On Sunday afternoon, we drove out to Red Rock Canyon, a state park near Hinton, Oklahoma. It’s about a five-mile drive off Interstate 40.
It was a beautiful day! We stopped by the Cherokee Trading Post on the way out and the Indian Trading Post on the way back home. We enjoyed a couple of short hikes, picking prickly pears and dodging grasshoppers and dragon flies. All-in-all, we had a good time.
It is one thing to watch my girls grow up. I’ve been a girl and I know what that is all about. But, watching my son grow up is a new adventure every day. It is remarkable watching him go from a little toddler with silky blond curls into a boy who plays a mean first base. He is the joy of my life!
Two or three years ago he won that little tiger stuffed animal at the Oklahoma State Fair. He’s 9 now and his love for Tiggy has only grown stronger. I wonder every day how long until he completely abandons him. No matter what, we’ll never part with him.
Here are some pictures from our day trip.
Update: Boot Bomb has published a great article on the top 50 long distance hikes in the United States. They feature Oklahoma’s Talimena State Park in the southeast part of the state. Check it out!
I wasn’t able to get a good shot of the outside of the Cherokee Trading Post Subway and Convenient Store, but here is the picture I took of it with my iPhone. I posted it to Instagram.