Dinner and Dessert

Caramel Apple Muffins 10-12 apples 2 cups sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans, toasted and divided Peel and finely chop apples to equal a heaping 3.5 cups….

Where the Red Fern Grows

Return to Natural Falls State Park Spotted Jewelweed-  This flower is also known as Touch-me-not because of its unusual method of seed dispersal.  When the seed pods become ripe, the slightest touch or swift breeze triggers a pop that sends the seeds up to four feet away. Unlike most wildflowers, Jewelweed is an annual, which means its only way…

Boiling Springs SP

About two and a half hours later I arrived to relax and rest for the night before my long day of driving to NM tomorrow. The campsite I chose for the first night of my 5 day road trip backed up to some great running trails. My all time favorite koozie made the trip. Peaceful…

Gloss Mountain SP

Who knew OK was the home of such an amazing site as Gloss Mountain has to offer!?  This place surrounds the highway with easy access to take the trail through these glossy red dirt mounds and “mountains”.                  

Dragonmoon Tea Company

Another whimsical experience at Dragonmoon Tea Co. where I enjoyed a small pot of the creamy smooth Caramel Sugar Oolong   This gem of a tea house features some delectable creations to enjoy with a fine pot of tea.  For lunch I chose the tasty Tomato Parmesan Soup and the warm Gouda Apple Croissant with…