Friday, March 31, 2017
I had a full day at the office so Ali and I were only able to enjoy the bit of daylight at the end of the day. I had visited Chandler Park before, but there were still plenty of caches to find and the trails are worth visiting. The evening's find was hidden in the park's rock structures. The park encourages climbing in these rocks which have faces as high as 40 feet. We hunted a bit for the cache, but were able to make the find and finish our walk before the early sunset.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
I needed to be in the Tulsa office the next day so we were traveling with limited stops along the way. We started our day with a virtual at the grave of Charlie Parker. It's good to see this jazz legend is still remembered and his grave is still a stopping point for his fans. Prairie Museum. We arrived too late for the museum to be open, but were able to make a short stroll around the grounds as sunset arrived. Hopefully, Ali and I can make the trip to the Tulsa area in reverse and be able to visit during the daylight and when the museum is open.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
I really want to travel Route 66 from Santa Monica through Oklahoma. The Oklahoma to Chicago portion isn't a great priority for me. Maybe its the thought of being in the southwest that interests me. Maybe in my mind I expect the remaining bits in the southwest to be more quirky. Today's travels started with the Route 66 State Park in Missouri. At one end of the park there is a visitor center. The park used to be accessed across the old Route 66 bridge over the Meramec River. The bridge decking was removed about ten years ago so now all that remains to tie this to the old route is the steel girders. We did stop in to see the visitor center (souvenir shop) before making our way to another entrance to the park and a few geocache searches. What we saw of the park seems to be fading away with old 66.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
We were heading to Missouri but stopped for few caches along the way. We started the day at a couple caches placed on private property. It was a pleasant location that offered some quiet time in the woods. Our main stop of the day was a visit to Turkey Run State Park for a 2000 geocache. Turkey Run offered some good trail time with nice rock formations. We weren't overly successful with our cache hunting here, but did find the old cache.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
I needed to visit Tulsa for business. We decided to take the weekend and a couple vacation days to drive together and enjoy some time on the trails. Our first day on the way to Indianapolis was mostly wet, but we were able to enjoy a visit to Charleston Falls Preserve. It may be fall, but there were plenty of late summer wildflowers on view at the park this afternoon.