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Oklahoma Day 2

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Rain!  Rain! Rain!  A good day for a Museum.  We hit the mini lottery, The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum had a free weekend for any BofA customer!  Yippee, we got that!  We saved $12.50 each and had a great afternoon enjoying the museum.  Paul and I each have our own interests when it comes to museums so right at the start we split up!  I headed for the Walter Ufer exhibit and Paul headed for Cowboy memorabilia.  This museum had so many exhibits and both of us enjoyed it immensely.  The art was beautiful and the Cowboy stuff was very interesting; my favorite was Prosperity Junction, a circa 1900 western cattle town complete with full size structures, including a saloon, school and church.  Something I observed in the school was the 1st, 2nd and 5th grade reading books-  reading has always been very important to the learning process.

We headed home in hopes of watching the Nascar Race in Texas – Surprise, it was rained out!


Sunday, April 6th, 2014


Bricktown Riverwalk

Bricktown Riverwalk

We hit the highlites of this city as we are focused on heading north to Iowa.  Friday we arrived at the Elks in Midwest City for our weekend stay in Oklahoma.  A fun Elks lodge where we enjoyed Steak & Shrimp and Karoke.  We are the only RV staying here so it will be a quiet weekend.  So far the weather seems to be tolerable so we are excited to get out and see the city.

Saturday we headed downtown to see the Oklahoma City National Memorial,  a very powerful reminder that life can be unpredictable no matter where you are.

The Surviving Tree

The Surviving Tree with the Journal Record Building in the background

The reflecting pool with the 9:01 gate and the empty chairs

The reflecting pool with the 9:01 gate and the empty chairs

The Childrens Wall

The Childrens Wall

Paul downloaded a narative of the architects who designed this memorial.  It is very interesting listening to their vision.  I really am in awe of the chairs, a visual reminder of the lives that were lost.

Oklahoma City seems to be putting a lot of resources into their downtown with Bricktown.  They have a very nice riverwalk around lots of fun restaurants, stadiums and parks.


I Love This Bar

Riverwalk Art

Riverwalk Art

We stopped into Toby Keith’s I love this Bar.  Lots of fun and lots to watch and see.





The Squirrel went Berserk….

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Laying in bed reading USA today and a gun blast goes off right next to my window!  Paul “the electricity blew up!”   Paul jumps up, pulls on the shorts and out he goes.  Yep, no power to our power pole.  Are you kidding me, I am thinking the RV blew up!  We are the only ones parked at the Elks Lodge in Midwest City, OK.  He checks things out and observes that it looks like the transformer to the pole that serves us is blown up.  It is all black and ugly.  A call to the local power company and we start the generator.

While waiting for the electric company to respond Paul walks over to the pole and on the ground is a very large, very dead squirl!

and I was thinking we were going to have a bad day!

and I was thinking we were going to have a bad day!



1.violently or destructively frenzied; wild; crazed; deranged: He suddenly went berserk.noun

2 ( sometimes initial capital letter ) Scandinavian Legend. . Also, ber·serk·er. an ancient Norse warriorwho fought with frenzied rage in battle, possibly induced by eating hallucinogenic mushrooms.
1865–70; < Old Norse berserkr, equivalent to ber- (either *ber-, base of bjǫrn bear2 or berr bare1 ) +serkr sark, shirt, armor
Related forms

ber·serk·ly, adverb
ber·serk·ness, noun
1. violent, mad, maniacal, rabid, demented, lunatic.
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The utility guy comes and it is only a fuse so he replaces it and we get power. Whew, the fun never ends.