Oklahoma

    Visit the Cobblestone Village of Medicine Park in Oklahoma

    8/27/15 •

    We travel around the country in an RV for much of the year. But one of our favorite destinations is just hours from our home in southwestern Oklahoma — the cobblestone village of Medicine Park. Many state residents don’t even know about this hidden treasure, nestled in the foothills of the Wichita Mountains (yes, there…

    Kumback Lunch in Perry in Oklahoma: One of the States' Oldest Cafes

    11/16/17 •

    When we travel between our summer home in Minnesota and our winter home in Arizona, we always stop at the homey Kumback Lunch in Perry, Oklahoma. Established in 1926 by a big-hearted soul named Eddie Parker, the Kumback is a fixture in this pretty prairie town, founded literally overnight during the famous 1893 Cherokee Strip…

    Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory in Oklahoma: It Houses 700 Species of Plants

    8/15/16 •

    When I first saw the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, its cylindrical shape instantly reminded me of a large rolling pin. Actually, it’s a plant lover’s dream, filled with about 700 species of tropical and semitropical plants from all over the world. When I stepped into the 224-foot-long, 70-foot-wide Crystal Bridge, I…

    Route 66 Museum, Oklahoma: Chronicling the Rise and Fall of the Legendary Mother Road

    5/30/14 •

    During a recent trip on historic Old Route 66, our first stop was in Clinton, Oklahoma to see the Route 66 Museum, which does a fine job of chronicling the rise and fall of the legendary “Mother Road” from Chicago to Los Angeles. It was a real “kick” to learn about early automobile travel… see…