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Turner Falls

Turner Falls

On October 10, we went to Turner Falls, Oklahoma with some friends. We parked in the lot near the entrance and walked. Our first stop was the castle. The kids seemed to really enjoy climbing around in it. Some of the stairs were steep! We […]

Rahr Oktoberfest 5K

Rahr Oktoberfest 5K

On September 26, I ran the Rahr Oktoberfest 5K for the first time. It was so much fun, and I got a PR! In fact, I was having so much fun that the only photo I took was the one of my watch when I […]

North Carolina Vacation – Waterfalls

North Carolina Vacation – Waterfalls

I love waterfalls! I love taking photos of waterfalls! So, our last day in Asheville, we visited waterfalls. We drove to Whitewater Falls, near the South Carolina border. It is a short hike from the parking lot to Upper Whitewater Falls. The best vantage point […]

North Carolina Vacation – Blue Ridge Parkway

North Carolina Vacation – Blue Ridge Parkway

On our second full day in Asheville, we drove southwest on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was cool and cloudy. We stopped at most of the overlooks. We left the parkway for a quick side trip to Looking Glass Falls. Back on the parkway, a […]

North Carolina Vacation – Chimney Rock State Park

North Carolina Vacation – Chimney Rock State Park

I’m finally getting around to writing about our vacation we took in June. We decided to drive back to Asheville, NC, and do the things we didn’t get around to doing the last time we visited. At the top of that list was Chimney Rock […]

Snow!

Snow!

After a relatively mild winter, north Texas decided to try to cram an entire winter into about a week and a half. On Monday, February 23, we had ice and sleet, which closed schools for two days. Then, on Friday, February 27, we got snow. […]

Colorado Vacation Part 4: Emerald Lake Hike

Colorado Vacation Part 4: Emerald Lake Hike

I’m finally getting around to posting the final post of our 2014 vacation. Before we started on the Emerald Lake trail, we took the loop around Bear Lake. I was surprised at how much snow was still around this lake. It was a cloudy morning, […]

Colorado Vacation Part 3: Trail Ridge Road

Colorado Vacation Part 3: Trail Ridge Road

I am slow, slow, slow to post. We spent one morning of our vacation driving over Trail Ridge Road from Estes Park to Grand Lake. A word of advice to Texans visiting in early June – wearing shorts is a bad idea. Before we started […]

Colorado Vacation Part 2: Hiking to the Loch in RMNP

Colorado Vacation Part 2: Hiking to the Loch in RMNP

If you hike this trail, I recommend you start early. We parked at the Glacier Gorge trail head before 8 AM. It is a short ways to Alberta Falls, and this is the main reason I say start early. There were about 5-6 people here […]

Colorado Vacation Part 1: Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak

Colorado Vacation Part 1: Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak

So…the 52 week photo project kind of fell apart. In early June, we took a Colorado road trip. I decided to try taking driving photos in addition to my regular photos this time. The driving photos are compiled in this video. We spent 1 day […]