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: ‘OKC’

    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.


    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.


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


    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.


    My cute tag along.


    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.


    We mostly just slept in the trailer.

    Eating and playing outside.

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


    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!

    OKC Outdoors

    Friday, July 14th, 2017

    Arcadia Conservation Education Area

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    They are racing for the shade.

    It was a little bit hot.

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    The education center was closed when we went.

    I am not sure if it is only used for school trips and stuff?


    Martin Park Nature Center

    We found out that the nature center was closed for construction after we got there.

    So you will want to check the status of that before you go.

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    This place had really nice easy walks but we ran into seed ticks while there. I am wondering if it was from the bridge or tower.

    We stayed in the middle of the path and usually can avoid them if we don’t brush up against grass.

    Thankfully a baby wipe got a lot of them off.

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    Acadia Lake State Parks


    We actually parked here so Little Bit could take a nap!

    It was really hot that day but by parking in the shade right next to the lake, it was not bad at all.

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    This trail does not seem to get much use.

    The farther we went the smaller the trail so we turned around.

    I try not to take trails that are too narrow in the summer here.

    Sure enough we got ticks from this one as well.

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    Arcadia Lake is really pretty though and has lots of camping options.

    Might need to make an rv trip here someday.

    Oklahoma Railway Museum ~OKC, OK

    Friday, February 3rd, 2017

    We were not ready to go home yet after going to the Museum of Osteology so we stopped by the Oklahoma Railway Museum for a short visit.


    It actually worked out pretty perfectly.

    They had a playground for the kids to play on and they got to go inside some of the rail cars!

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    This is my favorite shirt…

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    It is free so a quick stop worked out great!

    Everyone got any extra energy out for the drive back!


    Just for fun I looked up pictures from the last time we went for our oldest’s birthday.


    2010 train ride at the Railway Museum!


    Seems like a different lifetime.