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Sightseeing in OKC

Ivan and I left Jeff’s house around noon on February 23, 2010.  We wanted to do some sightseeing in Oklahoma City.  We drove towards Bricktown.  We parked at Sheridan and Oklahoma where there’s $3 all day parking. 

We browsed a few different restaurants to find something good.  We stopped by Red Dirt Emporium.  We grabbed a few flyers about Oklahoma City there.

We went to Abuelo’s for Mexican food.  The restaurant has a lot of lunch specials available from 11 am – 3 pm.  Ivan and I shared tasty chicken enchiladas and alright chicken fajitas. 

We walked around Bricktown. 

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It was once a warehouse neighborhood.  Most of the buildings are made out of bricks there.

We made our way to the National Oklahoma City Memorial.  It’s quite pretty and quiet there. 

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We walked back to the car.  Ivan drove us to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.   It’s filled with lots of things like guns, things from the rodeo and clothing.  There was a fake town that you could walk through.  It was rather dark in the fake town for some reason. 

We went back to Jeff’s house.  We chilled for a little while.

Jeff drove us to McNellie’s Public House.  It’s a bar that has numerous beers on tap.  Ivan had a hoegaarden while I had a pear cider.  We ordered some dinner.  I had a chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries.  Ivan had a chicken wrap with tahouli.  The sweet potato fries were really good. 

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Next, we went to Cock O’ the Walk for a glass of wine.

We went back to the house.  Jeff suggested that we watch a movie.  We saw Boondocks Saints.  Ivan fell asleep.  Jeff fell asleep a little while later.  I saw the whole thing and it was really good! 

So far we’ve traveled 1,561.3 miles on our trip.

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Oklahoma City

Ivan and I checked out of The Big Texan on February 22, 2010.  It was freezing cold outside.  The night before, it snowed for a little while so there was an inch of snow on the car.  Ivan cleared the snow from the windows.

Ivan drove us to Cadillac Ranch.  We actually drove right by it the night before.  But, we didn’t know since it was too dark.  It’s 10 Cadillacs that are stuck in the ground.  It’s been there 36 years so the Cadillacs are very deteriorated. There’s also lots of graffiti on the cars. 

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It looks really cool though.  I took a picture of each of the ten cars. 

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I would have done the bottom of each car but it was way too cold out.  I forgot my gloves so my hands were freaking cold.

We started driving around 12:30 pm.  I’m glad that Ivan was driving.  It was still actually raining a bit and the roads were a little icy.  At one point we skidded a bit. 

As we drove past Groom, Texas, we saw The Leaning Water Tower.

We stopped at Devil’s Rope Museum in McLean.  The museum was actually closed but somebody was interviewing a man for a position since the museum opens back up in March.  He let us in for free.  It was cold in there since the heating wasn’t being used during the closure.  There’s a Route 66 area and a barbed wire area.  We went to the Route 66 area. 

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There was lots of Route 66 memorabilia there.  There were signs, items and newspaper articles. 

I drove for about three hours to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  We arrived about 6:10 pm.  We met Jeff the couchsurfer we would be staying with. His house is really massive that’s set up like a loft.  It has some really cool decor inside. 

Jeff is a friendly guy.  He works out of his home.  Currently, he’s making a few products that he hopes to sell in the near future. 

Jeff drove us in his new car to Khazana.  It’s an Indian restaurant with a buffet.  The chicken tikka masala was so tasty! 

We went back to Jeff’s house.  Jeff got some movies for us from Netflix.  We watched a movie called Lo.  It was supposed to be a comedy horror movie.  It was just a really weird horror movie.  Lo is definitely the weirdest movie I’ve ever seen.  I wouldn’t recommend it.  We wanted to watch another movie.  Ivan was naming different British movies that Jeff might like.  Unfortunately, only some movies are available for streaming.  We watched the movie Heist.  It’s a good movie with lots of twists.

We said good night to Jeff.  Ivan and I used the internet for awhile  then went to bed on this huge, comfortable couch.

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