After we left Wisconsin we headed to Ohio for a few days on business. While there, we sat down and planned out a trip to the East Coast. We made reservations at campgrounds and were good to go. The next morning we got word that we needed to head to Tulsa, Oklahoma to meet with a customer. We love Oklahoma so we didn’t mind postponing our plans. Since we were heading to Tulsa, we decided to head to Oklahoma City as well to see another customer. Later that day, we had an order come in from Russellville, Arkansas so we decided we might as well deliver the machine on our way to Oklahoma.
Here are some highlights of the trip:
The drive to Russellville took us past beautiful fields of rice, soybeans, oats, wheat, and corn. We had beautiful blue skies and because of all the rain we’ve had this summer, everything was so green. Our drive out of Russellville was gorgeous because the Ozarks were to our north. We also drove by the beautiful Illinois Bayou.
Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area is a beautiful place with trails of various levels of difficulty. We enjoyed it so much that we went back the next day. It is next to the Arkansas River and provides some beautiful views of Tulsa. We met nice man and his dog on the second day who told us a lot about the area. (Thanks for the directions and the conversation.) After one of our trips to Turkey Mountain, we drove by the statue of the Golden Driller.
Our customer, SRI Energy, treated us to The Incredible Pizza Company. It’s a really fun place with a large arcade and go-carts. They even have gluten-free pizza. (Thank you for such a great evening!)
Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge in Okmulgee is very difficult to find because none of the addresses on the internet are correct. We spent quite a bit of time trying to find it but it was such a beautiful area that we didn’t mind. If you go, make sure you call ahead and get directions. With the right directions, it was actually very easy. The Refuge is very beautiful. The intern we spoke with at the Refuge headquarters was very helpful. The boardwalk near the headquarters is a very interesting walk that led us to a beautiful marsh. Because it took us so long to find the Refuge, we didn’t have time to explore much else but it was definitely worth and we hope to go back one day.
The drive to Oklahoma City from Tulsa was beautiful. We had big plans for sightseeing while there but unfortunately, an annoying toothache had became very painful in the night and we headed to the dentist instead. Fortunately, there was a dentist office right next to our hotel that had great reviews. The staff and dentist at Orion Dental were fantastic. They took me in right away and were so kind. It ended up that I needed a root canal so I spent the rest of the day catching up on the sleep I had lost the night before. Before leaving Oklahoma City, we were able to visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial. That was so amazing that we’ll write about that in another post.
For more about our time in Tulsa, please see facebook.com/wildlifeonthego/posts/1921286964809856