Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sunday's Great Ride

It's been a while since we've been on a ride... so naturally we picked the hottest day of the summer for a quick jaunt.  105 degrees is not bad when you are moving, but when you stop... it's soooooo dang hot!

We got up early to beat the heat... and joined up with our friends Scott and Kelly.

Kelly and Scott and their new Harley.

Scott and Kelly just got a new Harley... and were ready to take it for a spin.  Cliff and I warned them that we like to make a lot of stops just to check things out.  Luckily, that didn't scare them, they were up for it... which was awesome!

So off we went...  heading from Tulsa toward Locust Grove and Spavinaw on some great curvy roads.  And boy, did we see some good stuff on this trip!  Enjoy!

Look closely, these people have their hub cap collection displayed nicely all over their house!

Who doesn't love a decorative long horn on the gate?

Lady Liberty graces the front yard of this palatial estate.

When I got home, 
I ordered TWO of these beavers for my yard.
But I requested the beavers not be quite as "angry" looking.  

Just outside of Adair, Oklahoma... we stopped to check out some cow hide rugs.  If you follow my blog, you know I love cows.  (Yes, even dead ones.  ha!)   I have always wanted a cow hide rug... really I have!   And today was my lucky day...  Cliff bought me a beautiful one, which we were able to fold up and cart home on the bike!

Cliff and Scott with a Buffalo I named "Jerome".

This is Benicia, and she helped us with our cow rug selection.  She was awesome! Eventually, I will get some of her cow pillows. I love them!  Check out her website: 

We motored on... down historic Route 66 as we made our way back to Tulsa.  Our next stop was Totem Pole Park.  These pictures don't do the totem poles justice... they really are interesting works of art with lots of detail... and they are huge!

He told us his name is "Walkingstick".
And no, he didn't build the totem poles. He just lives next to them and oversees them.  
He likes to come outside and say hello to anyone who visits and find out where they are from, even on a hot day like this one!

After checking out what is boasted as the largest and tallest totem pole in the world... we continued on Route 66 to Claremore and Catoosa.  We could not resist the urge to get up close and personal with the infamous Blue Whale.  

Back in the 70's this was a waterpark!   I am quite certain I swam here when I was 4 or 5 years old, back when it was fairly new.  However, it's been pretty much abandoned as a waterpark for as long as anyone can remember.

Scott is on top of the WORLD!  I mean WHALE!

Next to the Blue Whale is an abandoned petting zoo, also known as Noah's Ark.

We ended our day...  hot and exhausted, back in Tulsa, at Crow Creek  for lunch... What a great day! We hope that Scott and Kelly will ride with us again sometime!  

And NO... I did not really order two of those beavers!


Anonymous said...

Love the new pictures. So glad you are back to posting! Keep on riding!

Sandra said...

I have a cow purse I'll give you. It will go nicely with your cow rug. Only carried it once.

Helen said...

You really know how to stop and smell the roses! I luv this blog.

Robyn said...

You have way too much fun! Congrats on the new job Randi!! If I hear of anyone who needs to buy a house or refinance I will send them your way.

C.J. said...

Hee Hee! The beaver thing is halarious! What road did you take to see the statue of liberty in someone's yard?

Randi said...

The Statue of Liberty house was on highway 82 between Salina and Spavinaw. The Totem pole is on highway 28 between Adair and Foyil and the Blue Whale is on Route 66 in Catoosa. And YES... we do have too much fun! There are all kinds of great things to see out there!