Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Recent Road Trip

Yes, we were at it again for Thanksgiving. This time our travels took us to.......drum roll please.The big state of Oklahoma! We decided to go visit my brother and his wife in Tulsa. This was a first for both of us. They've been wanting us to come and so this was the perfect opportunity. My mom was there too so we got to eat some of her yummy dressing. Trust me, it's the best in the world!Here she is whipping up some of her magic! My brother giving his approval after a taste test.While we were there my hubbie read on the internet about the space station and space shuttle would be passing over. So we bundled up and headed out. Sure enough, about 7:00 p.m. we saw them both. It was interesting to see. I tried to capture some pics but my camera isn't that good.

On Friday we got out and they showed us around. We took a drive to Claremore, Ok which was home to Will Rogers. Then we took a drive out on Route 66 to get our kicks.(you have to be a certain age to get that)! hehe! Lots of history there.Then they drove us by Oral Roberts University. I just had to have a pic of these praying hands. The statue was beautiful as well as the school campus. Supposedly the base of the main building is to be the exact size of Noah's ark.

All in all, we had a wonderful time. Tulsa is a nice place for sure.

We returned home on Saturday after driving 617 miles in one day. I'm way too old to do that! I don't think I have gotten my energy back yet!


28 comments:

Meadowview Thymes said...

That was quite a trip Susie! How nice to be able to see family though. My hubby always thought Tulsa was a really pretty city.
Is it cold where you live yet? We are getting a big cold front so they say. It will be 29 Friday morning...brrr!

George said...

I'm glad you got your kicks on Route 66! (I'm old enough to get it!). The picture of the praying hands is wonderful. We're going to have to add Oklahoma to our list of places to visit.

Becky said...

Mom was is hog heaven wasn't she!!! I LUV the picture of the praying hands!!! I'm glad you got to visit Wes and Carol and glad you two made it home safely!!!

Rosey Pollen said...

Looks like you had an enjoyable time! My brother-inlaw's family all reside in OK. My sister goes there all the time for visiting... I have only driven through. I love your Christmas background. Very cute, Sue!
Rosey

Daisy said...

Sounds like you had a busy holiday. How nice that you got to see your mom and your brother and his wife. I'm old enough to know about Route 66! HA! Glad to hear you had a good time. :)

Mildred said...

Hi Susie, What a great way to spend Thanksgiving. I know it was nice to be with your brother and his wife and enjoy all the sights and especially to enjoy having your Mama to prepare her dressing! That is a lot of driving - hope you can rest up a little. We're having tons of rain last night and today.

Milah said...

I'm glad you were able to visit your family and see the space shuttle..how cool is that!

I would love to travel Route 66 someday.

Darla said...

What a sweet Thanksgiving Susie...that was a heck of a drive!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

What a wonderful trip, I love visiting in OK. I used to live in Lawton when I was in High School.. But we spent several days touring the eastern section a couple of yrs ago on the way to Montana..that is a long drive to make in 1 day. I'd still be recouping..lol..
So glad you got to visit with your Family and Mother for Thanksgiving. And boy do I remember Route 66....

The Japanese Redneck said...

Glad you got to visit family, eat good food and see the sights. Looks like ya had a great time!

Jesikarena said...

I love that statue! I would like a small repilica to go in my garden! It would be a beautiful centerpiece! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jen said...

First I have to ask what is that a picture of on your header??
I've never been to Oklahoma .. but if there is good dressing to eat there I would go. Ha! Glad you had a good family visit.

Dorothy said...

Susie, It's great that you got to make that trip even though it was a looooong drive. It's good to be with family for Thanksgiving!!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a fun time it sounds like you had. It seems like you and your husband have lots of fun road trips. I love the picture of everyone pointing :)

Marlene said...

Glad to see you had a great time with the family. Love your mom, toooo cute!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

I especially love the picture of everyone looking heavenward pointing to the space station/shuttle.

It does look like your mother was in her element in the kitchen. Wonderful that you were all able to get together, even though you had to make that long trip. It does take awhile to recuperate after a long drive.

Rose said...

Sounds like you had a great time, Susie! There's nothing quite like Mom's cooking--my mother brought her homemade rolls to our Thanksgiving dinner--yummm. 600 miles of driving in one day is a lot! I'd need a day of doing nothing to recuperate:)

TC said...

So, we were both traveling for Thanksgiving! I'm like you though, I can't take those long drives as easily as I once could. I'm glad you had a nice visit with your brother and mother!

trailrider731 said...

Life can't get much better can it, GOOD Eats and Family!
way to go,

LM
the best is yet to come!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Susie, Looks like you had a fabulous Thanksgiving... Glad you got to see the space shuttle pass over... Amazing!!!!

That's a long drive... I'm like you--too old to do that anymore. I get as stiff as a board. We stop at a rest stop--and I walk like an old woman... HEY---I am an old woman... GADS!!!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Kanak Hagjer said...

Lovely picture of your mom there! She made it all the more special! Wonderful trip that must've been. Liked the picture of the hands too. Awesome!

Roses and Lilacs said...

When I was a kid, we actually took a trip cross country on rout 66. Can't do that anymore.
Marnie

Jacquie said...

That sounds like a fun family Thanksgiving. We went to Tulsa a while back and I loved it, too!

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Darla said...

First of all , who is this commoncents and how do you respond to the link exchange when you can't get to the blog...there is a comment from them on my post too. The plant we think is Hibiscus is supposed to make seed, if so, you want some? It's beautiful foliage even w/o the bloom.

Di said...

Susie, what a wonderful post! nothing quite like sharing the joy of family especially at Thanksgiving time.

What is it about Mom's cooking? Last Thanksgiving our daughter invited us to her house: I brought the stuffing, potatoes, bread, broccoli casserole, pies... but she did bake the turkey. ;)

Thank you for allowing us to visit with your beautiful family. Have a great weekend.

Ginger said...

Hi! I live about 5 minutes from downtown, so it's snowing pretty vigorously here, too - it's so neat and pretty! A good consolation for killing the last of my summer veggies.

Have a great weekend!

Lanny said...

617 miles! that would definitely give a girl a bad case of "car ugly" Lots of fun and even though your camera couldn't catch the space station the pointing picture is way more meaningful, too cute!