We spent our anniversary, May 29th, by taking our children to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City! The museum was hosting a Chuck Wagon Gathering and Children's Cowboy Festival that we thoroughly enjoyed exploring - but, more on the outdoor festival later...
There was so much wonderful art to explore, western objects to view - from Native American headdresses to rodeo buckles won years ago, an old west town to visit. There was so much to do that we didn't see even half of it all and ended up buying a membership in order to go and visit several more times!
I was exploring parts of the museum while pushing Bump in the stroller. We were trying to avoid the heat for a while. Pops and the big treekids were still outdoors at the festival enjoying various activities.
They have hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of different varieties of soda pops available in their cool cases. I think that it is plenty difficult to choose a soda in a regular C-Store. And the treekids have the same difficulty. Then we take them in a place like this and say, "Hurry up!" I had to say it or we would have been there for HOURS reading all the bottles. The bottles are arranged by like kinds... Colas together, Root Beers, Birch Beers, Sasparillas, Cream Sodas together, Orange Sodies together, Cherry Pops together, etc... Maybe I ought to stick with one. It doesn't say what flavor it is!!
While I enjoyed my time in the museum, Bump was at the short end of the rope and was not as thrilled with the art as I was. SO, I didn't take very many photos there. Just one more reason to go back for another viewing!
After we left all the fun in Oklahoma City, we headed to Arcadia on old Route 66 to visit Pops! Pops discovered Pops while with a co-worker last week.
We had to stop and have a look and we let the kids all choose a bottle - and everyone insisted on different kinds so that we could try all different ones and sample each others'!
Pops is interesting. It is basically a "C-Store." You can pump gas, go inside for a cold beverage and a snack or stay and have a bite to eat in their little cafe.
The thing is, though, there are a LOT of beverage choices! Soda Pop in all colors, sizes, flavors...
It was just so overwhelming. We are going to go again - not on the weekend. We are going to go again - not when working people are off work. We are going to go again - when it might be just a little bit quieter so we can have a little fun choosing sodies and maybe stay for lunch in the cafe! I'll let ya know how THAT goes... And next time? I'm gonna find me one or two or three of