Who knew that it would be 110 degrees in Tulsa? My daughter Brittany (Pook) and I traveded to Oklahoma this weekend to teach some classes at the CK Convention. We left on Thursday (heightened security day, of course) and despite what we heard all day on the news, it was my fastest time through airport security lines…about 5 minutes! When we were renting our rental car Thursday night, I jumped at the chance to rent a convertible (if was between that and a SUV). I was thinking it would be great to have a convertible to cruise around in when we weren’t teaching. As it turned out, it was sooooooo hot that we had to wait until after dark, on the last night of our trip, when we were returning from the Will Roger’s University preserve to put the top down!!!. Evidently, they were having a heat wave.
The classes and the students are always fun at these events and the women of Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri (and all the other places that the students were from) are no exception. They are warm, friendly, enthusiastic and in general, wonderful to be around!
As usual, Pook had done her research about where we could go after teaching so that we could exercise/sightsee on foot! Never mind that it felt like a furnace outside…we walked. About 6 miles along the Arkansas River walk on Friday (I got blisters even though at home I walk that distance almost every day) and as you will see from the pictures….because she is so much faster than I am (and I’m not slow, honest) I only see Pook’s backside when we are on these power walks. It is a spectacular area! The next day when we were in the preserve, walking the trails, we came around a corner and were startled to see two deer’s, in the middle we decided that they were cardboard cutouts and laughed at ourselves for thinking that these were real….when they got up and walked away!
Tulsa was fabulous, both the area and the people….thank you for your hospitality…the heat, I’m not so crazy about! Until next time.