We rolled into Twin Fountains RV Park on Thursday, October 1st. This is a very large RV park. The facilities are excellent. It even had sidewalks! The only downside was the interstate noise in the back of the park. We stayed in the front. We weren't even fully set up and I was heading over to the RV Parks very own Salon and Spa to make appointments for massages and pedicures in the morning. It was Mike's first time getting a full body massage. He loved it! When all the pampering was done and we were feeling all relaxed, we cruised to Bricktown. This is where all the fun happens in the city. We strolled down Sheridan St. to have lunch at Tapwerks Ale House. I am not a big beer drinker but they had a very good selection craft beers. It's a good lunch spot. Bellies full and muscles relaxed the bed was calling my name so we went back to the rig. After a nice siesta, the horse races were about to start at Remington Park which we could see the track lights from our campsite. We've never been to a thoroughbred horse race before and we had never bet on them. Following the "Beginners Guide to Betting" pamphlet, we place our first bet, a whole $5. We lost. We continued to take turns picking horses and betting $5 for the next 6 races. They ran both dirt and turf races in varying lengths which I know little about. We ate bar nachos and drank a couple of beers on the restaurant open patio. The smell of cigarettes and horses filled the air. Even though we didn't win, it was exciting.
Saturday morning we met our Sure Beats Walking Segway tour guide in Bricktown. This was my first time on a segway. Let's just say, I needed extra learning time. We were the only two people on the tour. Bricktown has a man made canal that runs through it. There are canal taxi tours that cruise through Bricktown. We meandered through Bricktown and downtown. One of the highlights of the tour was stopping at the Oklahoma City National Memorial. OKC has a very a unique Botanical Garden building. If we had more time, we would have explored the gardens. After the tour, we ate lunch at a tapas restaurant, Bolero. We did not have a good experience. Trying to put our bad lunch in the past we walked the canal down to the Oklahoma River where the Rowing clubs were competing. Colleges from all over the country were there. We had never been to a rowing competition so it was fun watching and learning about it. The early afternoon grew warm and we had walked several miles so it was definitely time to check out Bricktown Brewery. They make some excellent craft beer. We ordered the flight and some of their homemade chips. We should have had lunch at this place. Everything looked tasty. This is a must stop when in town. By late afternoon we headed back to our home on wheels for a relaxing night. Today is Sunday and we are trekking back to Natural Falls State Park. We will be there for about ten days. Then our next destination is Hide A Way Campground on Beaver Lake, Arkansas.
Mike & Kat
Kat left teaching after 18 years to travel throughout the USA with her husband, Mike, who is an engineer for a Power generation company.