Having had a deliberately lazy Memorial weekend, we decided to do a little Geocaching today.
So we headed out into the wilderness that is NW Okieland. This particular area pictured, is the site of the final inter-tribal battle between the Native Indians that once covered this area. If you fancy your chances against the Rattlers, you can still find arrowheads out in these grasslands.
I enjoyed seeing the native flora all in bloom.
I especially love the colourful Indian Blankets. I once bought some to plant which the Hubster could not believe, as they're freely available on every roadside!
Another fascination of mine, all the abandoned homesteads spread throughout the countryside. In fact I am going to start a photography project on them I think and research their history.
There really isn't alot of anything out on these Plains!
We were after 3 newly published Geocaches, all in cemeteries. If we had given that a little more thought, we might have realised it wasn't the best day to hunt undetected in a cemetery!
We don't have a Memorial Day in the UK, when the cemeteries are all decorated and I think it's a lovely tradition, the displays of flowers are beautiful.
The flags are proudly flown and everyone remembers the servicemen who fought for their country so bravely. But it has also grown to where families decorate the graves of their loved ones generally.
I am always facinated by the choices people make for their headstones. I really wasn't too keen on this design I hadn't seen before, just a little ghoulish I think!
Now here's a surprise, I thought he was indestructable?!
I liked this design, obviously a keen fisherman.
And this one which illustrates our area nicely.
We passed another home that lost a fight with a tornado!
Found another Geocache at this very old cemetery.
The peace, quiet and endless views were amazing here as the sun finally broke through.
What do you do if your town is out of businesses?
Why you get someone to paint them back in as fun murals!
This was our Memorial Day, hope yours was fun too.
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