Travel Blogs from Norman
We started today by heading to downtown Oklahoma City for the OKC National Memorial and Museum on the 1995 bombing. This was a very somber and moving experience. The memorial includes vacant chairs for each of the 168 victims. They use small chairs to depict the 19 children in the day care center who were killed. The museum was an excellent depiction of the day, from a recorded water commission hearing across the street on which the blast is heard, to ...
... so it was a private ranger walk, and it was fascinating. She showed us the various buildings and the springs. The water is pure, straight from the spring. She also told us interesting stories, such as one about her her aunt who worked as a bath attendant. These jobs were held mostly by black people, and they turned out to be very good work. The ranger's aunt made enough on tips to put five children through ...
... We stayed last night at Quartz Mountain State Park, on this huge lake that's going dry since they haven't had any rain for quite awhile. Amazing park, lots of deer walking unafraid around our camper. It's not like we haven't seen deer, but these seem a lot smaller, and there was some really small, young ones. Cute.
Got to Wichita Mountain Wild Life Refuge where we saw a bunch of Bison, big-horn steers and prairie dogs, pictures here. So now we're in ...
Literally... today we drove from Springfield to Oklahama City, through Kansas. Kansas owns only13 miles of the route 66 road, so it was a quick trip through this state. We did however pass a restored gas station which features an old Tow Mater - the inspiration for Mater from CARS. (well, thats according to our not alway so accurate guide/map book). Next stop: ...
Day 11 - Tuesday 10th September San Antonio > Oklahoma City - Interstate 35 North - Arrived at 4pm - stayed at Crowne Plaza - got taxi in traffic to brick town area - had dinner at Zio's (penne with sausage and meat sauce - YUM!) - walked around bricktown/river area Day 12 - Wed 11th September Oklahoma City > Santa ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed