Returning to the River


Wednesday night after work I went to go running on the trails along the Arkansas River here in Tulsa. It was the first time I’ve since I tripped and fell on Turkey Mountain during a night run. It didn’t feel bad at the time but my side hurt and kept getting worse especially when I ran.


I finally did the miracle cure for stuff like that. You want to know what the miracle cure is for almost anything. I bet you already what it is. You make an appointment to go see the doctor about it and you get cured about an hour before your appointment. It works every time!!


Anyway, Wednesday night was kind of cool but there was hardly any wind and the river was very smooth.


I ran past the University Club Tower. Just so you know, it is the eighth tallest building in Tulsa. You never know when a little tidbit of knowledge like will come in handy.

Where East Meets West

I got up to the far north end of the River Trails and went over to check out “Where East Meets West” a sculpture in honor of Cyrus Avery, the father of route 66. I approached it cautiously because at night I didn’t want to be accosted by homeless people looking for a handout. I got close and I was about to take this photo I saw this guy walking quickly over in my direction with a big smile on his face. I knew what was going to be next. A pitch about some plight he was in and an invitation to help. I’ve been through it a million times and no thanks, I don’t want to go through it again especially in an isolated area in the dark.  So I snapped the pic and went back across the street and continued my run.



It was my first run in two weeks and parts of the trail were blocked off for construction so I called it quits after three miles.

So, the question of the day is: Have you ever experienced the miracle cure?

10 thoughts on “Returning to the River

  1. Eileen

    Pretty captures of the reflections and colors.. The river scene is beautiful. I am glad you recovered from your fall! Have a happy weekend!

  2. sylviakirk

    Beautiful captures of a beautiful area!! I love them!! I sometimes think that my reaching 83 is a miracle in itself!! But it has to do with enjoying every moment, looking forward to every new day and loving the little things in life!! I know that you’ve done them all!!!

  3. Ellen

    Love that sculpture!
    Not only do I experience the miracle cure every time I enter a doctor’s office, my blood pressure is sky high. You think they would learn not to take your blood pressure right after they weigh you.

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better and have the running shoes back on.

  4. Barb Behmer

    I rarely make a DR appointment unless I think I’m dying. However, when my kids were young, the “miracle cure” often worked on them. I’d call the DR and by the time I got them there, they were well again.

  5. Charlene

    Beautiful shots! I love the blue sky reflection on the serene water and the bridge.
    I haven’t experienced that kind of miracle cure yet because I haven’t had any appointment with the doctors yet except the calls from our health center for regular check-up. But that sounds great.
    Thanks, by the way, for visiting my blog and for the inspiring comment. Have a wonderful weekend!

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