Route 66 Oklahoma

Crystal reflects over a cup of coffee during our 24 hours in Weatherford, Oklahoma.

24 Hours in Weatherford, Oklahoma

Picture yourself cruising down the highway. A warm breeze blowing in the window as the miles of pavement roll by under your tires. Each new town and city brings another chance to explore the wonders of Americana. This is just the kind of experience you get when traveling along the path of the old Route […]

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Visitors to the Stafford Air & Space Museum will find themselves taking a walk through the history of air travel.

6 Reasons To Visit The Stafford Air & Space Museum

For centuries people dreamed of taking flight. Watching the birds soaring through the air seemed to offer the freedom to explore life from a new perspective. While the invention of hot air balloons and gliders allowed glimpses into this new world, it was powered flight that would forever change the way that humans travel. During

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Patrons find themselves calling all Route 66 lovers to join them at Lucille's Roadhouse in Weatherford, Oklahoma.

Calling All Route 66 Lovers – Lucille’s Roadhouse

The Central United States is filled with a mixture of amazing destinations, although there can often be miles between stops. For decades, travelers have cruised the back-roads and highways that crisscross the country. One of the most iconic American highways was Route 66, which carried travelers from Chicago to Santa Monica. We love exploring the

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The brightly colored OKC Streetcar is easy to spot as you wait for a ride.

OKC Streetcar – Coloring A New Downtown

When we really think about it, Oklahoma City and Kansas City have a lot in common. Both are located in the heart of the country and filled with welcoming residents. They are located on the I-35 corridor, which bisects our nation. They are both transportation hubs and share a history associated with the cattle industry.

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The stool at Bedlam Bar-B-Q reminds you that you are in the home of great barbecue flavor.

7 Reasons To Chow Down At Bedlam Bar-B-Q

By now, we are sure that you all know we love barbecue. Being from the Midwest, we have sauce coursing through our veins. Traveling across the continent has given us opportunities to sample this smoky cuisine in some unexpected locations. A visit to Oklahoma City would not be considered an unusual destination for ‘Cue. When

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With a view of the state capitol in the background, the main gallery of the Oklahoma History Center has awe inspiring views.

Touching The Past – Oklahoma History Center

The idea of containing all of the history of a state in one location would be futile. Each one would be overflowing with a wealth of artifacts and information, that just couldn’t be gathered in one place. Of course, many of the state museums do a fantastic job at detailing a wide variety of the

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Bringing Brunch To Downtown Oklahoma City – Kitchen 324

You may have noticed that we have a thing for downtown areas of destinations we visit. Over the past few years, we are seeing more and more cities experiencing a revitalization of their urban regions. This return to the core has sparked the opening of some unique attractions, shops, and lodging options. Of course, when

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The origin of banjos comes from the African slaves that were brought to America.

Picking And Grinning At The American Banjo Museum

While the banjo did not get its start in America, it has certainly found a way into the culture of American music. I have had a fascination with this unique sounding instrument for many years. When our travels brought us back to Oklahoma City, it offered an opportunity I would not pass up a second

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A visit to Oklahoma City will give you plenty of opportunities to have a true Midwestern experience.

12 Top Experiences In Oklahoma City

When you hear the name Oklahoma, many people immediately think of the namesake musical. While farming and ranching still exists in much of the state, Oklahoma City has grown into a thriving metropolis. Our three day visit was chocked full of fun attractions, delicious dining, and unique shopping districts. This overview article highlights some of

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The Memorial courtyard is a place to reflect.

Survivor’s Spirit – Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

Every city and town we visit has a variety of stories to tell. These range from entertaining to amusing and at times horrific. We had no idea what to expect when we visited the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Most everyone is aware of the bombing that took place on April 19, 1995, and

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A boat team gets drenched as they hit a turbulent spot in the river.

Facing The Challenges At Riversport Adventures OKC

Old dogs may not be able to learn new tricks, but humans are never too old to have new experiences. This was certainly the case when we visited Riversport Adventures OKC for an afternoon of fun and thrills. With three locations, one of our biggest choices was which site to visit. Since the majority of

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A decorated skull marks the entrance to Iguana Restaurant in Oklahoma City.

Iguana Mexican Grill – Getting Our Happy Hour On

Like many metropolitan areas, Oklahoma City is a collection of neighborhoods and business districts. Each one has its own distinct flavor and atmosphere. Automobile Alley is an area that once held many of the city’s car dealerships and still has recognizable features from that era.  Today it is going through a transition that is breathing

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The area leading to the elephant enclosure is well decorated at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

Hands On Experience At Oklahoma City Zoo

Our visit to the Oklahoma City Zoo was a chance to experience an amazing opportunity for us. We have found that many zoos around the country are embracing the idea of helping their visitors have a more enriching experience. Zoos have guest speakers lecture about the environments that certain animals inhabit. Overnight camp outs can

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Explore The Wild West: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

We love museums of all types, so when we are planning our trips we keep an eye out for unique stops. Oklahoma City is home to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. This attraction is filled with stories and artifacts about Western history. When I first reached out to the museum regarding our visit,

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The outside of Waffle Champion doesn't show the delicious dishes held inside.

New Twist On An Old Favorite – Waffle Champion

Sometimes some of the best things are right under your nose. In Oklahoma City, our stay at the Ambassador Hotel put us right next door to Waffle Champion. This breakfast and brunch eatery specializes in serving up an eclectic menu with an interesting spin on an old classic, the Waffle! This place ranked high with

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15 Reasons to Visit Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, Oklahoma is a city of many stories. From the forced move of the five civilized tribes to the oil booms of the early 1900’s, many events helped shape the past of this Midwestern city. What began as a frontier town, blossomed into a boomtown complete with art deco skyscrapers. Our itinerary was designed to

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Tacos Don Francisco – Hole In The Wall Dining In Tulsa

We always make an itinerary for our research trips, since it helps keep us on track. While many of the attractions are the base for our visit, we try to be a little more fluid with our restaurant plans. While I will certainly select a few “must try” locations, some of the others are open

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Tulsa Children’s Museum Offers Entertaining Education

We are baby boomers, and when we launched this blog, we expected that people our own age would be the only ones to read it. We couldn’t have been more off base. The analytics show that our largest age group of readers are actually in the 25 to 35 age span. We hope this is

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Taste The Freshness At Dilly Diner

Have you ever eaten at a restaurant that sources it’s ingredients locally? Did you notice how much more flavor the dishes have? We had that opportunity during a visit to Dilly Diner, in Tulsa, as we checked out their breakfast menu. We were happy to find out the restaurant was within walking distance of our hotel. A scenic

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The Largest Collection Of American West Art – Gilcrease Museum

Did you know that Tulsa, Oklahoma is home to the largest collection of art and artifacts of the American West? The Gilcrease Museum holds this vast array of objects, as well as a significant amount of Native American material. Located on the northwest corner of the city, it fit in perfectly after a morning visit

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Squeezing In To Bohemian Pizzeria

For those that follow our travels, and especially the eateries we frequent, it is probably obvious we are huge pizza fans. When visiting a new city, we always try to scope out a possible candidate for a meal. In Tulsa, we found Bohemian Pizzeria, in the East Village area near downtown. During research prior to our

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Oklahoma Aquarium Brings Sea Life To The Southwest

Visiting an aquarium in the middle of the United States may seem odd to some, but we were looking forward to this unique experience. The Oklahoma Aquarium is a great place for a family destination, and offers a nice selection of activities, along with some beautiful exhibits. We dropped by on a Saturday morning, and while we

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Taste The Islands at Sisserou’s in Tulsa

During our cruise in the Caribbean, we discovered that their cuisine celebrates life with plenty of flavor. (You can read about it here.>) Our arrival in Tulsa was celebrated with a visit to Sisserou’s Caribbean Restaurant.  We parked in the Brady Arts District, and made our way to lunch. This area of the city is filled with

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All Wrapped Up In Chocolate Bliss At Glacier Confection

Whenever I am creating an itinerary for a new city to visit, I like to find a couple of sweet options. In Tulsa, it was obvious that a stop at Glacier Confection would be a requirement. We find chocolatiers to be a set of unique individuals, with the patience for incredible attention to detail. Each place

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