Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Catching Up - May 13 - May 17

Today is May 18.  It is terribly windy.  It reminds me of when I lived in Texas -- walking to school and blowing sand stinging my legs.


Trying to catch up with blogging -- glad for internet finally.


Lake Fort Smith State Park

May 13, 14 and 15 we stayed at Lake Fort Smith State Park in Arkansas.  It was a nice park with full hook-ups.  The area was a little steep, but the truck pulled the 5th wheel ok.  The Boston Mountains are very beautiful and picturesque. I don’t have any pictures that turned out very good. We took a nice hike around the parks registration lodge that overlooked the lake. You of course can fish and boat but we just took advantage of the nicely laid out trails.


May 16 we arrived in Oklahoma City.  We are staying at the Tinker AFB Famcamp.  It is reasonable rates for camping and we plan to be here for about two weeks.


May 17 - Today, our first full day in Oklahoma, we ventured downtown.  We were told that there is a free trolley that we could catch at the Bass Pro Shop and the trolley would take us on a route to various points of interest.  They were right and we had a nice trip through “downtown”.  We got off the trolley and spent the rest of our time along the canal area.

We took the canal trip on the water taxis.  It was a nice leisurely trip for about two miles.   The trip was entertaining as the captain told stories and information about the businesses and the history of the area.

Here are a few sights along the way.



The next few pictures were from post cards and were
painted on the brick wall by numbers.



Oklahoma City 1935

Oklahoma City 1955


After the canal ride we went back to take pictures of these bronze looking (not really bronze) statues depicting the land run.



These statues are huge.

Cowboy trying to catch his hat.

This mosaic depicts history of Oklahoma


This is beautiful. I didn't get all of it in the pic.



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