Trip Start Sep 12, 2010
15Trip End Sep 25, 2010
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Our destination was a Howard Johnson motel, one of the first motel chains in the USA. (Judging by the state of the place, I think it may not have been decorated since it opened!) On the way, we replenished Mike & Jenny's supply of Polos with the US equivalent - Lifesavers.
As our journey was so short, we had plenty of time to explore Oklahoma City. First, we visited the Paseo Art District, a small area a few miles out of town that housed several private art galleries and a couple of quaint cafes
In the evening, we visited the main part of town called Bricktown – an area of warehouses that has been renovated over the last eleven years, adding a canal, a ball park and numerous restaurants, nightclubs and bars. It looked beautiful as the sun set and the place began to light up. We took a spontaneous ride on a water taxi that took us along the 'streets', where we took in a gorgeous view of the downtown skyline as the sun went down.
We found a Spanish tapas bar along the water edge and settled there for our evening meal. I had been looking forward to some ice-cream but felt rather full after the little dishes of goodies. I turned to Mike and said “I don’t think I can fit in a gelato.” His reply? “Let’s just hope you can fit in the car!”
Tomorrow Lubbock, Texas!