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Joy
"I know where I come from, how bout you" ~Eric Church
Interests: music, running, photography, family, traveling, concerts, Graduate School, Insanity
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Friday we headed over to the lake to check out camping areas and places to go fishing. We stopped by and visited a friend of my husband and I had the chance to go watch his hound dogs get let out to play. Last week was so busy but I... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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Today was one of the coolest July days that I remember in a very long time. 7o degrees in Southern Oklahoma in late July is not normal weather. I'm currently spending more time working on shooting and editing. That's all for now, just a couple of images to show I... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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I've have been a busy little photographer this week! I've been filling my head and life with portrait images and information. So, what photography business is complete without a cheesey name to complete the business title. So I rebranded and changed the name. But, I had to build a new... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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What? You mean you don't take selfies too? So here is your blog writer with a series of selfies. I know, all 37 years of me. Hey, I've always been kind of narcissistic. You haven't figured that out yet? I mean I have spent four years writing a blog all... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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On the Fourth of July, I went to my Mom's house. I didn't go for a cookout, I didn't go for fireworks. I didn't go to celebrate. The kids and I celebrated Independence Day with the Bray community a week before. Which was a great show. I'm glad to see... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Posted Jul 5, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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That last post didn't adequately represent the campus of the Eisenhower Presidential Library so let me continue. Here is the Presidential Library. It looks somewhat intimidating sitting here in the middle of this Prairie Town. This post I will post some Eisenhower images along with some Abilene images. It was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Independence Day 2014 seems like a perfect day to honor former President Dwight Eisenhower with a post about the museum, library and boyhood home that I had the opportunity to visit in early June. Although I taught history for quite a few years I didnt' spend a great deal of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I went home this month. On the 18th of June I headed up to visit my friend and her family. I took the time to stop on the road and gaze at my childhood home in Boyd County Nebraska. The long stretch of empty highway that make up the stretch... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Monowi is an interesting little town; a tourist destination for the obscure. Monowi has always been there as long as I remember, it is only a few short miles from my childhood home. Grantland writes about Monowi I didn't really pay attention as we drove into "town" - my eye... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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After a week of friends, road trips, a wedding and family I headed home yesterday and of course, not being a storm chaser ended up driving through hours of rain and a severe thunderstorm on Highway 283 in Kansas. I am not a storm chaser, but when it rains... Between... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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In between the long, empty sandhills stretch on Highway 281 in Nebraska I was heading south with no towns to be found for 25 miles on a 100 mile empty stretch of nothing but land. I am NOT a storm chaser. I am, a cloud watcher. But not chaser. In... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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While I'm on a posting spree I may as well post my photos from Spirit Mound, near Vermillion South Dakota. My little South Dakota adventure continues next week! Except, I have a nice days drive to get to get to the house of one of my favorite people in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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We drove to Sioux Falls so I could visit the Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, near Sioux Falls South Dakota. The Blood Run site extends across the river into Iowa. This is the site of a settlement that dates back 8,500 years. Yes, you read that correctly eight... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Sioux Falls was founded in 1856. Here is the city's website with some local history: VisitSiouxFalls.com It's been nearly six years since I exited the interstate to head north to Fargo, where I visited in the summer of 2008. I didn't explore Sioux Falls at that time. But, I missed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Friday the 13th of June 20014 brought us a full moon. Since I had to make the trip to the quickstop for a bag of ice, I decided to make a side trip to see if the moon was as big as I'd heard. So I stopped on the side... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Elkhorn River near Neligh, Nebraska I was reading an article about My Hoarding Husband and realized that I am a memory hoarder. I take so many photos to capture that moment that I don't want to forget. Like driving to Nebraska and stopping on the side of the road because... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So If I can have Expedition Oklahoma, surely I can have adventures in Nebraska. Well, here we go...I need to post some of these photos before I go to Nebraska again and come back overwhelmed with photos and never post them. The Elkhorn River at Neligh After a stormy night... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, what photos do you post after a week long trip and a thousand mile journey up into the northern plains? I am at a loss with which photos to share with you since the journey was filled with white open spaces, terrific storms and fluffy cumulous clouds over the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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It was a dark and stormy night in Nebraska on Tuesday June 3rd. We intended on heading to Norfolk on Tuesday, but as we crossed into Nebraska we could see the dark clouds of the storm system heading through Nebraska and the closer to Lincoln we got and the more... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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A postcard from South Dakota. Tired in Sioux Falls; the journey continues tomorrow. This is my first post about South Dakota on Expedition Oklahoma! Tomorrow I will explore the moundbuilder cultures of the Oneota people of the North. Last night I went to sleep in Lincoln along with the swirling... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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While I charge batteries and pack my bags to leave the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan for the next leg of our great northern journey, I will share with you a few images from my drive from Abilene to Manhattan yesterday afternoon. My subsequent backroad journey was ended with an... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So today I'm no longer sick in Manhattan. In fact I ventured away from the Little Apple to the town of Abilene to visit the Eisenhower library and museum. Eisenhower's hometown is Abilene Texas. It is an interesting town, the railhead for the Chisholm Trail; museums, mansions and a lot... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, I'm finally recovering from the illness that I've had for a week tomorrow. I've spent the last day and a half sick here in the hotel in Manhattan. But this afternoon after taking the rehydrate route of recovery I feel much more like myself. I took a few minutes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Hello (and goodnight) from Salina, Kansas. Just a brief stop on the beginning of the first of my 2014 adventures into the prairies and plains. Pulled off to get a couple of shots of the churning clouds above then on down the road for fuel. These photos were between just... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Expedition Oklahoma