We recently spent the weekend at my in-laws ranch in the Oklahoma Panhandle. It’s a fairly harsh environment, but with a stark, desolate beauty all it’s own. Years of drought took their toll on the landscape. But there is plenty of blue sky and wide open spaces.  To me, it’s a peaceful retreat from the world. It’s so different than anything I’ve ever known.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the weekend:

One of my favorite parts of owning my own business is that I can set my own hours. We can take time off to go visit family. Until setting out on my own, I was rarely able to take vacations. I missed a lot of holidays and family events due to the hectic retail management schedule I kept for so many years. Anyway, It’s been awesome! Looking forward to many more trips.