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!

  • Archive: May, 2017

    Shawnee Nation Forest ~Southern Illinois

    Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

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    The Rim Rock Trail in the Shawnee National Forest was nice and easy with some pretty views.

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    We also saw a snake climbing a tree!

    But the winner of Shawnee National Forest for us was definitely the Garden of the Gods Trail!

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    It had an easy walking path, beautiful views, amazing light because of it being late in the day and…

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    My kids loved climbing on all the rocks.

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    He takes his photo bombing seriously…

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    Even little bit loves to climb.

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    My kids were like “Path? What path?”

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    We just had to keep an eye on what was on the other side of their climbs.

    Thankfully there were plenty of rocks nowhere near the edge.

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    This was a huge hit!

    So glad we found this beautiful hike!

    Lincoln Boyhood Home National Memorial ~Lincoln City, IN

    Saturday, May 27th, 2017

    This place managed to get my twins more interested in learning about Abraham Lincoln!

    I would say it was a win just for that but it was really interesting also.

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    When you marry a woodworker, you get a lot of pictures of furniture…

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    Another picture of a possible project.

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    Where Lincoln’s boyhood cabin stood.


    The girls will ask questions all day…

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    Beautiful homestead they have set up.

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    This man was so nice and helpful!

    He answered all of my kiddos questions and believe me there were A LOT!

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    Checking out where they would sleep.

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    The meat house had a piece of pig hanging in it!

    The girls did not want to be in there…


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    They have actual animals and try to make it look like a working homestead!

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    This was such a fun stop!!!!

    I am glad we changed our drive a bit to include this place.

    Check out more about it at their site, here.

    Next stop

    Shawnee National Forest

    Cataract Falls ~Spencer, IN

    Friday, May 26th, 2017

    We went to the wrong part of Lieber State Recreation Area to start with!

    Which is of course a great way to start a long day of driving…


    We did get to see this turtle, a flooded road, and a pretty path though on our scenic route…


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    Cataract Falls is actually over 30mins south of the main recreation area.

    I have been there before, oops…


    There is a fee for getting into the Recreation Area.

    It is around $5 though per car.

    So not bad.

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    We are learning about bridges soon so I found the different way this one was built interesting.

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    The lower falls was flooded so we ended up only seeing the upper falls this time but it was impressive!

    Beautiful place!