Friday, March 22, 2013

Visiting Lake Murray State Park in Southern Oklahoma

The Beautiful Shoreline of Lake Murray

If you are looking for a great place to just get away from it all, relax and just have a great time, Lake Murray State Park is a wonderful place for just that. Located just 2 hours north of Dallas, Texas and 2 hours south of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, right off Interstate 35, it is easy to get to and you won't be disappointed! 

From tent camping to the largest of RV's, Lake Murray State Park has something for everyone.  If you don't have a tent or RV, you can even rent a cabin in the woods or one of their floating cabins, right on the water. Of course there is always the beautiful Lake Murray Lodge.

 Floating Cabins on Lake Murray

There are all types of activities such as hiking, trail riding, horse back riding, nature trails and if you don't have your own boat, your can rent a boat or a jet ski too!  There is a golf course, paddle boats, fishing docks and more!  

Find out more about the largest state park in Oklahoma...Come Visit Beautiful Lake Murray State Park in Southern Oklahoma

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tornado Safety Tips

May 3, 1999 in Central Oklahoma

As the seasons begin to change, so does the weather and it can turn from sunny and calm to dark and dangerous in a matter of minutes.  One of the most deadly types of storms is the tornado. The US has an average of 1,200 tornadoes each year, but tornadoes don't just occur in the US. Tornadoes have occurred on every continent on earth, except for Antarctica. However, the United States "Tornado Alley", holds the record. 

Paying attention to the weather and being prepared are the most important things you can do during tornado season. To learn more about tornadoes and how to be prepared, read more of my article by clicking on the link below. 

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pit Bull Dog Heroes

Heroic Pit Bulls
Source: public domain pictures

The Real Truth

Are you frustrated hearing only the horror stories about the pit bull dog?  Do you understand that the pit bull breed has been terribly abused and misunderstood? You know that the pit bull is only as good or as bad as the person that owns and trains them. Are we really so naive that we only believe the bad news and ignore the real truth? Are you ready to hear some good news about the pit bull? Read on for some real true stories about pit bull heroes.  Read more...

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Random Act of Kindness - Gone Wrong? A True Story

There is a wonderful movement happening right now, at least within HubPages, we call it H.O.W.  Humanity One World. It's really very simple, we are one world and we need to help each other out. There are so many  ugly things happening in our world right now and we have the power to change it if we work together!  We are determined to make this change simply by performing "random acts of kindness".  What does this mean? Simply be nice to someone!  If someone needs a helping hand, put your hand forward! It could be nothing more than smiling at someone or holding the door for someone who has their hands full.  Telling someone they look nice today or simply saying, "Have a good day."  

While I was employed at the Dept. of Human Services some years ago, I had many opportunities to help people out. The story I have written is about a random act of kindness that could have gone very wrong.  This story is not meant to deter anyone from performing acts of kindness, but to be sure that you use good common sense before you do.  Read more...

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

26 Random Acts of Kindness - A Tribute

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Canada Geese at Lake Murray, Oklahoma

Canada Goose and Goslings

I was adding some pictures to my Redgage account and came across these pictures.  These were taken last summer at Lake Murray State Park near Ardmore, Oklahoma.  The lake is about 15 miles from where we live and we go camping there when we get the chance.  I wrote an article on Lake Murray if you would like to read it when you get the chance.  The title is:  Come Visit Beautiful Lake Murray State Park in Southern Oklahoma.  

I always love getting up early when we camp at the lake.  I like to go out to our boat this is tied up on shore and sit out there and drink my coffee.  I can watch the geese as they fly in for their morning breakfast.  

If I am sitting on our boat, I have a hook in the water!  I love to fish!  Depending on what type of mood I am in as to what type of fishing I will be doing.  In the mornings, it is catfishing.  I can put a little dough bait on a treble hook, toss it out with a bobber on it and sit back and relax.  No luck on this morning though, not even my stinkiest dough bait did any good. 

Later that day, hubby and I went for a walk.  We love to walk along the shore and she what has washed up. I find some interesting shells or maybe some cool drift wood.  On this afternoon, we walked around a point and found a family of Canada Geese.  Apparently mama and papa goose were holding a swimming class for the kids today.  They were so cute, I couldn't resist taking several pictures of them.

Of course you notice that mom is in front and dad in behind, or visa versa.  They do this for protection for the babies.  Large turtles, beavers and large fish may find the little ones as a tasty meal!  These goslings are a little bigger than most predators want to try for. 

After the swimming lessons, mama goose was bringing them to the shore.  She is checking us out to be sure that we are not going to be a threat to her little ones. We backed up a little and she brought them on up on shore and they began preening themselves. Preening adds a oily sheen to their feathers that helps to repel the water. 

Now with papa goose out in front, sorry you can't see him, and mama goose bring up the rear, the little family is off.  Whey roamed around the shore for a while and then back to their nest for a little mid-day nap. Hubby and I did the same!  

Well that's all for today.  I am trying to organize my pictures a little better and who knows what I may come across and post!  Have a good day to all!  

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Beautiful Oklahoma Post Card

Canada Geese in Flight Coffee Mug