Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 19

Monday Musing: Fantasy Football oh How I Loathe You

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Every fall I have this great debate on whether or not to play fantasy football and every year after having that debate I end up playing.  Now for those that do not spend their Sundays pouring over the latest yards, receptions, and touchdowns just enjoy the games every weekend and do not get sucked in …

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Aug 17

Top 10 Things to see or do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are located in the central part of California along the southern portion of the Sierra Nevada Range.  While packed with giant trees that will humble any person and filled with granite peaks including the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park see just …

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Aug 16

Cunningham Cabin: Grand Teton National Park

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If you are looking for an interesting historic building with majestic views then look no further than the Cunningham Cabin along Highway 191 near the Teton Range in Wyoming.  It is an old Appalachian style cabin that just calls out to be investigated.  While the Cunningham Cabin is not as scenic as the area known …

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Aug 14

Presidential Trail: Mount Rushmore

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If you visit Mount Rushmore make sure you take the Presidential Trail while you are there because it is an excellent way to really get up close and personal with the monument.  By not just stopping at the top but actually taking the trail down you will be treated to some very unique views of …

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Aug 13

Book Review: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho “I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival; because life is the moment we’re living now.” The Alchemist is …

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Aug 12

Schwabacher Landing: An Awe-inspiring Spot in a Beautiful Place

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Schwabacher Landing is one of the more spectacular sights in already beautiful country.  When planning a trip to Grand Teton National Park make sure you put on your itinerary a stop down Schwabacher Landing.  Unfortunately during this time of government sequestration the gravel road down to Schwabacher Landing is closed to cars, but you are allowed …

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Aug 11

Sunday Scripture: Psalm 34:4


I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.  Psalm 34:4 via This verse seemed really appropriate for me today.  Kenny has started teaching at a new school, just finished off his first week with the students.  Starting any new job always feels a little scary, new and unnerving.  And I have had …

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Aug 11

Top 10 Things to do or see in Oklahoma City

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Oklahoma City is the Crossroads of America as Interstates 40 and 35 bisect the city turning Oklahoma City into a hub of activity. The capital of Oklahoma is a growing city that has only gotten better with age and though it has had more than its fair share of tragedies and heartbreaks it bounces back …

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Aug 09

Fossil Exhibit Trail: Badlands National Park

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The Fossil Exhibit Trail is an interesting short trail that showcases a few of the fossils that have been found in the Badlands area.  Just a quarter mile loop that is wheelchair accessible so a great little walk for little kids especially those interested in fossils unfortunately for adults the trail might be a little …

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Aug 08

Pop’s: Route 66 Effervescance

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While traveling Route 66 through the Arcadia area of Oklahoma, a little before lunch time, we spotted an awesome little treasure of a place to eat.  From the side of the road we could see a towering soda bottle jutting out of the ground like a space ship and a futuristic, colorful, angular building fronted …

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