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Adventure through Arkansas

Spending the long weekend on the motorcycle was a great getaway. Mike, myself, and my parents spent the weekend riding through Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma. It was beautiful and was some much needed time spent with my husband. “I think the best investment we have made is our motorcycle” (Michael). I would have to agree with him. There is nothing like spending hours on a motorcycle together. It is just the two of you, the road, and nature around you. When you have spent so much time apart, even if you are just in other rooms, sitting on the motorcycle together was great quality time.  Some of the beautiful places through Arkansas:
















There are lots of  beautiful hills, trees, and the sunshine was wonderful. The only bad part about riding in Arkansas are the chicken farms. They do not smell very good at all.  The curves are fun, even though you don’t want to be behind my dad on some of the hills because he makes sure he goes the speed limit, if not slower. You can tell by looking at the tires on our motorcycle that Mike likes to go around curves. Sometimes you can hear the pipes scrape the pavement, check out the chicken stipes on the tires.

Arkansas also has some beautiful parks, old civil war camps, and corp of engineer training camps. It was neat when we stopped at one of these camps, you could hear the wind blowing through the trees. The wind blowing through the trees was a soft hum that actually took us awhile to figure out what the noise was.

As always southeastern Oklahoma is beautiful. We made our way through the Talahina Drive to come back home.

After we finished the drive, we ended our day at Roseanna’s in Krebs, Oklahoma. It was so very delicious Italian food, might quite possibly be some of the best Italian food that I have ever eaten. If you are ever around the McCalister, Oklahoma area you should really stop by there and the Choc Beer Brewery. I don’t think you can go wrong with those decisions.

It was a great getaway. After putting 1,000 miles on the motorcycle and our butts, I was pretty glad to see Tulsa, but I am so glad that I got to spend an amazing weekend with the husband and the parents.  Now just a few more hours to relax and enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend before we have to go back to Tulsa, and back to the real world of work-study, dissection, and life. There will be more good adventures ahead this summer.

So far we have planned a float trip down the Illinois River, we shall see what else comes up.


I believe we live in tornado alley. It never crossed my mind that people who live in Oklahoma have not lived here their entire life have not ever been in a tornado warning or a tornado. I am not saying I have but I am pretty sure most of us that are born and raised in Oklahoma have went chasing tornados. I want everyone to make sure that they know that a tornado warning is worse than a tornado watch!

So the school closed for the predicted snow storm that was predicted to happen this winter, well now they have closed for these predicted tornados and severe weather. Oklahoma never leaves us with a dull moment. I felt bad for all of the 2nd years, well I guess they are now 3rd years, who had to pack up all of their board review stuff, many of them walking out with arms full of pathology notes (a couple of them said well if the school blows away I still have to take boards in a month and need all of this stuff so it needs to go home with me).

Plus Oklahoma made the Nightly News with Brian Williams about the possibility of how the tornados in Oklahoma could turn into what happened in Joplin, MO.

Well we will spend the evening with Yogi watching out the window for the tornados to come and Dan Threlkeld on the television because these storms are apparently headed for Tulsa. I have a center hallway that we can close all the doors too. Hopefully the storms will just rain and pour here, no crazy winds, or other parts of storms that we do NOT like.

Mike, Yogi, and I will hold down the fort. If you would like to come hang out with, Natalie, you sure can! Stay safe! Don’t go chasing any tornados!  I am sure we have all out grown that by now.