“If you don’t like the weather in Oklahoma, wait a minute and it’ll change.”
~Will Rogers

“Flowers on the prarie where the June bugs zoom,
Plen’y of air and plen’y of room,
Plen’y of room to swing a rope!
Plen’y of heart and plen’y of hope.”

~Rogers and Hammerstein

Oklahoma: Where everything is OK and OK is pretty amazing!

“The land we belong to is grand!
And when we say
Yeeow! Ayipioeeay!
We’re only sayin’
You’re doin’ fine, Oklahoma!
Oklahoma O.K.”

~Rogers and Hammerstein

“It means resilience in the face of adversity. It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated.” ~ Brad Henry

Volcano Sushi

For a date night, a birthday party, or a girl’s lunch out with friends, Volcano Sushi Bar & Hibachi is by far my favorite local sushi spot with rolls that are flavorful, creative, and generous with the fish. The service is excellent, the prices average, and the presentation is out of this world. The very […]

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Major Charles B. Hall Memorial Air Park

What: The Major Charles B. Hall Memorial Air Park Where: I-40 and Air Depot Boulevard in Midwest City Cost: Free Hours: Dawn to Dusk Worth it?  Absolutely. Growing up the in Air Force taught my daughter to LOVE airplanes. She remembers learning them by sight and sound, counting engines and watching them fly low overhead. […]

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The Wedge and a Walk

The teens are at a movie at Bricktown‘s Harken Theater and this taxi-mom needs to kill a couple hours? Not a problem. I’d been wanting to check out a new place anyway and find a few more buffalo. Today I headed to The Wedge Pizzeria to eat pizza in a place literally shaped like the […]

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Himalayas Indian Restaurant

Visible from the highway nestled among random shops in an uninteresting Moore strip mall, Himalayas isn’t exactly eye catching, but it’s one of those “don’t judge a book by its cover” sort of places that you have to go inside. It’s clean, spacious, and nicely decorated. The courteous staff quickly usher away used dishes so […]

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Scratch in Norman

What: Scratch Restaurant Where: 132 W. Main, Norman, OK 73069 Website: http://scratchnorman.com/ Worth it?  Absolutely.   My husband asked me if there was any place that I wanted to go to that I hadn’t tried yet and I immediately thought of Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails in downtown Norman. I’ve driven by it, stalked it online, […]

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Avengers and Back Door BBQ

Tifnotes: Back Door BBQ ranks up there as one of the best BBQ places I’ve been to here or anywhere. That may sound like an overinflated rating (perhaps I’m still on a brisket high), but the combination of delicious food, sauce choices, rustic decor, reasonable prices, and cleanliness (ever notice how BBQ joints are always sticky?) […]

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The 60th Anniversary of America’s Wing, the 552nd ACW

So a couple months ago, Kirk calls me and mentions this “Gala” that’s coming up. He’s wondering if I’d like to go. Huh. Let me think about this for a millisecond. YES!!!!!  Oh, it’s only been about 6 years since I’ve been to a formal military event and there are dresses in my closet crying […]

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An Oklahoma Hail Storm

After Wednesday’s weather and predictions of worse weather tonight and tomorrow, this hail storm was delightful. Temperatures were cool enough that we didn’t worry about tornados and my car was safely inside the garage. Piles of garbanzo sized hail blew into the corners near our front and back doors, lined the streets and whitened the […]

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Moving & Oklahoma’s State Bird: Scissortail Flycatcher

Moving is a strange thing. There’s that time when you know it’s going to happen, so you slowly withdraw, tie up loose ends and prepare the house for the big day. Orders come and you have a location. You google schools and neighborhoods, research your new location and anticipate change. It’s an odd time when […]

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Tornados in Moore

We expected thunderstorms. They came up from the south developing stronger as they traveled. It wasn’t one storm, but a family of thunderstorm cells in a long caravan that crossed several states. Forecasters didn’t think tornadoes would hit until Friday’s storms, but they were wrong. Anticipating hail, the car sat safely inside the garage. Kirk […]

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