Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Oklahoma City

The first stop on our road trip was Oklahoma City, it took us about 8 hours to get here from Memphis. We arrived about and checked in a hotel in downtown OKC about 2:30. Then we went to the bombing memorial. It was unbelievable. This was a day that I remember, I was a Senior in high school at the time so it was interesting to see things that I remembered being on the news.
We sat in this room set and listened to the actual recording of a court hearing happening across the street, you could hear the explosion at 9:02

The outside was really pretty, two stone wall things on either end showing where the building was. They also had a chair for each victim on the lawn.

This is the survivor tree, this tree withstood the explosion and is still alive and well today.
And here is the Jesus weeping statue that stands across the street.
The memorial was very well done and worth our time to see.

 Then we went to find this go kart racing place called Pole Position, they each did the track once.

We ate at Spaghetti Warehouse (which was blah) then walked around Bricktown. We were going to ride this water taxi down the river that runs through downtown but right as we got there they closed it early. I let them know how disappointing that was for tourist people (but it saved us $35).
And of course all Kyle cared about was swimming in the pool. This hotel had a great indoor pool and he loved the basketball goal.

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