Oklahoma Trip

We had such a great time in Oklahoma. It’s a beautiful place to visit.

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It’s very rural, and very quiet. It was nice to wake up to this view of the front yard every morning. BEE-YOO-TI-FUL!

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My Dad and Step-Mom have a huge fenced in back yard. Liesl and Gubler loved it!

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Oh, and then there’s the cat… He wasn’t happy to return home and see those two galoots staring at him through the window. It was a standoff. The cat wasn’t budging.

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And once Gubler discovered that my Dad was keeping the cat out in the garage, he refused to budge from the door.

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There were many small towns to visit, lots of little museums, and even more antique shops.

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The Oklahoma Territorial Museum…

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Downtown Guthrie…

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There are tons of beautiful old buildings, with antique shops scattered here and there. I was in my glory.

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The scene in the movie Twister, where they’ve “got cows,” and sister water spouts, was filmed in my dad’s town. Other scenes were filmed in the surrounding areas, like Guthrie.

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There’s even a prairie dog town by my dad’s house. OMG! They are so cute. Left to my own devices, I could have sat there and watched them for hours.

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Did I mention the casinos? Squeal! Even in the gas station! This one was called Lil’ Bit, because it’s a lil’ bit of a casino. I walked away from here a few dollars richer, and a lil’ bit happier, lol.

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Downtown Ponca City…

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They’re supposedly making a movie starring Jennifer Lawrence about E. W. Marland, called “The Ends of the Earth.” The guy married his adopted daughter, so I guess it’s salacious enough for Hollywood.

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This was my favorite antique shop. I actually purchased two pictures here. The Cherokee Strip Company…

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Another gorgeous sunrise…

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Gubler still hasn’t forgotten about the cat.

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My Dad and Step-Mom have four of the sweetest little fur babies ever… ( Top to Bottom) Beemer, Julie, Maizy and Maggie.

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It was a nice visit. (Except that my son was sick for the first half, and then got everybody else sick. Sigh… That’s all I’m gonna say about that.)

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I wasn’t leaving without a trip to the actual casino.

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In hindsight, I should have stayed away. We lost about 200 bucks. Wah wah wah… I had fun losing it, so I’ll just file that under an entertainment expense. Can you see the greed in my eyes?

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The only thing prettier than the sunrises, were the sunsets.

We had so much fun, and I’ll miss my Dad and Step-Mom lots. The best part of the whole trip, was just being at my Dad’s house. As old as I am, I felt safe and cozy there. I fell asleep on the couch one night, and my husband woke me up to go to bed. I just wanted to stay there on my Dad’s couch, in my Dad’s living room, enjoying that sense of home. I miss that. Sigh…

Anyway… We’ll be back as soon as we can!

1 Comment

  1. March 30, 2015 / 11:01 PM

    Love, love, love seeing the pics!!!

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