Photo Blogging Challenge, January 2015 – Winter

Wow!  I haven’t posted anything here since November!  I guess I better get to it.

This month, at PJ’s Photo Blogging Challenge, the theme of the month is winter.  This is a perfect theme.  Here in Oklahoma, and I think everywhere else in the US, we have gotten a lot of snow.  And when you think of winter, you always think of snow.

Okay, so on with the show…

1. Geocaching – Well, of course, I have to have a photo of some sort of geocaching.  This was a geocache hidden in a cemetery.  I couldn’t get a better picture, because the container was attached to the tree.

Winter Cache

 

2. Basket – One day, after it snowed, I drove to Oxley Nature Center.  Oxley is in a big park that has two 18 hole disc golf courses.  I thought it was pretty cool to see this basket in the snow, with clean snow!

Snow Basket

 

3. Avon Motor Court – I took a week off work, and went on a small geocaching trip.  I drove up Route 66 from Tulsa to Miami, OK.  This abandoned motor court is in Afton, OK, right inside town.  I’ve driven by it a dozen times, and most of them times, I’ve taken pictures of it.  This time there was snow!  So I had to stop and take another one.

Avon Motor Court

 

4. Buffalo – On that same trip, just up the road a little ways are these big boys.  I’ve stopped here before, check my video out.

Snow Buffalo

 

5. General Lee – What would one of my posts be without a car photo.  February is when the annual Darryl Starbird Car Show makes it’s way to Tulsa.  I took a bunch of pictures, but this was one of my favorites.

General Lee

 

That’s my month.  I hope you enjoyed them.  I still can’t believe it has been four months since I’ve posted last.  I need to get with it!

 

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Oklahoma City and Bricktown

About a month ago, my Mom was telling me how she would like to take a trip down to OKC, and visit Bricktown.  She said she hadn’t been there since most of the newer buildings had been built.  So, a couple of weeks ago, I told her I would go with her and my sister to walk around for a while.  Last Monday, we drove down to the big city.  Since I like Route 66, we drove the old highway.

On the way through Arcadia, we stopped at the famous Arcadia Round Barn.  It was built in 1898.  In 1992, they had to restore it, because, as you know, old stuff eventually starts falling apart.  This picture was taken on our way back.  I thought my sister needed the virtual cache that is here, Arcadia’s Round Barn, but she had already “found” it.

Round Barn in Arcadia, OK

Then we stopped was Pops.  This place has almost every kind of soda, or pop, that you would want.  Probably some you wouldn’t want.  I got a Route 66 Root Beer.  It’s a nice place, they also have a small restaurant.  We didn’t eat there.

POPS!

And there is a huge pop bottle that sits out front.  When it gets dark, the giant pop bottle shines with colorful lights.  This is just outside of Arcadia, OK.  Real close to Edmond.

After getting to Bricktown, we had to decide where to eat.  I think all of us had the same idea, we ate at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill.  I ate the Chicken Fried Steak.  It was pretty big, and it was the lunch portion.  It was so good!  After feasting, we walked around Bricktown.  There wasn’t many people around.  It was a Monday, and I think the only people around would be the local business men, and women walking around at lunch.  We did see a lot of people running around to.  The water taxi’s were closed.

Water Taxi at Bricktown

We had a good time.  Lots of new and old buildings at Bricktown.  We didn’t really stay that long.  There wasn’t that much to do.  I’ll have to take her down there on a weekend, during the spring.

On the way home, we stopped off to get some geocaches.  All in cemeteries.  Seven finds for the day.

More pictures from our trip…

Fountain at Bricktown

Bricktown

Thanks for visiting.  For more pictures, take a look at My Flickr Page.

On Route 66

Last Saturday, when I went to Shawnee geocaching, we stopped at the Route 66 Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum in Warwick, OK.  This was an awesome place, and one of the reasons I love Route 66.  The reason we stopped there was, because it had a geocache there.  That’s one of the reasons I love to geocache.  It brings me to places I might not have visited.

Route 66 Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum
Route 66 Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum

We stayed long enough to look inside.  I don’t really know that much about motorcycles, but I enjoyed looking at the ones they had.  They had everything from hillclimbers to police bikes.  They even had a 1979 Triumph Bonneville that had never been out of the crate.

1979 Triumph Bonneville
1979 Triumph Bonneville

As we were leaving, someone asked about a little building behind the museum.  It was actually one of the first plumbed outbuildings in Oklahoma, maybe the first.  it was pretty cool.

Old Outhouse from the outside
Old Outhouse from the outside

These are pictures of the outside, and the inside.  It was pretty neat to see what kind of toilets generations past had to use.  I’m sure glad we have inside plumbing now!

The Inside
The Inside

This was one of the neatest places I have been able to visit while geocaching.  I can’t wait to visit more places on Route 66!