I’m sure that the Oklahoma Department of Tourism would NOT want me as a spokesperson. My view of the State as a tourist destination is not too favorable. While the people here in Oklahoma are the best to be found anywhere, the landscape is pretty blah.
And flat……really really flat. In fact when people visit from out of State, they usually remark that it is “really really flat here!” HA-HA!
But of course, there have to be exceptions just about anywhere that you go. One of those in Oklahoma is
Medicine Park/Meers area near Lawton Oklahoma.
Hubby found these great old photos from probably the 1930’s to the 1950’s??
Quite a few of the buildings were constructed of rock and still exist today.
You can still see these cute little cottages all over the area. Even the new construction in the area is built the same way. How much fun would it be to decorate one of these little cuties!
Still lots of Buffalo in the area. Especially in the wild life preserve. These guys are pretty common place in Oklahoma so we don’t think too much of it when we see one. Some people raise them for…….dare I say it…….Buffalo meat and of course you can see them in the wildlife preserve. However, last year when we were In Yellowstone, people were stopping all over the place to take their pictures.
Views like these still exist. Okay, the bathing suits have changed some!
I love this picture!
This line of tiny cottages still exist. I think most of them are little shops or artist studios.
Can’t remember if there are too many houses left higher up in the hills.
Tepees in the area, no date on this one.
And here it is today! It really hasn’t changed that much. Which I think is just PERFECT!
Can you see the white bridge in the back ground of this pic.? The same one is pictured in one of the photos above.
Here’s an example of the architecture and one of the restaurants in the area.
So if you live in Oklahoma and you have never visited Medicine Park, you really should take a day and tour the area. It’s very pretty, especially if you are fascinated with anything that has a “vintage feel” like I am. While you’re there, you’ll want to drive through the wild life preserve and visit Mt. Scott. I think it may be the only Mountain in Oklahoma. Okay, I’m exaggerating a bit, but I’m used to REAL mountains. Like the Rockies or the Tetons!
So…..that’s my destination pick for Oklahoma.
Other notes of interest!………………….
We’re moving to a larger space at the Rink after the first of the month. I am sooo excited! We have really run out of room in our little booth and this one is open on all sides AND at the front of the store!
I have been……PAINTING……in preparation for a larger space. I usually leave the painting to Heather, but we are in desperate need of large pieces and she just can’t keep up.
Loved this little French chest. The top is actually a lighter cream color.
Close up detail. Just no pattern for me! Solid colors only!
This little chest would be perfect beside the bed or in an entry. Solid black with gold hardware.
So there you have it……I will be painting my little heart out all this next week in hopes of having some great new pieces and a new look in our NEW booth!