Oklahoma City Bound

March 20, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Decided to leave the small towns and hills and head to the big city for a change. Walked around Bricktown, had a delicious burger and 46 Star Oklahoma Amber Ale at the Bricktown Brewery. Also got to do some wine tasting at the Put a Cork In It Winery. No, they don't actually have a vineyard... although there are some wineries in Oklahoma that do. Rather, they get the juice shipped in from Lodi, California and do the fermenting themselves.

Bricktown.

Also saw the Centennial Land Run Monument, a pretty amazing set of bronze sculptures. When all completed, it will be one of the largest freestanding bronze sculptures in the world. It is planned to take 12 years to get all the pieces made and installed and will have 45 pieces, spanning 365 feet in length when all finished.

Centennial Land Run Monument.

Next, we visited the old Stockyards City, the "worlds largest stocker and feeder cattle market." Definitely a good place to go if you need a new Caboy hat, boots, or saddle for your horse.

Stockyards City.

Last up was the Oklahoma City Bombing memorial - beautiful yet sobering.

Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial.

The 9:01 is the minute before the attacks. At the other end of the memorial, they have one that reads 9:03, the minute after the attacks.

Ducks.

Remembrance.

The Minute Before the Attack.

Afterwards, did a bit more walking around the art district and around the botanical gardens. All of downtown seemed very unique and modern for such a big city.

Overall, not too bad of a day, and definitely a good one to spend in the city since it was cloudy all day.


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