The (Not So) Old Frontier: Lake Meredith, Alibates Flint Quarries and Washita Battlefield

Frontier.   It’s one of those geographic and historic terms that evokes so much in the imagination. Cowboys and Indians. Canyons and deserts. In a 21st Century sense it could mean the bottom of the ocean or deep space. Star Trek refers to space as “the final frontier” and Alaska’s state motto is “the last … More The (Not So) Old Frontier: Lake Meredith, Alibates Flint Quarries and Washita Battlefield

Friends That Bathe Together Cure Rheumatism Together! A Weekend At Hot Springs National Park

Living in Oklahoma City, with myself having a full-time job which is currently in the middle of busy season, and Alisha having a job and finishing her last semester of law school, we are often pressed for time. When we do get out its often for a weekend at a time or a trip coincides … More Friends That Bathe Together Cure Rheumatism Together! A Weekend At Hot Springs National Park

The Texas Bubble

Let’s get one thing straight, I love the Texas Bubble. If I had to be stuck in one bubble for the rest of my life, it would be the Texas Bubble. The Texas Bubble is full of Mexican food, country music and football. I’ve been stuck for days watching snapchat stories and seeing pictures of … More The Texas Bubble

Deep Dallas

In some ways Dallas has become the quintessential “Texas” city. Its name evokes images of cowboys, oil barons, football, southern socialites, Indians, the old west, and the sun belt all converging in one highway crossed hodgepodge where the post oaks meet the plains in the middle of North Texas. Comparatively, Houston is its own city. … More Deep Dallas

A Not-So-National National Historic Site

The National Park Service celebrated its one hundredth birthday this year. While celebrations were focused on parks and national monuments across the country, ranging from Gettysburg to Yellowstone, one site on the National Register of Historic Places was quietly celebrating on the other side of the world.   The Moroccan city of Tangier sits on … More A Not-So-National National Historic Site

Rocky Mountain High

There are 59 national parks in the United States. Most are isolated and have their founding roots from the administration of Franklin Roosevelt onward. Presidents often see national parks as a prestige project, with only two presidents since Theodore Roosevelt choosing not to establish a national park during their terms. Some presidents, like Jimmy Carter … More Rocky Mountain High

The 10,000th Blog Post You’ll Read About A Caribbean Honeymoon

As I mentioned in my previous post, Alisha and I have had just a little bit of a busy year. Since about January we’ve been in school/work/wedding mode and are still working our way out of it even though we’ve been back in OKC for three weeks. We’ve done a lot of traveling but not in … More The 10,000th Blog Post You’ll Read About A Caribbean Honeymoon