Photo of the Week : Prairie Dog in Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma

Prairie dogs are so fun to watch.  They pop up, look around and then take off.  We had a blast watching them on the afternoon we checked out the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Southwest Oklahoma.  It was spring, the flowers were in full bloom, and the heat of the summer had not yet arrived. […]

A 1000 Islands and 1 Snake : Thousand Islands National Park – Ontario, Canada

I try to visit National Parks during any trip, and my trip to Ontario was no exception.  After checking a map, I found that except for Rouge National Urban Park, Thousand Islands was really the only park I was passing near.  So I took the bus to Kingston from Toronto, rented a car, and checked […]

Scoot Your Boots Out of Houston! – A Daytrip to Galveston, Texas

When you are visiting Houston, you can only put up with your kids nagging you to go to the Gulf for so long.  It doesn’t matter how much culture or knowledge you pack in those little brains it seems that all they want is to hit the beach! We were only in Galveston for a […]

Spring in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Southwest Oklahoma

The beauty of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is not something you expect from Oklahoma. Nestled in the Wichita Mountain range, you can find herds of bison, Texas longhorns, elk and deer freely roaming the Refuge. In fact, I would say you can find an abundance of wildlife there. This is 60,000 acres prestige land. […]

The History of the Last Herd of Buffalo – Caprock Canyons State Park, Texas

For generations the buffalo were the Plains Indians’ source of food, clothing, tools and dwellings. These animals were gifts from their Gods, and each piece of the animal had a purpose. Even the buffalo chips were used as fuel. They were plentiful on the plains before the middle of the 1800’s, like pigeons in New […]