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North America » United States » Oklahoma » Tulsa June 11th 2018

What a trip! Spent Sunday putting things away and doing laundry. Then a mini-trip: off to OKC with Andrew for the John Fogerty/ZZ Top concert at the Zoo Amphitheater, tickets for which the kids got for my birthday. Great show - almost 4 hours of wonderful music. And ZZ Top may be the coolest band ever! So, according to Google Maps, we flew a total of 10,294 miles, rode intercity trains 484 miles, and walked 60 miles. We saw so many wonderful places and did a lot of really fun things. I am really awed and humbled by how small we are in the scheme of the world and history. At the same time, I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to spend this time and do so much with Alex, who I love ... read more

North America » United States » Oklahoma » Tulsa June 10th 2018

Tonight, Alex and I are home. The 9.5 hour flight from Heathrow to Dallas was very long but surprisingly smooth. The plane was huge, and every seat was filled. Movies, music, and continuous service from the flight attendants occupied our time and attention enough to keep the trip from being a total grind. We did a great job of staying awake to try to get on US time, with each of us catnapping only a little. A young English woman from Oxford sat next to me. She was incredibly anxious the whole trip (first time flying alone), but she was very sweet. Having her on one side and Alex on the other helped make the trip pleasant. We got a kick out of her when she actually exclaimed "Blimey!" at one point. Such a stereotypical English ... read more
Our full flight
Glad to be at DFW
Ready to leave for Tulsa

North America » United States » Oklahoma » Tulsa May 29th 2018

I am leaving Thursday to join Alex in London. Super excited to return to Europe...and most excited to see Alex! She's been in the UK since May 14 for the University of Oklahoma's College of Journalism & Mass Communication's study abroad program. Her class has visited BBC, CNN, Al-Jazeera, and a number of other media sites in London, Oxford, Cardiff, Bristol, and Bath. So I leave Thursday 05/31 at 0700 - Tulsa to Dallas to Raleigh-Durham airport. During the layover I get to see my good friend and former workmate Sabrina! Very excited about that! From Raleigh-Durham, it's off to London - leaving 1755, arriving 06/01 0630 local time. Alex will join me on 06/02 after her class ends. We will hang out in London for a couple of days, then Amsterdam 06/04-07 and Brussels 06/07-06/09. ... read more

North America » United States » Oklahoma » Tulsa May 26th 2018

Getting ready to leave to join Alex in London. Check back for updates.... read more

North America » United States » Oklahoma » Tulsa December 31st 2015

Geo: 36.1498, -95.9933Last year at this time we were in the middle of one of the biggest New Years celebrations in the world, Hogmanay in Edinburgh Scotland. We discovered that, much to our chagrin, our party animal days are well and truly behind us, so this year we were looking for a slightly less alcohol-fuelled way to bring in the new year and Tulsa Oklahoma offered up the ideal solution- a 5km run that would start in 2015 and finish in 2016. It even seemed somewhat appropriate from a historic perspective- originally the state of Oklahoma was set aside for the exclusive use of the Indians but in 1889, the land was opened to settlers in what became known as the "Oklahoma Land Rush." On the first opening day on April 22, 1889, 50,000 people literally ... read more
Chocolate Bar With Chips And Bacon
Real Men Aren't Ninja Turtles...
... And Neither Are Princesses

North America » United States » Oklahoma » Tulsa November 15th 2015

I saw quite a few places today, and as I told my friend John-Mark, it felt like I was doing a school-and-church tour. Basically, my day consisted of visiting 4 universities, a couple of churches, a middle school, a bombing site, and hanging out with a guy I hadn't seen in over 14 years. Pretty solid. Early on, I had to make a decision about how badly I wanted a pennant from Oklahoma. OU, that is. And you may laugh at that, but as someone who has TRULY committed to seeing all FBS football stadiums and only bringing back a pennant from each school as a souvenir, this was a dilemma. Because it's Sunday, some business don't open until late, if at all. The Sooner swag store (not its real name, but I can't remember and ... read more
Stadium at Univ of Oklahoma
OKC skyline
reflecting pool and 9:01 arch at the Oklahoma City bombing memorial

North America » United States » Oklahoma » Tulsa June 19th 2015

It is good to be home! Unfortunately, our last night in London ended on a negative note. The fabulous fish and chips gave me food poisoning, and I spent most of Wednesday night/Thursday morning sick. (Thankfully, Andrew was fine.) Because I did not want to risk eating, I was pretty weak, and getting to and through Heathrow was challenging; checked into my flight 8 minutes before check-in closed and arrived at the gate mid-boarding. My plan was to stay awake to get back on Tulsa time, but I ended up sleeping off and on. Customs and immigration in Dallas took forever, and I barely made my connection to Tulsa -- but I did make it and got home at 2000. It was so great to see Whitney, Alex, and John! Almost as nice was taking a ... read more

North America » United States » Oklahoma » Tulsa June 2nd 2015

Well, tomorrow is the big day! Leaving Wednesday 06/03. First, fly to Chicago at 1235, then depart for Rome at 1645. The plane is scheduled to arrive at 0920 (Rome Time) Thursday 06/04. As excited as I am to see Rome, I'm most excited to see Andrew. He's been gone for almost a month, and Whitney and I sure miss him. You should be able to see a map of our itinerary as part of this post. Blogging is new, and I hope it works...rather, that I can work it/ If I can, then my next post should be from Rome!... read more

North America » United States » Oklahoma » Tulsa June 1st 2015

I am getting ready to leave for Europe! Check back for updates.... read more

North America » United States » Oklahoma » Tulsa May 23rd 2015

Cool place Tulsa, Oklahoma. Found the best Wholefood supermarket EVA on the continent. Spent a million dollars there. This is where we connected to our Route 66 west heading to Vegas. Check the pics...such history & glamour in travelling this route. Specially if you did it on a Harley! They do love their Harley's in this country! We did the original Route 66 from Tulsa to Oklahoma City, lots of awesome memorabilia places along the way, then it tends to break up & get caught up in the interstate, which is a horrific experience of driving in its worst extreme. Some great historic places along the way but lots of forgettable places too.... read more
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