Our first stop was in Vinita Ok. There we found SummerSide Winery. We looked around and had a quiet lunch . I had a delicious chicken salad sandwich and pretzels. There is something very classy and calm about eating at a winery. What did we have to drink ? I had water and Randy had diet coke. He said it was flat. My guess ? It had been there a while. Who goes to a winery for lunch and orders diet coke ?
The next stop was looking at some GIANT totem poles . There is some history there but to be honest I am not much of a history buff. It was all put together by a retired art teacher. All I could think was.... my family makes fun of my eclectic nature. Who knows.. one day maybe my backyard will be visited by random people out on a thrill ride . This was in Foyil Ok.
Jonah , you know - from the Bible. He aint got nothing on us. We went in the belly of a big blue whale and lived to tell about it too. Story is that a man made this fun water side whale for his grandkids. It has slides and diving boards. The water is not anything anyone would want to swim in now but it was a fun stop. - Catossa Ok.
Our next stop was Arcadia Ok at POPS. Pops is the home to over 600 different labels of soda pop. It is also the home of a 66 foot high LED lit Soda Pop Bottle . We wanted to wait and eat in OKC but it was getting late so we decided to eat here. SO glad we did ! I ordered a regular cheeseburger and it was AMAZING. I have been off my diet for a while ( my tight clothes are evidence of that . ) but I rarely just blatantly order things like cheeseburgers. MAYBE any cheeseburger would have been amazing but for that night, I believe it had to be the best in the world. THEN Randy ordered Root Bear Bread Pudding. I am not a big fan of bread pudding but if Randy wanted to drive to Arcadia just to order this.. I would be in the car waiting and seat belted in without a thought. Some of the souvineers I bought from there were BACON soda and so DUH. Funny and interesting place .
We spent the night in OKC . Dino the famous piano player was checking in at the same time. Randy didnt recognize him at first and mistook him for the valet. oops. :)
If you wondered this isnt a Motel 6 and yes, I picked it out. :)
On the way home we took a little jog off the path to Muskogee Ok home of the Renaissance fair. That was a real treat. Addam, Josie and Geneviette met us there. The music was breathtaking and relaxing and calming and invigorating - yes - all at one time . I finally rode a horse drawn carriage . Instead of riding under the moon light with romantic music softly playing it was through a street where jestors and " freakish" type people were roaming. Pardon me for the use of the term freak but I dont know how else to describe that costumes that we saw. They ranged from a full cat, to a pirate to a devilish looking team with knots, horn-type nodules sticking out of their forehead. AND.. there were MANY MANY.. that had much more revealing cleavage than I had or have ever had.
It was one of the best weekends we have had in a long time. This was date # 5 in my year of dates planned by Randy. We got our kicks on Route 66.