I love getting outdoors. My wife and I regularly ride motorcycles, both dirt and street. We explore out-of-the-way places in our Jeep. I have over 5,000 hours as a pilot in small airplanes with extensive experience at “bush flying” in the backcountry. So when my editor at Oklahoma Living Anna Politano asked me to write a story about outdoor adventures, I didn’t even have to leave my desk. I just pulled from my huge archive of images and stories to write this piece titled “5 Outdoor Activities in Oklahoma”. We wanted the story to be about unusual activities rather than the normal golf or tennis.
On my way home from Altus I traveled along a variety of secondary paved and even dirt and gravel roads – my normal way to travel when I have the time. As I was meandering home I ran across this unique rock structure located a few miles south of Mountain View, Oklahoma. The building materials resembled those used in and around Medicine Park, which was about 30 miles away. It seems this was an old gasoline station located on what once was a busy corner. I can imagine an awning coming out from the building to stretch over the top of the rock spires. Pipes for the gasoline pumps peaked out of the ground between the rock columns. No longer in use, this unique structure sits across the street from the Sedan Volunteer Fire Department building.