Monthly Archive: September 2015

Sep 29

Fort Smith National Historic Site

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Fort Smith National Historic Site was where the law and the West first met up.  This is the home to the famous or infamous Hanging Judge Parker and the setting for the great book and movie True Grit.  Fort Smith National Historic Site is a history buff’s paradise but as my wife could attest it …

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Sep 28

Super Blood Moon Eclipse

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Not the greatest picture out there but it was a fun learning experience last night as I tried to photograph the Super Blood Moon Eclipse.  I will say it was an interesting and beautiful sight to see and a wonderful daughter father bonding moment as she shouted out with glee “I want to see the …

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Sep 27

Chickasaw Cultural Center: A Unique Experience

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The Chickasaw Cultural Center was one of the finest museum experiences that my wife and I have ever been on.  Sprawled out over 109 acres the Chickasaw Cultural Center immersed us into the distant past and gave us a glimpse into a fascinating rich culture.   Divided up into several areas and buildings this world class …

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Sep 25

Natural Falls: Oklahoma’s Waterfall

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Natural Falls is a beautiful spot in the northeastern part of Oklahoma.  Located in Natural Falls State Park this 77 foot waterfall is tied with Turner Falls as the tallest waterfall in the state.  Easy to get to with a parking lot within I would say 100 yards or so of the waterfall this is …

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Sep 20

Bear Falls: An Oklahoma Swimming Hole

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Bear Falls is a small waterfall on Travertine Creek and one of the more popular swimming holes in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.  Of course, all that depends on the water levels and flow of the Antelope and Buffalo Springs.  If there has been a decent amount of rainfall and the creek is flowing then …

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Sep 19

Vendome Flower Park: Chickasaw National Recreation Area

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Vendome Flower Park was my three year old’s favorite part of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.  The well fed artificial stream that flows through the park was a big hit and she just loved walking, splashing, and playing in it. The stream flows through the area eventually connecting to Travertine Creek by a 10 foot …

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Sep 15

Antelope and Buffalo Springs Trail

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Antelope and Buffalo Springs Trail is a short 1.2 mile round-trip trail located at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.  It is very easy hard packed/gravel trail that starts at the Travertine Nature Center.  Make sure you check out the nature center either before or after your hike.  It is one of the more popular hikes …

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Sep 13

Museum of Automobiles: Nifty Fifty or So

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The Museum of Automobiles is a fun stop when visiting the wonderful Petit Jean Mountain State Park in Arkansas.  The state park is free to visit so the $10 price tag to this smaller automobile museum stings a lot less when we combined the two destinations.  On our particular visit this last summer we had …

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Sep 10

Natural Falls State Park: A Treat for the Senses

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Natural Falls State Park is home to one of the two tallest waterfalls in the state of Oklahoma.  Natural Falls  shares the honor of being the tallest with Turner Falls located in the Arbuckle Mountains in the south central part of the state.  Natural Falls aka Dripping Springs Falls is a beautiful multiple waterfall flowing over …

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Sep 09

Little Rock Zoo: A Little Rockin

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When visiting some of the scenic areas of the “Natural State” we decided to take the drive over to Little Rock to see what that city had to offer.  Of course being big fans of zoos we had to take in the Little Rock Zoo.  Entering the attraction we were expecting the usual of a …

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