Travel and Style
Last week was a bit of a struggle. I was sick from Tuesday to Sunday (still recovering a little) and I was resting every single day.
This did not bode too well in our favor, since we’re going to be moving soon. I need all the days I can get to pack, organize, and clean. By Sunday, I was beginning to get cabin fever. I went out to run one errand, and realized that some of the best medicine for my flu, would be to get some fresh air. My husband and I always look forward to Sunday evening walks with our dog. Plus, we’re always discovering new buildings, trails, and little parks around our quiet neighborhood, making the walk much more adventurous. It rained all day Sunday, but by the evening time, it had calmed down to a light mist. It was gray and gloomy, but we put on our rain gear, umbrella in hand, and headed out.
There’s something about a fall, misty and gray evening that makes everything around you feel so quaint. The trees were calm, the leaves already resting on the ground, and the smells of fall mist, pervaded the Oklahoma air. The leaves here, never change colors, dramatically.They go from green to orange, brown, or yellow. Very few trees turn a bright red.
We’ve lived here for 3 years, and all throughout our walk, we kept stumbling upon new buildings, most of them we had no idea what they were used for. Some of the buildings looked to be abandoned, like a local courthouse that seemed to be preserved into a museum. There are quite a few museums around our neighborhood, both indoor and outdoor, and they’re really neat. There’s a lot of history around here. One of my favorite things is finding abandoned buildings or houses. I’m always convinced that their haunted, in some way (even if they really aren’t). I don’t think our neighborhood had any buildings like that, but it’s neat to wonder what they used to be like when they were once in use.
As we were walking, I noticed a bit of a Northern Ireland, charm, around us. With the mist, the architecture of the buildings, the brick, the leaves, and olive greens surrounding us, I felt like I was walking through Ireland, with my umbrella. For a few seconds, my mind escaped from the fact that we were really in Oklahoma, and settled on imagining that we were somewhere in the countryside of Europe.
Towards the end of our walk, we made our way past the stables. Sunday walks are especially nice because everything is so tranquil and there aren’t too many people out.