Exploring & Escapades

bits & pieces of my travels

Month: March, 2015

Medicine Park

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A beautiful, historical, hidden gem in the middle of the country. Medicine Park is an old resort village, the Cobblestone Community, south of Oklahoma City. It’s absolutely charming. While we were there, we were lucky enough to witness a wedding along the banks of the creek — while sitting next to a giant wolf on a leash. This is certainly not the East Coast. 

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Oklahoma

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We drove from Columbus, Mississippi, to Altus, Oklahoma, with a quick stop in OKC (Big Truck Tacos: must go). Here we are now, in a brand new place. New things, new people, new norm. I like it so far. Oklahoma has grit. It’s as close as I’ve ever been to the Wild West, and I’m excited to explore – rattlesnakes, armadillos, buffalo, and all. 

Little Rock

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One night in a new place, driving between Columbus, Mississippi, and Altus, Oklahoma. We stayed on the river, woke up and ran along it. We didn’t have much time to explore, but I’m glad we popped in for a bit. 

Columbus

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Living in Columbus, Mississippi has been such an interesting experience for me. I say “interesting,” because I cannot honestly say I enjoyed every minute of it. It was challenging at times. The culture is different. Things can feel too slow (everything closed on Sunday), but also too fast (fast food and chain restaurants everywhere). I learned much here over the past couple of years, traveling back and forth to this place. And I made some wonderful friends. Some people thought I was crazy to do this; I would do it again. This is America, real and raw. 

Destin

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Hello again, Florida. Quick excursion to Destin for Taco and Tequila Fest. And to visit friends, of course :). 

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