Tulsa Botanic Garden

If you are ever near Tulsa, Oklahoma, anywhere near Tulsa, the trip to Tulsa Botanic Gardens is worth the trip.  Even the drive to this remote location, north-west of Tulsa, is beautiful with it’s rolling hills and trees.  The garden is absolutely gorgeous.   Wear sunscreen, because you may want to stay all day.  Wear inset repellent, because you probably will want to take the 1.5 mile nature hike.

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Old Cowtown

Old Cowtown is located in Wichita, Kansas.  They have relocated some of the old buildings that were built around Wichita to this museum.  It is located next to the Arkansas River on Museum Boulevard.  Across the street is the Botanical Gardens, which is worth a visit.

Settlers used to live in houses that were small, but it  suited their needs.

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They packed their wagons and move to Kansas.  I think they were trying to get out of the over grown city in the East and the mosquitoes in the South.

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Every town had a church. But, in the South every town seemed to have a Baptist Church, a Catholic Church, and a Methodist Church.  Which were usually across the street from each other.

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I made a friend while visiting Old Cowtown.

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At noon, there was a fight on the street of the town.  A couple was robbed.  The wife took the husband gun and shot the robber.  The wife went home, the robber was okay, and the husband went to the saloon.

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Outside to town, there was a farm.  They even had a lazy cow.  She was eating laying down.

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Do You See?

After many days of heavy rain, the sun finally came out. I parked my car in front of a fence and noticed animals peering from the soaked fence.

Bear

Deer

Do you think the home owner would let me cut them from the wood?

Last one, eye.

Pictures of Fall

Just a couple days before the first freeze the temperature was in the 80s.  When it snowed a couple of inches and the temperature dropped to 23 degrees over night, the trees goes “Yipes! We are suppose to be hibernating for the winter.”  So, the leaves on the trees start turning colors and dropping to the ground quickly.   Yes, Fall is here!

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Pops

It rained and rained, and heavily rained during all of my drive through Oklahoma. Sometimes, you just need to make a stop. I turned off the interstate and drove east about five miles and found Pops.

Guess what Pops sells besides gas and souvenirs. At Pops I purchased some Coke.

Okay, they are not all Coca-cola, but in the Southern United States all soft drinks are referred to as cokes.

I also learned while looking at the souvenirs that I was on Route 66. If it was later, I could have a lunch at their diner.

Walking Baton Rouge – No. 1

My favorite place to walk in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is the Cohn Arboretum.  There are walking paths, trees and more trees, bamboo, a pond, grapevines, and lots of flowers.  It is usually not busy, except when the workers are there.  It is well maintained and peaceful.  It is also on the way to the my No. 3 spot, so I usually catch both on the same day.

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This is Baton Rouge, so remember wherever you go; your bug spray and water.  However, pests have never seemed to be a problem here.