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: ‘Parks’



    Pinnacle Mountain State Park~ Little Rock, AR

    Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

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    We got to Pinnacle Mountain State Park right before the visitor center closed.

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    Me, “They have alligators in Arkansas?”

    What?

    No clue.

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    We went on the scenic overlook trail right next to the visitors center.

    Really short walk.

    All the walks on our trip were easy and short.

    I was told I had to take it easy by my doctor due to a back injury so every walk was around 1 mile or less.

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    Lizard!

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    We also went on the Arkansas Trail loop.

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    It is the Arboretum as well so lots of signs with information about the trees throughout the walk.

    My second oldest read every single sign.

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    These little machines would tell you information about the area if you cranked them.

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    There was a constant debate of who’s turn it was…

    Thank you park people for the fun crank machines that helped my kids work on their sharing skills.

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    Speckled Kingsnake?

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    That is him slithering away in terror…

    Our crew scared him.

    ha

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    We did not stay very long at this park and I really want to go back when we can do the pinnacle hike!

    It was too steep for this trip.

    I was also constantly battling to get checked into the hotel before the kids bedtime.

    Not sure I ever accomplished that goal…

    Parkin Archeological State Park~Parkin, AR

    Thursday, June 1st, 2017

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    I was not sure if this place would be a hit or not but then they showed us the weapons…

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    They showed an educational video and let you play with the weapons at the end.

    Smart move.

    Bribery is always wise.

    Ha

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    This was the spot of a huge American Indian Village that they think was visited by Hernando de Soto in 1541.

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    Brave move giving all of my kids weapons.

    I stayed back to “document” better.

    Or to not get maimed…

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    My kids with blow guns?

    Sure.

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    Wonder Woman in training.

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    I love walking around historic sites and trying to picture what it used to look like.

    The mound is where the chiefs house stood.

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    There is an old school house there from when a mining town was here.

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    Such a fun and interesting stop.

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    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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    See?

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    Another picture of a possible project.

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    Where Lincoln’s boyhood cabin stood.

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    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…

    ha

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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