After my mom’s graveside service in Eufaula, Kay and I took a weekend Jeep trip with my sister Carole Hanks and her husband – and my long-time friend Mark – to the Kiamichi Mountains of southeast Oklahoma. Talihina Our first night’s stay was in Talihina. We stayed at Hootie Creek Bed and Breakfast – a […]
For years I have wanted to camp while on a bicycle trip. My neighbor Geoff Detrich and I finally hooked up and rode from Edmond to Lake McMurtry on gravel roads. I camped overnight and rode home in strong headwinds and deep mud.
My wife is a ski fanatic. She is an expert level skier – double black diamond runs are her thing. The more challenging the better. She and I also love to explore back roads. I don’t mean just “get off the Interstate” back roads. I mean dirt roads, cow trails, and even places where there […]
My good friend Bill Dragoo and I were recently riding our BMW motorcycles through north central Arkansas while on assignment for a motorcycle travel story. Our goal was to find the “twistiest” roads in Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas. Highway 123 near Mount Ida certainly qualifies. As we rolled out of the switchbacks and into Mount […]
One late spring day in 1999 I was headed on a work trip to southern Colorado in my Cessna Turbo 310R airplane and decided to spend the weekend on my return trip mountain biking in New Mexico. After my work week (I believe it was in Durango) I stopped in at Angel Fire, NM late […]