Solemn Hollow

This is My Happy Place, this is where a part of my heart will always be.

My kids ran, played, explored, fished and hunted on this 47 acres on Lake Hudson for eleven years, Two of them came straight from the hospital to call this home.

They learned so much about life and life lessons from the great outdoors here and acquired a love for nature.

This is Spavinaw Creek, the town of Spavinaw Oklahoma is a short drive and is the Birthplace of Mickey Mantle.

Following the Trail of Tears (1839) Eastern Cherokees began arriving in the area. Before the lake was made, they say along the original creek bed that runs next to these bluffs was an Indian Village.

When they would let the water down to make repairs we would find Arrowheads and various artifacts left behind by the Native Americans.

I’ve always found this area to be very beautiful & peaceful, I call it my little piece of heaven.

I have a waterfront subdivision that I developed when I was thirty and named it for the Hollow that runs through it.  Solemn Hollow  Such an appropriate name!

Also I still have a waterfront lot and hope to live there again someday in hopes my kids and future grandchildren can enjoy it and make new memories.

Thanks for reading!

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Sometimes the roads less traveled lead to beautiful destinations ~ Fall Adventures 9.1.17

Two weeks ago today I was driving through Black Mesa State Park & Preserve in the Panhandle of Oklahoma, it is home to Oklahoma’s highest point at 5,705 ft. It is lava formed by a volcanic eruption 3 to 5 million years ago.

It is beautiful, and so not Oklahoma like, more New Mexico like. There are so many mesas throughout, it looks foreign to me. But beautiful country!

There are dinosaur footprints in the preserve also! Dinosaur tracks in Oklahoma kind of hard to see but they are there!

We drove on a wild goose chase out in the middle of no mans land looking for the Tri-State marker and finally found it!

Next we were off to Capulin New Mexico, to see the Volcano. We chose the road less traveled which meant 17 of the 70 miles was dirt roads. Which in this day and age seemed crazy to me! It was the most beautiful drive full of cloudy skies, sunflowers and mesas as far as the eye could see. (Would recommend the drive for sure)

Since you have to drive slower you see more of the country side.

From this to this….

It was definitely gorgeous scenery, Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers and there was an abundance of them.