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.
These 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.
It 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.
I 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…
Something 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.
I 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.