Monday, September 17, 2007

OK the worst Highways have been awarded to...

sound the trumpets......ta ta ta daaaa................OKLAHOMA!!!

Now don't get me wrong it's a beautiful State. Oklahoma City is a great place to visit, hell we stayed here four nites and were only going to drive thru. We are very happy that we did stay over. The people are wonderful, a ton to do here, the RV park where we stayed was super, BUT the roads SUCK!!! They are like washboards everywhere. It is hard to believe that such a wonderful city would allow this to happen. Talk to any resident, they are appalled and ashamed of the roadways of their beautiful City. Maybe the Governor should put their Lotto $$$ to the infrastructure.

Now let me tell you why we stayed here for an extended period of time. One reason was the Doodles clan had a bit of a summer cold but are on the mend.

First of all the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.
Well let me say that this is the MOST heart wrenching memorial I have ever seen.

Their Mission Statement:
We come here to remember those who were killed. Those who survived and those changed forever. May all who leave here know the impact of violence. May this Memorial offer comfort, strength, peace hope and serenity.

The Field of 168 Empty Chairs stand as a reminder of each life lost April 19, 1995. I also put a few pics up on my Flickr site.

Prior to this we discovered that THE largest stockyards existed in Oklahoma City. Too cool I say, cowboys wrangling cattle, what's not to like, we say so found our way to Stockyards City. Yep they have their own city it's just that big and a restaurant too. Big disappointment, cowboys only wrangle cattle on Monday and Tuesday's CRAP!!!

As I said this city is filled with amazing venues......guess you could call it a destination city depending on your interests.

OK now on to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Holy cow this place is magnificent and huge. Anything regarding western history from cowboy art to modern day rodeo. Also the grounds are filled with stunning bronze art work. Needless to say we enjoyed our day here.
Oh and this is funny, we received free admission. Ford Motor Company pays for all guests that show up on Wednesday.

Yep we enjoyed Okie City as the natives do refer to themselves.

We are going to venture down Route 66, the Mother Road,
so stay tuna'd.............

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