getaway to Galveston, Texas

Sometimes you just need to get away. Get away from the grind of work and your every day mundane life that, after time, seems to suck all the energy right out of you. Maybe it’s just me, but I doubt it. Taking the kids to and from school, after school activities, the office, sitting at a…