This month marks two years since we’ve been in Oklahoma City and I must say it’s a pretty awesome place to live. The vibe is cool, food is delicious, folks are friendly and there’s something to do everyday of the year. Here you’ll find several of my favorite things to do and places to go in OKC.
Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball. A serious NBA team that’s seriously fun to watch! Even though they are out of the playoffs this year, they are still an awesome team to watch and so glad they are in my city. KD and Westbrook rock the house!
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and/or Run Lucky. In 2012 I went to the parade and it’s pretty awesome. Lots of fun and lots of green. This year I ran with my friend Stacie in the Run Lucky. The weather was freezing and I didn’t do so well in the run. BUT, there’ was FREE green beer at the finish line, so that kept me motivated. Plus, I got a pretty cool t-shirt and medallion. Gotta love this generation where you get a medal just for participating. I’d like to forget about the painful experience that was a blow to my fragile running ego.
Upper Crust Pizza where you must try the Farmer’s Market Salad. Yummy! Their pizza is amazing too, and I’m dying to get over there for happy hour someday. It’s a great casual, upwardly mobile restaurant.
The Outlet Shoppes of Oklahoma City where I go to find all my favorite shops like Ann Taylor Outlet, Banana Republic Outlet and Yankee Candle. I’m so frugal, that this a place where my dollars go further.
The Rink in Bethany. Oh my gosh this place is cool and fills my every vintage want and need. According to Oklahoma City local lore, this place used to be a skating rink. Now it’s a huge building with tons of antique dealer booths tempting the decorator within.
AMC at Penn Square Mall. They have just remodeled with large recliner seats. Cannot be beat! If the movie isn’t any good at least you can take a nap. It’s seriously more comfortable than my couch.
Remington Park Surf & Turf night with all-you-can-eat crab legs. My hubs ate his fair share. So here’s the deal. You get a Club Remington Membership, which is free and you’ll want it if you want to play the slots. It’s $16.99 and includes AYCE prime rib, shrimp, Alaskan snow crab, sides and bread. It is a must!
Cooking classes at Francis Tuttle. Okay, this is a new discovery for me. Francis Tuttle, a local vo-tech college offers community classes for a small fee. Last week I took Crockpot Crazy where I learned some new tips for my crock-pot. Plus, it reminded me of some of my own crock pot recipes. Some of the next classes on my list include Meatless Mondays, Knife Skills and Let Them Eat Pie.
As we roll into our third year in our fair city, I’m sure there will be much more for us to see and do…and we’re excited for the possibilites.
I couldn't resist sharing another one from Coelho's blog. He has a new novel coming out April 2nd and I believe I know what I will be reading shortly thereafter. The link to the entry is below...
This one reminds me that it is who we are that matters only if we connect with where we are. Otherwise, we are narcissistic at the worst or selfish at the least.
We’ve had a really nice weekend despite the fact that our Texas Tech Red Raiders lost to the Kansas State Wildcats. Pretty much grazed our way through the day with chips, dips and ribs. Here’s the view.
I sometimes I just want to shout out how much I love Oklahoma City. Today is one of those days.
My girlfriends and I went to Cafe Nova for brunch. I had heard how fabulous it was, and it didn’t disappoint. Basically you get free mimosa’s if you order a brunch entree. The orange juice and champagne concoctions were delicious…and I must say all half dozen or so went down smoothly. I ordered the SXSW Omelet, and although it was good…I was reminded that when I’m in a place as fun as Cafe Nova, I must order something a little more special. Like the French Toast with bananas, maple syrup and walnuts. Just sayin’.
After we ate, we took the downtown home tour sponsored by Downtown OKC. Oh my gracious it was so much fun! It was a free event where we hopped a bus and checked out properties in the downtown OKC area. My favorite dwelling was at The Sieber. The property was so beautiful and well decorated. A baby grand piano sat in the living room with a spacious kitchen and plenty of seating to host several guests. We all left with so many great ideas!