Canvassing Chickasaw Country


  • Hunting in Chickasaw Country

    September 10, 2018

    A cool, thick blanket of fog lies low in a pecan bottom. The sun has yet to waken from its slumber.  The calm serenity of an uninterrupted morning is broken by the snap of a twig beneath the rubber sole of your duck boots. Sloshing through the muddy bottom, ...

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  • Flavors of Chickasaw Country: Van's Pig Stand

    September 4, 2018

    Did you know Oklahoma has a state meal? I didn’t either! The meal was approved in 1988 by the 41stOklahoma Legislature and includes some of my favorites. The official dishes are fried okra, squash, cornbread, barbecue pork, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, corn, black-eyed peas, chicken-fried steak, strawberries and ...

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  • One Final Road Trip through Chickasaw Country

    August 27, 2018

    Hi friends! Kalli here.  I have some crazy road trip stories from growing up. I grew up in a family of six, and every summer we would take a road trip together. It didn’t matter if we were driving across the country or just driving through town, ...

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  • Labor Day in Chickasaw Country

    August 17, 2018

    Labor Day is near! How can this be? To me, it feels like it should still be May, but the summer flew by and now it’s time to celebrate the end of summer. So, let’s flip the calendar, put away our white clothes (I never follow ...

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  • Back to School Fun

    August 13, 2018

    When I was a kid, I loved summer even more than I do now. I bet you can guess why … no school! But, summer is quickly coming to an end. School is back in session, the days aren’t as long, and the weather (cross your fingers) will ...

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  • Styles of Chickasaw Country: Bromide Mountain Co.

    August 6, 2018

    In the heart of the Arbuckle Mountains, you’ll find Oklahoma’s tallest waterfall - Turner Falls, great hiking and camping spots at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, exciting ziplines including the 777 Ziplineand Air Donkey Zipline, and beautiful cabinsfor a weekend getaway. ...

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  • Rush Springs Watermelon Festival Guide

    July 30, 2018

    Picture this. The year is 1948. The world is recovering from World War II. Gas is 16 cents a gallon, a loaf of bread is 14 cents, and you can go to the movies for just one dollar. The kids are playing Scrabble, South Pacific is on Broadway, and the first NASCAR race ...

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  • National Day of the Cowboy

    July 24, 2018

    As the youngest girl in my family, I grew up loving baby dolls and pink bows. However, I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for cowboys. I blame this on a few things – my grandfather, my brother and my school.  John Wayne memorabilia covered ...

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  • I Scream for Ice Cream

    July 20, 2018

    Summer is a time for swimming all day at the pool and staying up late eating s’mores around a campfire. It’s long days at the ballpark and taking even longer naps in a hammock. It’s bike rides, frozen popsicles, hikes, and of course, ice ...

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About Kalli Kliewer

Hi friends! I’m Kalli Kliewer, a small-town Oklahoma girl who loves the people and places in this great state. I’m a 20-something living the life in OKC who loves shopping, exploring, hanging out with my family and friends, and meeting new people!

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