It’s Christmas in August all this weekend as Disney’s Christmas Carol Train Tour makes a stop in downtown Oklahoma City.
So, the five of us, along with my mom, dragged out of bed this morning while it was still dark and left the house by 6 p.m. We were on a mission – a mission to get to the media’s sneak peek of the Christmas Carol Train Tour with time to spare. The event kicked off at 7:30 a.m., and I didn’t want to miss a moment.
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We celebrated a birthday on Sunday by meeting family for dinner. We didn’t want anyone to have to travel three hours for a birthday meal, so we picked a location that was centrally located to all three travel parties. The winner? Seiling, Oklahoma…population 875, according to Wikipedia.
Now I don’t know about you, but in my experience towns with only eight hundred and seventy-five people aren’t the best travel destination. But a visit to the Seiling Chamber of Commerce website proved there were four restaurants in town…a good start for any get together. Our selections were Heath’s Steakhouse, My Way Café, Subway, and Willy’s Café.
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So, I like traveling around Oklahoma. I like it so much that I thought I’d write about it.
A couple of months ago, my family went to Lake Optima, which, in my opinion, was an incredible adventure. Came back home and looked it up, but I couldn’t find much. That’s when I decided to get more information about interesting places in Oklahoma out to the public – including the places the normal travel guides don’t talk about.
I’m planning on going around to different areas all over the state and review them for you. Me (Regina, that is) and Ben (that’s the man of the place) and our three kids are already going places, so why not share what we find out? We’ll go to museums, lakes, events and other attractions, then let you know how it went. We’ll also fill you in on good letterboxes and geocaches in these areas, if you’re into that. We’ll tell you how it really is.
That’s Okie Tourist. Hope you enjoy it.
My family visited Lake Optima in March 2009. We didn’t plan the trip; instead, we went to see relatives in the Texas Panhandle, and while there, we hit geocaching.com and a couple of letterboxing sites to see what we could do for fun up there.
There were a couple in Texas, but the biggest clump of geocaches was located north, in Lake Optima. I was intrigued, since I’d never heard of Lake Optima. My brother-in-law said that it was a failed lake, and had never reached capacity. Sounded interesting, so the next day we packed a lunch, four adults and seven children into two vehicles and headed up the highway.
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