travel

13 09, 2019

Summer’s not over yet… A day trip to “Little Niagra”

2022-08-19T17:32:20-05:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: General, lifestyle, travel, Uncategorized|

School may be in session, but the summer's not over yet! We're squeezing in every last bit of summertime adventures before the leaves fall and the days become shorter. With temps continuing to hover in the mid-to-high 80's, there's still time to make a splash in the Little Niagra Falls at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.  We've visited the Chickasaw National Recreation Area several times before. This time we decided to bring a few friends along for the ride! Out [...]

13 09, 2019

Chickasaw National Recreation Area

2022-08-19T17:32:20-05:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: General, lifestyle, travel, Uncategorized|

Also known as "Little Niagra," the Chickasaw National Recreation Area located in Sulphur, OK is one of our very favorite (and FREE) local-ish day trip spots. Just 1 hr south of OKC straight down I-35 to the Davis exit, then head east for another 20 minutes and you land directly at the entrance to the park. The Chickasaw National Recreation Area encompasses the entire Lake of the Arbuckles, as well as Veterans Lake. Although one of the more popular destinations [...]

4 01, 2017

Scuba Diving in Cancun 2016 (video)

2022-08-19T17:32:22-05:00January 4th, 2017|Categories: General, travel, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Every year in September... We head out of town for a new adventure in a new place. Our tradition is to venture out of the country, and this time we visited Cancun, Mexico for a fun week of scuba diving! We prefer to stay in smaller bungalows rather than all-inclusive resorts. So we found a neat little AirBnB owned by a lady who barely speaks any English. Our accommodations were simple, yet clean, and she fed us breakfast every morning. [...]

26 07, 2016

Hillbilly Dual Sport Ride 2016 (video)

2022-08-19T17:32:22-05:00July 26th, 2016|Categories: travel, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Dual Sport is what Dreams are Made of This last Spring, we joined our dual sport motorcycle crew on a trip to explore around Marble Falls, Arkansas. If this name rings a bell, you probably went to Dogpatch USA Amusement Park when you were younger. Dogpatch is closed now, but the areas around it are prime real estate for an adventure seeker on two wheels. Trails and dirt roads abound; and with the rain we had been getting prior to [...]

30 09, 2015

Costa Rica 2015

2022-08-19T17:32:22-05:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Costa Rica Bound! For our 2nd Wedding Anniversary, we decided to head back to Latin America to explore Costa Rica. My husband and I have slightly different views on how to plan a vacation. I still laugh at us a little when I remember the “fight” we had when discussing the trip. My plan is… well… I prefer not to have a plan. I fly by the seat of my pants 90% of the time. Occasionally it gets me into [...]

23 05, 2015

Robbers Cave / Eureka Springs

2022-08-19T17:32:22-05:00May 23rd, 2015|Categories: travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Robber's Cave For Memorial Day Weekend my husband and I decided to take a last minute trip to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, by way of Robber's Cave in Wilburton, Oklahoma. I had been to Robbers Cave when I was a kid, and Dirk had never been. We've been on a mission to visit as many State Parks as possible this year so it was on the list. The drive in to the park is breathtaking. Trees canopy the roads and give [...]

2 05, 2015

Hillbilly Dual-Sport Motorcycle Ride 2015

2022-08-19T17:32:22-05:00May 2nd, 2015|Categories: travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Hillbilly Dual Sport Ride Every year our group of motorcycle buddies goes on 2 annual trips, Arkansas in April, and Clayton Lake in October. This was our first year to join the Hillbilly Dual Sport Ride, and I was on my brand new 2014 Honda CRF250L that I got just 3 weeks prior. In years past, the group always went to Eureka Springs, but since they'd been on just about every single trail out there, everyone decided to change it up this year. So [...]

30 04, 2015

Beaver’s Bend, Southeast Oklahoma

2022-08-19T17:32:22-05:00April 30th, 2015|Categories: travel|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Beaver's Bend Oklahoma may not have the Rocky Mountains,  the Gulf Coast, or the sunny weather of California. But, we do have a lot of great places to camp and hike if you search for them. My husband and I are definitely the "outdoorsy" type. So, when 2 of our friends' birthdays rolled around in April, we convinced them to take a trip down to Beaver's Bend for the weekend. Our crew all threw in on a REALLY nice cabin; complete with it's own [...]

20 10, 2014

Clayton Dirt Bike Weekend 2014

2022-08-19T17:32:23-05:00October 20th, 2014|Categories: travel|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Clayton Lake State Park Every year in October, my family goes to Clayton Lake State Park for a full weekend of dirt bike motorcycle riding and camping. We've had this 12-year long-standing tradition where everyone sits around the campfire and tells their motorcycle injury story. I grew up in a family of motorcycle riders since I was 4 years old. Not to brag or anything, but I'm a pretty good rider :) and I've never had any major injuries while [...]

24 09, 2014

A Journey to Roatan, Honduras 2014

2022-08-19T17:32:23-05:00September 24th, 2014|Categories: travel, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Island of Roatan Dirk and I traveled to Roatan, Honduras in September. We were celebrating our 1 year anniversary with a trip! The island lies just off the coast of mainland Honduras, and near the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. The second largest next to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. Correspondingly, this makes for beautiful diving and ocean life. We experienced so much in our week, that it would take a short novel to write it all down. With that in mind, [...]

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