Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Oklahoma City, OK

Since college, we've done an annual girl's trip to help everyone keep in touch within our group since we live all across the US (and now Canada!). We've made trips to Dallas, Minneapolis and this year, we went to Oklahoma City. Last year, 2 of us moved up to OKC, so we figured this would be a good chance to see where they lived! I went up last year to visit, but it was nice to make the trip back up again this year.

Our trip last year, we went to the OKC Bombing Memorial. It was a really beautiful tribute to all of the people who lost their lives here. It was boiling hot last time we went, so it was a brief trip, but it was still nice to see. The OKC Marathon starts and ends at this memorial and this year it was held a week after the Boston Marathon. They invited all of those who weren't able to finish in Boston to come finish in OKC. The Boston runners were able to run with the support of a city that really understands overcoming tragedies. Kind of cool I thought.


This trip, I was able to meet up with the girls after they visited the memorial. The boys grilled and we had a lovely meal cooked for us by Rebekah and Brittany. The next day, we ate a yummy brunch and then went to hang out in Bricktown. We took the water taxi that showed us around the area.

After this, we explored downtown a little and then headed to the Paseo district. We looked around some art galleries here and grabbed a bite to eat. That night, we went to an awesome jazz show at the University of Central Oklahoma's jazz lab. We ended our trip the next day with brunch at Whiskey Cake and a trip to Pops along Route 66. This place is so cute - they have thousands of different kinds of soda in hundreds of flavors. They have the usuals like root beer and cream soda, but also the weirdos like bacon and apple crumble.
It was a great weekend filled with great friends, bad pop music and many laughs. For our girls' trip next year, we're hoping to go visit Emily in Toronto! Thanks again ladies for a great weekend.
I will be going to Orlando, FL in a month for a work conference...the longest non-traveling break we've had all year! I'm planning on going a little before the conference starts and visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Disney - I can't wait!

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