Tuesday, February 16, 2016
We spent the dual purpose Valentine and Dorinda's Birthday weekend taking a tour of central Oklahoma. We began shopping antique stores in Checotah, not finding anything. We kept going west on I-40 getting off at Henryetta and not finding a antique store, it was no longer there. Close to lunch time and we decided to eat at a diner in Henryetta. Our first choice didn't last long as we got up and left without ordering anything but water. Further down I40 at exit 231 we ate lunch at Cowpokes. It was good and hot. From there we drove south on US Highway 75 thru Weleetka, Wetumka and finally to Wewoka. We shopped at the Gatsby Antique Mall in Wewoka and found a couple of things. From Wewoka we drove on US Highway 270 to Seminole shopping at one store and proceeded on to Shawnee our final destination. Our trip home was just as much fun seeing many things we haven't seen before.
The Santa Fe Railroad Terminal in Shawnee. The museum was closed at 4 on Saturday.
Traveling down I-40 we have always seen the sign for the National Shrine for the Infant Jesus. We decided to go It's just nine miles off I-40. A plus was seeing that Prague was also the birthplace of Jim Thrope.
East of Prague we found the little town of Boley, Oklahoma. Formerly an all black town created in 1904 by Creek Freedman. Nothing much remains of this town of almost 4,000. There is an Oklahoma State Prison there that makes up most of the over 1,000 population of Boley.
The Pecan Bowl, Okemah's baseball/football field built by the WPA
The baseball part of the Pecan Bowl. The rock fence goes all around the baseball and football fields.
The Crystal Movie Theater in Okemah is still in service.
The Doughboy statue in Henryetta. I have previously seen him in Fort Smith, Helena Arkansas and Astoria, Oregon which has a slightly different version.
The Orpheum Theatre in Okmulgee.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
This is the post hospital built in 1843.
It is now the National Park Service visitors center.
These buildings are the Officers quarters and have been restored.
The infantry occupied this building and has been reconstructed.
Dorinda walking out of the lower floor of the officers quarters.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
We had to make a stop for ice cream at the Ozone Burger Barn. Have you ever been to Ozone. Probably not. Not on the beaten path.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
We hope to get at least $100 for this in our booth.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
We stopped in Shreveport and visited the Bass Pro Shop and Dorinda found a pillow of her favorite Robertson.