Turner Falls Trip

I thought I’d talk a little about my recent trip 2 Sundays ago to Turner Falls Park, it’s a smallish park in south Oklahoma. Since I was still living in Denton (moved back to Austin last Thursday!) I decided to go on this trip as kind of a last North Texas memory. I know my last post was about my Colorado trip, but travel logs aren’t the only thing I have in store for this blog!

These are the 2 most decent photos I managed to get on the trip, in my opinion. Most were really blurry or too bright or dark. The first photo is of an abandoned castle at the site, built in the 1930s, and then of course the main attraction: Turner Falls.

I drove with 2 friends, it was about an 1hr  and 30min drive, so not too bad. The biggest downside was probably the cost of admission, being $12 per person. I also decided to buy the tickets ahead of time since on the Turner Falls Instagram, they warn about the park reaching capacity.

Here’s what I brought:

  1. homemade tuna salad
  2. bread
  3. strawberries/melon
  4. cooler
  5. pack of beer
  6. sunscreen
  7. towel
  8. swimsuit/shoes/shorts
  9. you get the idea

We kept things minimal, and were able to walk around with all our things no problem. Overall, it was a really relaxing trip. I’m glad I got to go as a farewell to my North Texas time. The best part may have been the HUGE rainbow we saw on the drive home.

Best,

Valarie

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A little Reason why I blog

I’m a mess. We are all little messes. Why are we constantly pretending otherwise?

I get tired of how we use the world in front of us. I get tired of the pressure society brings onto the individual. Individuals that wind up feeling not good enough in most aspects of their lives. The American way of Capitalistic consumerism is exhausting and addicting. Look, basically I’m saying, it’s okay to not be the perfect image that social media wants us to strive to be.

Personally, I’m annoyed at my personal lack of attention, and my inability to complete goals besides watch Netflix TV shows and work. There’s so many things that go through my head that make me feel like we are living life in a uselessly rigorous and traumatizing way. Because of this frustration, I’m trying to fuel my energy into something new, like this blog.

In real life and especially online, people live in fear of not being cool enough or accepted or being perfect. I’m here to say that guess what, you don’t need that pressure. No one’s as perfect as their blog or Instagram or whatever may seem. Let’s be real.

So on a lighter note, I’m sharing this because I want to, and that’s the goal of this blog. Share what I want when it comes to thoughts, images, and creations. Let others know hey it’s okay if your online persona isn’t perfect, nor is any one else’s! For example, I have edited this post MULTIPLE times. Anyways, hope you don’t mind my scatterbrain!