Oklahoma in December

I just got back from a trip to see my Dad and Step-Mom in Oklahoma. It was just me this time, so I flew in. Thank goodness.

Oklahoma!

It isn’t possible for us to make the trip at Christmas, but I still wanted to see them. It’s tough being so far away, especially over the holidays.

Oklahoma!

Oklahoma!

We decorated a little bit, and tried to get into the Christmas Spirit.

Dad's House

Dad's House

Dad's House

Dad's House

Dad's House

Dad's House

Once we were finished, it was so cozy in the house. I love the way it came out.

Dad's House

Dad's House

I have quite a few “fur-siblings” and they add an extra element of warmth and coziness to the house.

Dad's House

Dad's House

Dad's House

Dad's House

Dad's House

We went to the annual Christmas Parade in town. It was a typical small town parade, but it was fun and very festive. It was also very cold. Brrr…

Ponca City Christmas Parade

Ponca City Christmas Parade

Ponca City Christmas Parade

Ponca City Christmas Parade

Ponca City Christmas Parade

Ponca City Christmas Parade

The elves were kinda creepy!

Ponca City Christmas Parade

I love my Dad’s hat! Ha!

Ponca City Christmas Parade

Ponca City Christmas Parade

Ponca City Christmas Parade

Ponca City Christmas Parade

Ponca City Christmas Parade

After the parade, we drove thru the town’s light show…

Festival of Angels

Festival of Angels

Festival of Angels

Festival of Angels

Festival of Angels

Festival of Angels

Festival of Angels

I love the cow, and all of the “Oklahoma specific” lights.

Festival of Angels

Festival of Angels

We spent a day antique shopping. There are tons of antique and thrift shops scattered all over the place out there. It’s even more fun because they have different types of antiques than I’m used to seeing in Florida, or anywhere else. They have tons of cowboy and Native American stuff.

Antique Shopping

Antique Shopping

Antique Shopping

I made a new friend! If it were only that easy…

Antique Shopping

Antique Shopping

Antique Shopping

We went out to eat a few times. I’m still fascinated by all of the Western/Pioneer themed atmosphere.

Out to eat!

Out to eat!

I asked my Dad what type of place ‘Sadies’ was. He said he thought it was a bar/strip club. Hmm… “Sadie’s painted ladies” comes to mind. I guess it makes sense.

Sadies!

Of course, we spent a lot of time at home, just hanging out together and relaxing.

Dad's House

Dad's House

Dad's House

Dad's House

Dad's House

I tried to go for a run one morning, but it was too cold for me. I couldn’t get warmed up. It turned into a nice, very short walk.

Oklahoma!

We skyped with my sister and the kids. I miss them so much, my heart hurts.

Dad's House

Dad's House

I couldn’t go to my Dad’s without visiting the Prairie Dog Town.

Prairie Dog Town

Prairie Dog Town

Prairie Dog Town

Prairie Dog Town

Prairie Dog Town

Prairie Dog Town

Prairie Dog Town

Prairie Dog Town

Prairie Dog Town

Our time together was too short, but definitely better than nothing.

Dad's House

Dad's House

 

Dad's House

Dad's House

I’m not sure when we’ll be able to get together again. I’m hoping at most, sometime in the Summer.

Dad's House

Dad's House

Dad's House

Dad's House

Dad's House

Dad's House

Dad's House

I’ll miss them all!

Karen

2 Comments

  1. December 17, 2015 / 3:05 PM

    Awwww….such nice pictures! Can’t wait to visit your dad.

    • Karen
      January 5, 2016 / 2:59 PM

      He mentioned that you might go out there soon. He’d love to see you guys!

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