Red Rock Canyon


Nathan and I had a couple of hours this morning with nothing planned. So, instead of sleeping late as I suggested, we took a very quick trip to Red Rock Canyon State Park. This is not to be confused with the Red Rock Canyon Grill, which is a nice place to eat if you are in the OKC area.

DSC_0103These red cliffs are why it’s called Red Rock Canyon.

The purpose of our adventure was to take pictures of the turning leaves. I never thought I would be old enough to care about beautiful fall foliage, but here I am … up early with a camera around my neck. What’s next? A Winnebago and a map of Florida? Long story short … If we were true senior citizens we would have been at Red Rock Canyon a few weeks ago and we wouldn’t have missed most of the beautiful colors.

DSC_0068It was still very pretty even if many of the colors had already faded to brown.

Nathan spent his childhood roaming around this state park, but today was a first for me. It was almost my last trip when Nathan insisted I go to the “top” with him. I’m more than a little afraid of heights and then add in slippery rocks and expensive camera equipment, and you’ve got a meltdown on your hands. Actually, you’ve got a great chance of getting a good picture of me sliding my rear end down this hill.

DSC_0095I know that this picture shows a tranquil setting with a gradual slope, but trust me on this one. It was tall, steep and treacherous. I made it to the bright light area of this picture and then I sat on a rock and cried. Just kidding. I did sit on a rock and take a few pictures.


I also enjoyed seeing all the love…

DSC_0032Something about this picture … it just seems a little bit R-rated. Maybe that’s why so many people are inspired to declare their love on the cliff walls even though there are signs not to do so.

DSC_0054I hope Danny and Christy are still in love out there somewhere.

Nathan told me some great stories about him and his brothers when they were kids and then we had a picnic lunch before heading home to get ready for the work week. Hope you all have a great week.


  1. earlyrisers

    Great photo’s! When you told me you were going to Red Rock, I did think you were going to the Lake Hefner area. I didn’t know you were GOING to Red Rock! You should check out Palo Duro Canyon in Canyon, TX sometime. Second largest in the U.S. right behind… you guessed it.. The Grand Canyon. It’s badass! Maybe I’ll take you!

  2. Julie Condon

    Misti…you have such a gift. I can’t not begin to tell you how much I have enjoyed reading and looking at your great site.

    Come see me.

    I love you.

    When I read your stories, I can see your smile.


    • okiemuse

      Julie! Thanks for reading. I sometimes wonder if there’s anyone out there. I miss you too. I’m gonna surprise you one of these days and drive south!
      Love you!!!!!!

      • Julie Condon

        It would be a wonderful surprise. Please come. I now spend my free time enjoying your recepies, pictures and stories. Would love to catch up with you, and this Nate guy sounds like a pretty amazing fella. I know that he is a lucky guy to have captured you. I will be waiting for your visit. Keep the stories coming!


        J Condon

    • okiemuse

      We have always used Bosch Pears. The best result was when we let them soak overnight in the fridge. They were so pretty! Hope you like it.

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