• Adventures

    Route 66, Oklahoma: Part 1

    Laura was here for a few days during Christmas week. She flew into Tulsa on Christmas Eve and then back out on Thursday evening. We decided to make Thursday a family adventure day as we took the long way to the airport. Buc-ee’s Springfield Our first detour took us to the new Buc-ee’s store in Springfield, Missouri. This was the…

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    Ozark Mountain Getaway

    Since we live in a remote area in the Ozark Mountains it seems a little redundant for us to go stay in a remote Ozark Mountain cabin. But that's just what we did this past weekend.

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    Ozark Folk Center

    A few weeks ago, in celebration of Rebecca's birthday, her dad and I took her to Ozark Folk Center State Park near Mountain View, Arkansas. Being about 3 hours away it was a day trip for us.

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    Route 66, Missouri: Part 1

    Exactly two years ago, we traversed the Illinois portion of historic Route 66 westbound from Chicago to St. Louis. We decided to cover the Kansas and Missouri sections this weekend, traveling eastbound.

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    Mammoth Spring and more

    Our latest adventure took us to Mammoth Spring State Park. Not only is it a very scenic state park, it is also special to Lyle and me because it was a place we liked to go back in our dating days...

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    Mountain Crest Academy

    A few weeks ago, we went for a backroads drive with some friends and discovered Mountain Crest Academy. We were hunting elderberries, but the ones we found were so tiny we decided we didn’t want to mess with them. Instead, we just enjoyed the lovely Ozark scenery and the fascinating stories our friends had to tell. It was the time…

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    Adventures,  Heritage

    Memorial Day Adventure

    For our Memorial Day adventure this year, we decided to visit several ancestral cemeteries. This is the first time I've lived near where any of my ancestors lived, so it was interesting to me to find where some of them are buried.