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!



  • Tag: ‘camping’



    LABOR DAY VACATION 2017 ~ DAY 4(LAST DAY!)~ WITCHITA MOUNTAINS WILDLIFE REFUGE

    Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

    This was our last full day at the refuge.

    We left for home the next day.

    And we made it home!

    We chugged all the way but made it 😉

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    Another beautiful morning hike.

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    This shows how much energy Little Bit has.

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    We went swimming in Lake Lawtonka.

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    Such a pretty location.

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    I tried to keep the kids out of the camper as much as possible.

    ha

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    Our scratch off map!

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    Roasting apples over the fire because someone(could have been anyone) did not make sure the marshmallows were good…

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    Last hike!

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    Anyone else have kids that have to go to the bathroom the instant you start hiking?

    Yeah, me neither…

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    Our last hike ended up being a little bit stressful since some of my kids were done hiking and I had put a lot of expectations on it.

    At least I have pretty pictures to look at.

    That always makes me feel better.

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    Sunset always made the rocks look amazing.

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    Overall I would say this was a good first run in our camper.

    Vehicle problems and all.

    It helped that this might be my favorite spot in Oklahoma.

    Labor Day Vacation 2017 ~ Day 2~ Witchita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and camper Tour

    Thursday, September 7th, 2017

    We made it to our campsite and they still had three spots left!!!!

    YAY!

    I chose the one most secluded and it was beautiful.

    We dropped the trailer, paid, and went to see some of the refuge.

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    The Prairie Dog Town was a favorite of the kids.

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    They would get so close!

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    How they felt about my kids…

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    Our first hike we went for was really easy since we had our dog with us and she is getting old.

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    We saw a lot of wildlife at our campground!

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    The visitor center has a beautiful museum.

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    This next pic shows why museums start to wear me out quickly though…

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    Too much energy to be inside for long.

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    On top of Mt. Scott.

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    Most of my kids loved jumping from rock to rock!

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    Such incredible views!

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    These two goofs love mountains.

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    Boulder jumping.

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    Sunset’s were my favorite.

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    The camper made bedtime so much easier!

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    The boys slept in the two high bunks and little bit slept in the low bunk.

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    The twins slept closer to our room, on the couch, and fold down table.

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    We only had eclectic so we did not really use the bathroom for much but little bit fits really well 😉

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    I really like that there is less room in our room so that we have enough beds out in the other spaces.

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    The next day brought more great views, amazing places, and some obstacles to overcome…

    Labor Day Vacation 2017 ~ Day 1 ~ Arcadia Lake

    Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

    The first stop of our 4 night camping trip was Arcadia Lake in OKC.

    We knew it would be busy so we hoped getting there on a Thursday would help.

    We snagged the last spot with electric because I called earlier in the day and prepaid!

    They filled up fast!

    Which of course made me really nervous about finding a spot in our final destination, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.

    All the camping spots we stayed in were first come first serve, no reservations.

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    Our first spot was right next to the playground.

    It was a pretty place but really close to a big city and the sites are close.

    I was glad we were not staying more than one night.

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    They thought the pictures of their beads sticking out were funny and kept wanting to do it.

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    I found these boots because of  youtuber’s that travels fulltime in an airstream with their daughter.

    They a really sturdy and easy to clean!

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    This was our first time using the camper!

    We wanted something that made camping in the Oklahoma heat easier, fits all our kids, but was not huge.

    It worked out great for us!

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    Beautiful view early the next morning before we left to head south.

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    My cute tag along.

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    She decided she wanted to go back with the others and started slowly walking back to the campsite to see if I would follow.

    3yr olds are a riot.

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    We mostly just slept in the trailer.

    Eating and playing outside.

    That helped keep everyone(mostly me) sane(ish).

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    I was so stressed leaving this site!

    I had no clue if we would be able to find a place to stay that night!

    I am so glad we took the chance though!