National Park Service at 100: Oklahoma City National Memorial, Oklahoma

April 19, 1995. This is the date that American-born terrorism struck in the heartland of America. This is the date that Timothy McVeigh parked a rental truck loaded with explosives in front of the Alfred Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. This is the day that one man ended lives and changed America. More […]

Get your kicks in Oklahoma City: Route 66 and more

Route 66 – famous for “get your kicks on Route 66” – runs about 2,451 miles, from downtown Chicago to the Santa Monica Pier in California. Yet, the longest stretch of drivable highway lies within the Sooner State. Oklahoma offers travelers about 400 miles of actual Route 66 pavement, along with the myriad of attractions […]

Road trip plans, Part 1: Check out Wichita or Oklahoma City for weekend trips

  This is the first in a three-part series. The Labor Day holiday is a few days away, do you have your three-day weekend plans set? Are you tossing around the idea of getting out of town for the weekend? Maybe, a longer trip? Well, here are some locations to consider for weekend trips: Kansas […]

Oklahoma City memorial: Something positive grows from tragedy

April 19, 1995. This is the date that American-born terrorism struck in the heartland of America. This is the date that Timothy McVeigh parked a rental truck loaded with explosives in front of the Alfred Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. This is the day that one man ended lives and changed America. More […]

Oklahoma City is OK!

As the song goes, Oklahoma, where the winds come blowing down the plains…” Well, Oklahoma also offers some great Walking Tourists attractions. From the famous Route 66 to urban oil wells, we took in quite a bit during a long weekend visit. We hit the major tourist attractions – Bricktown, Oklahoma City National Memorial, Myriad […]

Planning for a Trip – Series – Part 3 – Where to Stay

Now that we have chosen our destination of Oklahoma City, next is where do we stay???  Now, the where do we stay used to be just a little easier. I spent the majority of the last 17 years in the travel business. During that time I had access to great hotel discounts. Most of the […]

Planning for a Trip – Series – Part 2 – Where to Go

As I mentioned in the last post we just got back from a fabulous trip to Los Angeles and San Diego. We are now planning our Fall trip which is scheduled for the 2nd week of November. We wanted to go somewhere for just a few days. It could even be just a long weekend. […]

Planning for a trip – Series

We consider ourselves as just slightly above average travellers. We try to plan at least one trip over 8 hours away each year. From our home in Omaha, NE there are a ton of options to accomplish this by either driving and/or flying. When we plan for a trip, most often it is for somewhere […]

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