Sunday, October 22, 2017

Week-End Day Trip #TurnerFalls #Oklahoma #Photography w/Chris Stapleton "More Of You" #MusicVideo #DianaMarySharpton


Turner Falls,OK Wind Mills, Ok DMS Photography ~ all rights reserved © copywrite
Travel brings power and love back into your life. 

 Jalaluddin Rumi

Early Saturday morning, October 21, 2017, I decided to take a day trip to Turner Falls, Oklahoma. Driving, it is about an hour to two-hours from Richardson, Texas. My adventure started out with chilly overcast early fall weather in Texas and ended up with a delightfully warm sunny afternoon in Southern Oklahoma. Oh yes, my destination was Turner Falls, Oklahoma which is a straight shot up I-35 over the Red River to 77 and to the park.

Gainsville, TX Court House - DMS Photography ~ all rights reserved © copywrite

I stopped off in Gainesville, Texas to take a picture of their historic court house which was built in 1910. With an octagonal rotunda topped by stained glass, the courthouse was designed in the Beaux Arts style with some Prairie Style features.

Crossing the Red River, you will find hundreds of  windmills for electricity. It is an amazing sight, at least it was for me.
Wind Mills, Ok DMS Photography ~ all rights reserved © copywrite

Turner Falls is nested in the Arbuckle Mountains and is one of Oklahoma’s tallest waterfalls at about 77 feet high. Located on Honey Creek, a visitor that is planning a week-end adventure can rent amazing rustic cabins within the 1,500-acre park area. In addition to the crystal blue swimming holes, the park also contains nature trails, caves, and other interesting geological features. There is even a walk-up castle which was built in the 1930s.
The Castle, Turner Falls, OK. Wind Mills, Ok DMS Photography ~ all rights reserved © copywrite

The falls was discovered and settled by Mazeppa Thomas Turner, a Scottish immigrant farmer in 1878 who eventually married a Chickasaw woman and made this gorgeous part of Oklahoma his homestead. The falls was named for him.

The city of Davis currently operates this recreational area. It is very well kept, clean facilities and only cost me $5.00 for the entire day. I did not stay in the cabins but noticed that you can rent them via the internet. Do use “Booked It”! They are a rip off no matter what price they advertise. I would recommend “Expedia” because you can cancel your reservation at any time without penalty.

Honey Creek, Turner Falls, Ok Wind Mills, Ok DMS Photography ~ all rights reserved © copywrite
Ardmore, Oklahoma is about 25 miles south of Turner Falls with a multitude of lodging, dining possibilities with additional recreational interests just in case you would like to spend more time in the area. As a matter of fact, I had supper at the “Two Frogs Grill” located in Ardmore and can highly recommend their brilliant blackened Red Snapper.

It was a fun day trip. I got a lot of beautiful pictures, met some interesting people and walked for hours. Make sure you wear the appropriate footwear to comfortably walk the terrain. I was told by the bravest of visitors that the water was very cold. It’s the time of the year.

I have selected the amazing stylings of Chris Stapleton to accompany this post of the song is "More of You". The genre is straight-up country.

I am also listing the lyrics for your reading pleasure.
"More of You"
When I think of you and the first time we met
And I heard the sound of your sweet gentle voice
My heart took me over and gave me no choice
And right then I knew

It makes me want more of you
Again, and again
I fall more in love with you
Than I've ever been
From the moment you wake me up
Till you kiss me goodnight
Everything that you do
It makes me want more of you

When I look at you now that years have gone by
I think of the memories that time can't erase
And all of the smiles that you've brought to my face
Your love's been so true

When I leave this earth, you'll be holding my hand
And it gives me comfort to know you'll be there
And I'll thank the Lord for the love that we share
You're heaven to me

Everything that you do
It makes me want more of you

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Sugar as I drive I listen to music and think about you...

I want you baby so bad....

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