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Oklahoma City Trip, May, 2017

When: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 8:15am to Friday, May 5, 2017 - 4:15pm
Slideshow type: 
Travel

On Wednesday, May 3, twelve of us met in Oklahoma City to spend a few days viewing the landmark OKC National Memorial (once at night and again the following day). Touring the interactive museum, covering the devastating April 1995 bombing honors victims, survivors, rescuers and all affected by the Alfred P. Murrah building tragedy, was emotional, interesting and informative. We also visited Bricktown for dinner one night and took an entertaining, private cruise through the heart of the OKC entertainment district on the Bricktown Water Taxi. (OKC at night is almost eerily deserted by vehicles and people and we felt safe walking to all locations.) On the last day, we visited the premier National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum with it's beautiful artwork, a monumental "The End of the Trail" iconic sculpture, peaceful outdoor gardens with water features and a huge gift store! However, perhaps the highlight of the trip was staying at the old Hilton Skirvin hotel which retains much of its antique charm and graciousness including the red Grand piano in the bar, the beautiful Murano crystal chandeliers and the strong Art Deco styling of the '20s. A great time was had by all.