• About Travel
  • Camping Luck

    Camp Home

    Part of the reason Duncan and I are building a teardrop trailer camper has to do with our camping luck, or lack of it. Case Study – Beaver Lake, Arkansas We spent a week in a tent at Beaver Lake for our anniversary. We hiked around the park, fly fished, read in a hammock, and relaxed by […]

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  • Books

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    I read a lot of lovely, frustrating fiction that leaves me yearning for places I can never go. I’ll only visit Juraasic Park, Narnia, Yoknapatawpha county, and Hogwarts in my dreams. When I find a book that makes me want to visit a location and it’s possible, I want to jump in the car and […]

  • Domestic
  • Cry Baby Hill

    A mermaid referee and "God Hates Figs"

    It’s 9:00 a.m. and I’m following Travis down a sidewalk in a ridiculously hilly downtown Tulsa neighborhood. In one hand I’m carrying a thermal bag of freshly fried chicken. In the other I’ve got a giant water jug and a grocery sack full of chips. Travis is pulling a wheeled ice chest that’s packed to […]

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  • Robber’s Cave State Park

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    “You know those blue people from that movie?” my 75 year old great Aunt Joyce asked. “Smurfs,” replied Granny Sue. “No, the other blue people.” Aunt Joyce argued. This went on for 5 minutes, but they finally figured it out. Avatar. “Well anyway, I decided I am like those Avatar blue people. Remember when the guy […]