Talimena National Scenic Byway

Talimena National Scenic Byway

Talimena National Scenic Byway   which is Highway 1 in Oklahoma and Highway 88 in Arkansas, is a National Scenic Byway which meanders through the forest providing amazing vistas and excellent photo opportunities. The Scenic Drive passes through old-growth oak woodlands on Winding Stair and Rich Mountains.


Take a day and spend some time in the Ouachita Mountains. It is 54 miles that is  full of natural beauty and historic sites. I sat on one of the scenic  road side over looks and just took in the beauty of the mountains, the peace that you feel just looking at the amazement of God’s creation. You can stand with one foot in Arkansas and one foot in Oklahoma


You can learn of the ghost of Rich Mountain Cemetery, During the civil war years were hard times and the families on the mountain barely survived.  It was during one of these brutal winters that a mother, her teenage daughter and several small children, were alone the father of the family was away, the mother became  ill with a high fever and they needed water and firewood. so the oldest daughter headed out into the storm trying to reach what was needed. Cornered by wolves, she was forced to take refuge in a tree. Her body was found frozen  stiff in the tree where she had taken shelter. She was buried in the cemetery what is now called Pioneer cemeteryOver the years, however, local residents claimed   to sometimes see her spirit in the graveyard. Strange lights were often seen in the trees. Did I see her no and thank the lord for that.

You can stay at the Queen Wilhelmina State Park in the lodge that is located 3,000 feet high in the Ouachita  Mountains, it is the  crown jewels of the Arkansas State Park system. You can hike the lovers leap trail. It is 1.3 miles of the wandering beauty of the mountains. offers breathtaking views of almost the entire Ouachita Mountain Range. The windblown mountaintop could easily be confused with the Smoky Mountains in a  way, due  to the heavy fog and the stunted and  contorted hardwoods that populate the area. The actual overlook on Lover’s Leap Trail is perched atop a rock  bluff, where legend has it that a Native American princess leapt to her death after news that her lover was killed in battle.  


This offers many panoramic views that is just breathtaking. I see no better way to spend time clearing your head, relaxing and just remembering Gods creation beauty. 


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About me well I have recently been pondering what I have on my page is being educated about me who I am. My friends are saying here comes the weird Psychology degree stuff. Well some know my past and some don’t, I have always heard don’t put your mistakes (trash out) for all to see. I have decided if its not out for all to see then how is the younger generation going to learn from the older generations mistakes. First I started running away at 14 to get out of a bad home life was this the smartest thing I have ever done, no what did I learn a many lessons in life , what jobs I wanted and did not want is the biggest one for sure to the guy at the paper tiger lounge in Denver, I am so sorry that I risked your business as a Dum teenage kid. To Kay and Myron Nichols from Aurora thanks for taking in a teenager and getting her out of employment that she had no business in. Thanks Kay for trying to teach that kid that she wasn’t ready in life to be a wife and mother and thanks Myron for eating that no bake jello pie that I messed up so bad on. Second to you young bloggers that read my blog to help me out, I was a teenage high school drop out that got pregnant at 16 to get out of a bad home and ended up jumping from the frying pan into the fire. Remember this no matter what mistakes you have made its never to late to start over. I divorced at age 18 and just kept jumping from one bad marriage to another. It took me till my twenties to get that high school diploma, then I walked into Carl Albert state college and enrolled and with 4 kids and a job I now have an associates from Carl Albert state college in sociology/Psychology and a bachelors in psychology with an emphasis in mental health and I have a master’s of science in psychology from the University of Phoenix. I maintained above at least a 3.27 at all the colleges while raising 4 kids and holding a job down. So it is never too late to change your life. The relationship Mistakes first to the professor at NSU that made it a point to tell me that I didn’t have a big red sign on my back that says if you’re a woman beater come my way that it was because I didn’t stay single long enough that I just kept marrying the same man he just had a different face. Thank you I have remained single now and haven’t dated for 5 years and I know see that you are correct. To Craig the guy that came around since I was 14 until I was 30 I finally grew up to bad that you got tired of waiting I am glad that you finally have your soul mate. Now at 45 am looking at changing my career direction scary but all will work out. Second no friends and co-workers I haven’t went crazy from the stress. I just decided that dealing with the fact that I am getting older and showing it is ok. I still intend to get old gracefully and become that girly, girl. This is about me in all my trash being out there

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