About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!



  • Washita Battlefield National Historic Site ~Cheyenne, OK

    November 17th, 2017

    “On November 27, 1868, Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack on a Cheyenne village led by Peace Chief Black Kettle.” (from the Washita Battlefield website)

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    There is a small museum that helps you understand the importance of the area and what happened there.

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    Short walk near the visitor center that has a lot of information on the area.

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    A couple miles from the visitor center is the battlefield site.

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    There is a walking tour that you can take on the battlefield.

    I highly recommend it.

    There is nothing like reading the history as you walk in the same place it happened.

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    This space feels sacred.

    If you want a quiet moment to reflect this is the place to do it.

    Some of our history is sad but I want to learn that also.

    Foss State Park & Washita Wildlife Refuge ~Foss, OK

    November 15th, 2017

    The trip to Palo Duro was a bit too long to pull a camper in one day so I planned a stop around halfway.

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    Nick had to work on the day we left so we got to Foss State Park late in the day.

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    This dollar spot Target find worked out great to keep Little Bit entertained on the trip!

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    The full hookup sites that were open were a bit close together for me but it worked out.

    I believe there are more available during the summer but they close some of the campgrounds in the winter.

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    The Washita Wildlife Refuge is right next to Foss State Park and I had been wanting to visit it for a while.

    So we drove up to it and saw the rest of Foss State Park also the next day.

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    The lake water was so pretty and clear!

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    Look at this beautiful swimming beach at Foss State Park!

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    I can’t wait to go back when we can swim!

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    We did run into a problem with the wildlife refuge.

    It happened to be one of the few days they closed areas of the refuge so people could hunt.

    It was a bit disappointing but we went back the next day to hike the trails that had been closed.

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    Huge fields of white cotton!

    So pretty!

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    This bridge was one of the few things open on the 1st day we visited.

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    There was a nice hiking trail right next to our campsite.

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    Nick is great at getting smiles and laughter for pics 🙂

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    I love how pretty Oklahoma grass is in the fall.

    It lights up at sunset.

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    One of my kids took this, I did not get that close to a dead animal…

    ha

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    Foss State Park has a Bison Herd!

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    A quick trip back to Washita Wildlife Refuge before heading to Texas!

    We saw so many deer!

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    And coot’s…

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    Even their signs had a southern accent…

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    A lot of easy, short hikes to see beautiful Oklahoma.

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    This lake was so beautiful!

    I am so glad we stopped here!

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    Do you have a favorite state park where you live?

    Here is a video of our time at the park and wildlife refuge!

    Last Day as 7yr olds!

    November 13th, 2017

    We went on a week-long RV trip to the Palo Duro Canyon last week so I did not post a pic of the twins for their bday!

    I did remember to take pics on their last day of being seven though!

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    This one does not like that she is the younger twin.

    Even if it is only by a little bit.

    Ha

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    Her nose crinkle is my favorite.

    And her genuine smile.

    It is breathtaking.

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    My oldest girl.

    She asked me what I did with her sister for pics the whole time…

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    She was torn between really wanting pics like her sister and not wanting to miss out on what anyone else was doing.

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    Pretty much our day in a nutshell 🙂

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    Her personality always seems to come through in pics…

    Ha

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    These girls are teaching me what grace truly means.

    Birthday’s are hard for them although each one seems to be better than the last.

    If you did not know this, birthday’s, holidays, etc. can be really difficult for adoptees.

    It is all at once happy and sad.

    Sometimes my patience fails but I think overall they had a good day.

    Filled with cake, presents, and pizza(their request, which can be tough when in a new place with their allergies but we found a place! Yes, we said NO CHEESE on the pizza. Ha).