• 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 […]

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  • Colorado

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      Sitting in a high school gymnasium at 2:30 a.m is not my perfect friday night, but here I am. Waiting. I feel like all I have been doing is waiting. Waiting for the drive to colorado to be over, waiting to hear anything, finally hearing something and waiting until midnight to go to the […]

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  • 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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  • The Wine Trip

    Our ride

    It was a day spent on a school bus that took us from winery to winery somewhere in Missouri. At each stop, we would pile off of the bus and spread out blankets. We would kick off our shoes and arrange snacks while bottles were purchased and glasses were filled. At the first stop, we […]

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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 […]

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  • The Best Coffee

    Chalk Stenciled Walls

    “It really is the best coffee I have ever had.” That was a lot coming from Josh, my barista friend. Josh works at Foolish Things Coffee, which I believe is the best coffee in Tulsa.So yeah, high standards. “Also the owner has the sickest beard,” Josh threw in, like it was a selling point. Maybe […]

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  • More KC

    Union Station Penny

    Other awesome Kansas City stops: La Bodega – 703 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108 Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111 Green Lady Lounge – 1809 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108 Union Station – 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

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  • Blue Hell

    Behind the flames

    We take our seats in the members’ section of the stadium. We’re on the north end, known as The Cauldron, and we’re imposters. In addition to being a great way to let your mom stalk your life, Facebook is also good at helping you score season-ticket-holder seats to a Sporting Kansas City game. Sporting KC = […]