Thursday, October 18, 2007

A Sunday Drive to Old Fort Gibson and the Stockade Built in 1824.

Sue and I enjoyed a beautiful Autumn Sunday afternoon by taking our granddaughters Hannah and Sarah for a drive over to the old stockade at Fort Gibson Oklahoma.

We drove from Wagoner to Hulbert then down hwy 80 through Wildwood.

The road takes us to the East side of Fort Gibson Dam, then South to the town of Fort Gibson.

Some of the old cabins have been restored.

Volkswagen not authentic as to period.

The stockade itself was nicely restored back in the 1930s.

We peek in at some of the quarters set up to approximate the style of the early days.

Not enough time to see it all as the girls had to get beck for church youth group. A very nice day.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Drum for Kairos

From October 4 through 7 I will be part of a Kairos team ministering to the residents of the Dick Conners Correctional Center in Hominy Oklahoma. I have been part of this ministry for over 10 years and it has been a tremendous blessing to me. One of the things I do as part of the team is to help provide music by playing Harmonica and djembe drum. My drum needed tuning and as I worked on it I was inspired to decorate the head wih scripture and ornamentation. I was so pleased with the results that I want to share it wih you. If you are curious to know what Kairos is please link to

God bless you every one.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The View from Chandler Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma

My friend Smokey likes to run around up in Chandler Park when he has it to himself. We spent a nice afternoon and enjoyed the Tulsa skyline from on top of the hill.

The Arkansas River runs up the West side of downtown Tulsa then turns West to Sand Springs. Chandler Park is on the West side of the river and looks out across the river both East to Tulsa and to the North.

Looking North

Looking East across the Arkansas River is a great view of Tulsa.

Down on the West bank of the Arkansas.

The river is a great place for the University of Tulsa's Women's Rowing team to practice.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Tulsa Driller Baseball

Nothing beats a nice summer evening at the Ball Park. Tulsa's AA minor league team is a affiliated with the Colorado Rockies. It is a nice park, the food is good and general admission seats are only $6.00. It is a great night of baseball!

The Tulsa Drillers Vs. the Arkansas Travelers.

Mr. Blue Cotton Candy Tongue.

The little guys get to chase Hornsby across the outfield.

High fives after the game.

Buy a bag of baseballs and try to hit the bucket for a prize.


Saturday, June 02, 2007

Saturday Morning Farmer's Market

In the parking lot of a former elementary school now turned into a Chili's resturant is Tulsa's thriving farmer's market. Located at 15th and Peoria in Tulsa's midtown the market bustles from 7:00 to 11:30 AM every Saturday morning.

We arrived about 9:00 and some stalls had already sold out and gone home. The early shoppers get the best goodies.

Wonderful vegetables fresh from the garden -- Leeks, fennel, radishes, beets, broccoli,asparagus.

Delicious pastries.

Pies, cakes, and quiches.

Heavenly crusty bread.

Handmade ceramics and various crafts.

An excellent band doing Neil Young covers (among other things).

A variety of herbs ready for planting.

Daylillies to set out.


Turnips, bibb lettuce, kale

Bags of spinach, new potatoes

Cabbage, carrots, squash, broccoli, brussel sprouts, sold by real farmers!

Even baskets of fresh cut flowers. Everything for sale at Tulsa's Farmers Market.