Saturday Granddad and Sylvia kept us busy!! After a lovely breakfast we headed over to the Oklahoma City Memorial and Museum. April 19, 1995 was a tragic day for our nation and the people of Oklahoma City. The memorial and museum created are truly a place of honor, respect and remembrance. If you are ever in OKC I strongly encourage you to visit the memorial and museum. It is very well done and a beautiful place.
Next we visited the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. There is currently an exhibition being held "From Turner to Cezanne" and glasswork from Chihuly on display. We saw paintings by Renoir, Monet, Cezanne, Turner and so many more. Chihuly is famous for blown glass and his pieces are diverse, beautiful and huge!! I don't think he knows the definition of small.
Next we headed downtown to Bricktown where OKC has worked diligently to enhance and grow the downtown area. There is a canal, warehouses turned into restaurants, the ballpark for the Red Hawks, art museums and so much more. We had a Sonic break and Sylvia drove us around to show us what all Bricktown has to offer.
After a busy morning of sight seeing we headed back to the hotel. Granddad and Sylvia dropped us off, said goodbye and headed home. We took a moment to rest, freshen up and then back to Bricktown we went.
We enjoyed a nice meal at Bricktown Brewery then we headed down to the canal for a ride on the Water Taxi. The night was beautiful and the breeze helped you forget the warmer weather. Two stops by the Bricktown Candy Store and we had 6 bottles of fun sodas and some italian ice cream.
Sunday morning we had some quiet time back at the lake. The wind was blowing, the sun was warm and the time was peaceful. I think we should all have church by the lake every Sunday!!
There was one place left that we were determined to visit before heading home. Stillwater!! Where the air is clean, the OSU Cowboys play and Eskimo Joe's is slinging out burgers and fries!! It takes about an hour from OKC to get to Stillwater so we headed north. We had a HUGE lunch at Eskimo Joe's, bought a few souvenirs and then went to check out the campus and take a few pics.
With a full tank of gas and full bellies we headed home. Our weekend getaway felt more like a week long getaway. Very restful, very enjoyable!!
Here are some pictures from our trip.
Sunset at Lake Hefner
Brian and Granddad after dinner Friday night!
Saturday morning of vacation
The Survivor Tree is seen below. This once frail tree was burned and scarred from the bombing. Since then it has been nurtured and cared for. The beautiful elm grows in honor off those who survived and in remambrance of those lost.
This 3-story piece of blown glass is a signature piece for Chihuly. Truly amazing.
Water Taxi on the Bricktown Canal..we went for a ride in the evening.
Brian, me, Sylvia and Granddad
Street performer!! Very cool Fire Breather!
A pic of us that evening waiting in line for the Water Taxi.