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’



    Newt Graham Lock and Dam ~Broken Arrow, OK

    Monday, February 13th, 2017

    We are studying the Erie Canal and since it had a lock, I wanted the boys to see one.

    We have two within a two hour drive of us so I chose the closest and we headed out there.

    It was a Friday afternoon and pretty dead.

    Ha!

    Steller planning I tell you.

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    I was really hoping we would get there at a time the lock was being used but it was still cool to see.

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    It was insteresting to see some of the barges that fit in the lock.

    They seem too big!

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    We drove around to the other side to see the dam.

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    She believes in trust exercises…

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    I think I will call ahead next time and find out when they have barges coming through but it was still a fun trip 🙂

    If we lived closer, the Lock would be a fun place to eat lunch and watch for boats.

    They even have a picnic area right next to it.

    Government Springs Park ~Enid, OK

    Monday, January 23rd, 2017

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    There is a park in Enid where the Oklahoma Land Run and Chisholm Trail meet!

    That alone would be a fun reason to go and just think about all the Oklahoma history that went through there but it also has some fun educational plaques about the history, a garden, and a nice walking path.

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    It was a fun way to introduce my girls to some Oklahoma history.

    The boys have learned this before but it is always good to remind them.

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    We talked about what the man had with him and if they would want to spend the night like that.

    He had just staked his claim.

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    There are also some silhouettes of a cattle drive.

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    Geese freak anyone else out?

    Just me?

    Ok

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    The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is right next to the park and looks amazing!

    It was closed on the day we went but I definitely want to go back and check it out!

    We were on our way to the Gloss Mountains State Park so this was just a quick break from driving.

    Such a fun historic place though.

    Wouldn’t it be fun to get some books about the land run and cattle drives to read while there!

    It would definitely help history come to life!

    Gloss Mountains State Park in the Winter ~Fairview, OK

    Thursday, January 19th, 2017

    This place is magic.

    You are driving along in terrain as flat as can be and suddenly there are these amazing buttes right in front of you.

    Totally unexpected and amazing.

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    To add to the magic, the day was moody, cold, windy, and ice lingered in spots.

    The sun would suddenly light up the ice making it seem like you were in a different world.

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    I could look all day.

    You can hike along the top of Gloss Mountain.

    It is a bit of a climb to get to the top but has amazing views.

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    It was also cold and windy.

    At first that seemed like it would make the whole trip uncomfortable.

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    But the cold wind and cloudy skies made it even more breathtaking.

    Figuratively and literally 🙂

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    This was my girls first time here.

    I did not think we would be able to go because of the steep drops but my husband said we could do it.

    We kept little ones close.

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    We told the kids it looked like Elsa had been here…

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    It feels like you can see for miles.

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    The mud coated our shoes and made it hard to walk.

    It also kept the wind from blowing us off.

    Ha

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    My youngest son climbed up with a GoPro strapped to his head.

    I was not sure about what kind of video we would get but I ended up loving it.

    It is like we are being introduced to his world.

    A world where every sight has to be taken in at once and bouncing is constant.

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    I brought a little handheld microscope along so they could look at one of the rocks that give the mountain it’s name.

    It was pretty cool, so sparkly.

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    My youngest boy kept his arms in his coat.

    He and his brother thought it was going to be a lot warmer out and were happy to be in the car.

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    Little bit thought dropping ice on herself was funny.

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    Pretty sure she is trying to lick dad…

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    It was an amazing adventure!

    I need to remember to go more often, it is worth the drive.

    We actually stopped at the Little Sahara State Park to check out the sand dunes after we were done.

    I have so many pics though I decided to break it up into different posts!

    Do you have a favorite spot in Oklahoma?