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Published: April 11th 2016
After yesterday’s long drive we both felt really tired today. We had bananas and a muesli bar for breakfast and then headed off in our car. We drove about 11km to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Whist it was not too far away we actually had to go on 3 separate interstate highways just to get there. Very tricky stuff early in the day navigating these massive interchanges. The museum cost $12.50 each but we had a $2- discount coupon in one of the brochures we picked up yesterday so that helped. When we went in one of the volunteers had a chat with us to explain where to go and he said it would take about 2 hours to go around. The first section was an area of paintings where they show off the annual prize winner for some award and had every winning painting since 1973. Most were something to do with either cowboys or cowboy landscapes. Then we grabbed a coffee and shared a packet of hickory BBQ kettle chips. We had these in the outdoor gardens which are really nice with lots of paths, rockeries and waterfalls and the greenest grass you have ever seen.
Whilst the chips were ok, I actually preferred the real Hickory BBQ Baby Back Ribs that I had in Charleston only 18 days ago (yes I can still taste them !). The next section of the museum was a recreation of and old cowboy town in 1880 with a whole street of buildings and exhibits of that era which was really authentic with actual furniture and equipment from that era. Next we went into the children’s interactive area where the only child present was Kerry who had a field day dressing up as a cowgirl and sat on the big saddle pretending to be a rodeo rider ! Then we saw an area about the early the trapping era where they traded beaver pelts which was the effective currency at the time. something we saw I the recent movie The Revanant. Then we saw lots of different type of cavalry exhibits as we moved forward through the years. They also had an area for the Indians and the headpiece used by their chief was on display and it was huge (about 10 feet long I guess). We actually stayed there for over 3 hours and the final exhibit was about
weather and I had a go at doing the local weather report in front of a green screen (keep your day job I can hear everyone saying !). https://youtu.be/guysjt_nEyw
After that we headed off to nearby Penn Square Mall where I was hoping to find a good souvenir shop. We had lunch at the food court trying out Chick fil-A and it was ok but nothing special. No luck with the licence plate here. Went back to our Hotel and watched a little bit of the end of the 2nd
round of the Masters where it is looking to be another Jordan Spieth cakewalk. Jason Day looks to be our best hope but finished his round badly. We decided to walk over to Bricktown again for dinner. It took a while to find something that we both wanted and we just walked by this souvenir shop and you beauty I found an Oklahoma licence plate for the Bali Hut. We ended up having dinner at a Mexican Restaurant which was nice. When we got back to our room we had a skype session back home and then Kerry decided to watch a bit of TV whilst I was blogging and
she started watching the movie The Interns but flicked channels when the dreaded advertisement came on she came across this show about women in Atlanta having breast surgery procedures. How riveting ? There was some going from small to big, and some doing lifts to get a bit more perky. Others had a bit too much flesh and wanted reductions. Another lady had a problem as her breasts were completely different sizes and she wanted to fix that. Nothing like this back home, a bit like embarrassing bodies mixed with RPA ! I did my best to concentrate on writing the blog but it was pretty hard work. Tomorrow we leave Oklahoma and head further west along Route 66 back into Texas.
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