Welcome to Touring Tuesday and
Oklahoma in a Severe Thunderstorm.
Back in May we went to see my sister-
in-law and her family for a mini family
reunion, we had traveling companions
for this trip--- Ken's brother Gregg and
his girlfriend Julie.
Now this "thunderstorm" weather was
with us most of the weekend. LOTS and
LOTS storms, rain , wind, flooding etc.
Not the weekend to be visiting let me
just say. Thought we might have build
an ark to get home!
Our refuge from the storm (once we
found it in the driving rain). Welcome
to Country Inn and Suites. Home away
from home. After settling in, we went
back out into the driving rain for dinner
with the rest of the group. I know--not
real bright but we were there to see
our family and we were hungry!
It was decided that since the rain was
going to dampen outside activities that
indoor ones would have to work so on
Saturday we met and headed over to the
National Cowboy and Western Museum.
It is located on Persimmon Hill in north
east Oklahoma City. Sounds stuffy right?
I was surprised and pleased! There is a
lot more to it than it sounds. For instance:
As you walk in the door this magnificent
sculpture greets visitors. This 18 ft tall,
four ton beauty is called "End of the
Right outside the window is a beautiful
One of the many statues in the gallery. As
you can see this one is John Wayne.
No we did not leave and go to Washington
D.C. this sculpture is by James Earle Fraser's
depiction of Lincoln quietly meditating during
the Civil War.
In the Special Events Center, visitors will
see five truly amazing 18 x 46 feet Triptych
Painted by Wilson Hurley (1924-2008)
Windows of the West depict five American
Landscapes at sunset.
New Mexico Suite
Across the hall from the Special Events
Center was a sculpture of Charlton Heston.
See the tag below.
Sorry to say--I am not familiar with this
Now I do know this suit and who wore it.
As you see from the tag below--this is
Brett Maverick's suit from the T.V. series:
"Brett Maverick." (Reruns of course)
So fun to see the actual costume!
We sill stop the tour here and see
more of the museum next Tuesday.
~Keep on Dreaming~