We previously had expected some of our RV friends that had made plans to come through town this month to visit us. Due to some late winter weather and other considerations both couples elected to stay in southern Arizona longer than usual and then head north, bypassing this part of the country. So, it was a great surprise when we received a call from Lew Anderson last night saying that he and Dottie were in Amarillo, Texas, and were headed our way, on their way to visit family in Wichita, Kansas.
They pulled into the Oklahoma City Elks Club, where they are parked for the night, this afternoon. We picked them up a little later and headed to our favorite steakhouse, the world famous Cattleman's in the Stockyards area. After dinner we took a tour of our fair city. Went to Bricktown, the entertainment district that has been built up from the old brick warehouse district east of the downtown area. As we were walking around the outside of our new baseball park, one of the finest Triple A parks in the nation, one of the gate attendants allowed us to slip in an look around even though they were admitting fans for an exhibition game between the Texas Rangers and the Chicago White Sox. We finished off our tour with a visit to the Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing Memorial. Although the bombing of that building took place in 1995 this was my first time to go down there. It was not as hard to visit it as I was afraid it would be. That may be because we were there after the inside museum had closed and we just strolled the outside grounds.
Tomorrow morning Lew and Dottie will head out for Wichita. We had a good visit and really enjoyed this surprise.
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