|Adventure #4: Kayaking with loons and eagles at Lake Murray|
This is the thought that spurred the "100 Adventures" challenge. Why shouldn't we have 100 adventures in a year, since we have all of these days at our disposal? Challenge accepted.
|#30: Spanish Canyon hike|
|#38: "Spokeswomen" at the Friendship Plant and Seed Exchange|
There are some grey areas in the rules, too. How many different adventures can you have in a single day, or on a single vacation? When we played in and on the Blue Whale in Catoosa, posed at the Totem Pole Park in Foyle, hitched a ride on a stranger's boat on Grand Lake, and hiked at Natural Falls State Park; how many adventures should that count for? One. It was all on the same roadtrip. The week spent kayaking in the Alaska wilderness and exploring glaciers was just one big adventure. The day that I rode with the "Spokeswomen" on our inaugural bike ride to brunch in dresses with flowers on our handlebars, then later hiked to the Spanish Canyon with another friend, that counted as two separate adventures. Basically, if there was a break in between, and maybe a wardrobe change, then I think they count as individual adventures. Most days, the adventures all blended into one big mass of good times.
|#47: Eclipse at the Tallgrass Prairie and hike at Osage Hills State Park|
|#54: Mani-pedi day with my niece|
|#60: Martin Park with the nieces|
|#81: Viewing of private arrowhead collection after kayaking in Keota|
Out of my 100 adventures in 2012, all but three of those were in Oklahoma. Instead of running out of Okie adventures, my list to do and see and experience this year is even longer. There were 15 unique kayak trips, 21 different hikes, multiple bike rides, climbing adventures, and live music experiences. There was a photographic hunt for a snowy owl in Marland, a chicken farm tour in Tuttle, small town fairs and festivals, street parties, garden parties, and potlucks. I have 9,416 pictures on my computer - just from last year - and they can only remind, but not capture the awe of these moments.
Stay tuned for the next blog post when I tell you about the 100th adventure of 2012. I still had a month and a half to spare, too! Want a hint? The 100th adventure was in SE Oklahoma on the most beautiful hike I've ever experienced.