We always enjoy getting together with Kirk and Susan and decided a long time ago we were going to see them next time we were close to Oklahoma City. We got to see them last when they stayed with us a few days in Key West over the Christmas / New Years holidays two years ago.
After leaving Brad and Sue in Fort Worth, we headed out early for OKC. We made it in about four hours. Along the way we called Twin Fountains RV Resort. They said they were full a few days ago but we thought we'd try again. Earlier in the week we called around to campgrounds within 30 miles and most were full. We really didn't want to be 30-35 miles away from them. Turned out we got into Twin Fountains. It is a nice park that we would give a "9".
We met at their place for dinner and had a nice evening. Kirk took Friday off and we played golf at Quail Creek Country Club. It is a NICE place. It is one of my favorite courses anywhere. We had a competitive round and he edged me out with an 83 to my 85.
In the afternoon we went over to the State Capitol and toured the building. We hope to see them all one day and have only recently decided to do that. In the last six months we have seen Florida and Texas and now Oklahoma.
The original capitol build was finished in 1917. But funding for the dome was diverted to the war effort. The project was revitalized in 2001 and the dome was completed at a privately funded cost of $21 million.
Oklahoma was acquired as part of the Louisiana and the result of the Mexican-American War. It opened for settlers in 1890 and those that established claims before that were known as "Sooners". It became a state in 1907.
Oklahoma was making its way back when the whole country got caught up in supporting World War II.
But the history of Oklahoma and its people is heavily centered on the Indians in the state and their culture throughout that last 300 years. We saw numerous galleries and paintings and statues representing that side of things.
We spent about and hour and a half in the Capitol and walked away with a new understanding of the state, its history and its people.
It was a fun day.
Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles! Until next time...