I spent this past Monday through Wednesday roadtripping and adventuring with my family and best friends in northwestern Oklahoma. It's not my first time to this jewel of an area, but I fall in love with it a little more each time I come. It's a perfect mishmash of desert, forests sporting the most gorgeous natural springs you've ever seen, and prairie. And it's so quiet. When you live in the city, you forget what true stillness sounds like until the only things filling your ears are gurgling streams, bird calls, and crickets humming softly.
|oh hey, let's play find the snake!|
We woke up early each morning and headed to the springs to watch the sunrise...and the brave ones jumped into (shockingly frigid) water. Nothing like some icy water to shoot any grogginess out of you! Later, we waded the creek bed as far as we dared go, letting the waterfalls run over our feet and feeling the cool mud squish between our toes. And at night, we laid flat on our backs and watched the stars on the still-warm pavement (all the while watching for tarantulas, of course. no seriously, we saw at least ten in our stay...). My heart felt so full in those moments I honestly thought it would burst.
It's all over now and I would be lying if I said I wasn't sad. Time goes too fast and I can't even wrap my mind around how perfect some moments are. Adventure is most definitely out there--you just have to find it.