…to the Oklahoma City Zoo!
Today is the last day of my vacation and what better way to spend it then $1 admission day at the OKC Zoo!
The morning started off a little late. My pre-teen had a tough time getting out of bed. Then Maggie, my GPS (yes, my trusty GPS has a name) decided it didn’t want to leave the house, even though the car did. I couldn’t get it to give me directions anywhere! We actually won Maggie in a drawing 3 years ago, so I guess we’ve gotten our money’s worth out of her! LOL! She’s gotten us quite a few places over the years, from Nashville, to Virginia, to San Antonio… now I’m literally lost without her! Any suggestions on a new one?
I kind of remembered how to get to the zoo, so it ended up being okay.
Here are some pictures from the day…
The rhino exhibits were closed for repairs, so the big pachyderms were inside for the day… thankfully, their house was open to visitors. They really were not liking being enclosed in these cages!
Below was one of the cutest things I’d ever seen!
It’s a pygmy hippopotamus!
He was so tiny!
Here’s Connor with the lorikeets. They are such friendly birds… especially if you have a little cup of nector for them!
One of the very coolest things was a peacock! Not your traditional, colorful one, but a solid white one! I couldn’t stop taking pictures of it!
Tomorrow it’s back to reality… and the 100+ emails that I’ve missed over this short, 3 day vacation!
Until next time…
…take me out to the park!
Take me to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark to be exact!
Last night Rob and I ventured downtown to OKC’s Bricktown Entertainment District for a baseball game between the Oklahoma City RedHawks and the New Orleans Zephyrs.
What’s a Zephyr, you may ask? According to Dictionary.com, a “zephyr” is a gentle, mild breeze. I found that extremely hilarious for some reason!
It was super hot, even at 7:00. Sunglasses were definitely a priority! We enjoyed hotdogs, chips and drinks and even scored this super cool souvenir ball cap!
Isn’t he cute?
The RedHawks are a minor league, Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. The team was originally known as the Oklahoma City 89ers from 1962 – 1997 when the team played in a stadium at the state fairgrounds. The scouts were numerous at last night’s game. The one sitting next to us was with the Washington Nationals. Here is one that was sitting in front of us with his speed radar measuring the pitcher’s fast balls.
Here are some random pictures from our night of baseball!
Last night’s game was a nail-biter with the RedHawks losing to the Zephyrs 10 to 8.
Until next time…
Rob, the 2 dogs (yes, there are 2 now. I’ll introduce our new addition in a future post) and myself traveled to St. Louis to visit Rob’s family for the weekend. During the 10 hour journey, we were listening to a country station on satellite radio. I’m not a big country fan… I usually listen to Christian music, so this was Rob’s choice. A catchy song came on with an amazing female lead singer. She had a clear, strong voice that neither of us had ever heard before. The display on the radio said “Edens Edge”, so I immediately pulled out my phone to see what I could find out about them.
You’ll never guess what I learned…
They’re from ARKANSAS… around the Russellville area to be exact and they were on a promotional tour that would be stopping at the outlet mall not 15 minutes from our house in just a few days!
I dragged Rob to the concert last night… and we had the best time!
The group is made up of lead singer Hannah Blaylock (middle) from Nimrod, Arkansas. Cherrill Green (left) plays the mandolin, banjo and guitar and sings harmonies. She is from right outside Magazine, Arkansas. Finally, Dean Berner (right), from Russellville, Arkansas sings harmonies and plays guitar and dobro.
Between songs, they were chatting it up with the audience, like performers do on stage, and Hannah asked if anyone in the crowd was from Arkansas. I started hootin’ and hollern’ in my Razorback t-shirt, stopping short of calling the Hogs. I sooooo wanted to though!
It was totally acoustic, the only instruments were a guitar and a mandolin. Following the short, 45 minute show, the trio signed autographs and took pictures.
We didn’t hang around for that… we’re too cool… just kidding!
You really should check them out… their debut album just came on yesterday. I purchased it this morning ($6.99 on iTunes) and I love every song on it! Especially “Swingin’ Door” and “Amen”.
Here’s a Grand Ole Opry performance of “Amen”.
Here’s a link to their site: www.edensedge.com The band also has a facebook page (of course, who doesn’t these days).
Looks like the next stop on their current tour is Dallas tonight at the Superpages.com Center and Houston tomorrow night at the Woodlands Pavilion. If you’re in the area, you should really go see them!
Tonight, we’re headed to our first ever Red Hawks baseball game down in Bricktown! Should be loads of fun!
Have a great Friday!
Until next time…