Monday, March 26, 2012

Oklahoma

Recently we went to visit our 3rd son who lives in Tulsa Oklahoma.  He works on the road alot so he stays in this motorhome.  We stayed in it with him.  It was quite comfortable, although I surely missed my own things.  We stayed 9 days which was quite long for me.  I sure miss him though.  Oklahoma has been very nice weather wise...HOWEVER, let me say my husband and I must have brought bad luck because it rained the entire time we were there and didnt stop until 2 days before we left.  It was awful. Rained day and night. 

This is a ditch behind the rv park which was empty on the day we arrived.  We walked up there walking the dogs and you could walk in it,,,very small amount of water if any.  Not after the rain we brought!

This is Wisteria, which is my first time seeing it.  It was amazingly beautiful.  I want to see if I can get some here in Wisconsin...not sure if our climate is good for it.  I didnt like Tulsa, much at all.  Alot of poverty. Homeless everywhere, you could see their belongings underneath the bridges...it was very very sad to me. Alot of vacant buildings and alot of fences.  Fences everywhere,,,on just about every home, no matter how cheap or expensive.  The elite homes were so well fenced you could not even see their homes.  The food was good, Oklahoma Bar B Que cant be beat.   If it were not for my son staying there we would not go back.  I"m kinda hoping he comes back home.  Last summer he was in Texas and that was awesome.  Tulsa,  thumbs down.  The other weird thing was, we did not see kids outside playing.  In the 9 days we were there, I saw 2 kids.  I wondered if they allow children in the state lol...very odd.  Anyhow, we did alot of shopping, visiting and enjoying our son.  I miss him already but I am glad to be back home.

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Rettabug said...

Hi Dawn Marie!

Hi Dawn!

Nice to *meet* you & thanks for visiting my blog. I have a very dear friend in Wisconsin...Mamacjt. Her blog is on my sidebar. You should visit her!

To answer your question, the salad plate is "In The Garden" pattern by by Newcor Stoneware. These pieces are oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe. I honestly don't remember where I got them. Unfortunately, my set is VERY old & I don't think there are any available anymore. I've looked because I broke one of the cups & have been trying to replace it.

The white American Atelier Bianca Leaf plates were found at T.J. Maxx, last year.
I'm sorry I can't be of more help to you.
Thanks so much for visiting!

fondly,
Rett

Lilly said...

Hello Dawnie, I am so glad you stopped by my blog as I think it was meant to be. I am so sorry to hear about your news and understand how you must feel. I am fighting skin cancer at the moment and that is all we can do be strong and fight. I just want to tell you that my grandmother had aggressive cancer when she was 40 and the doctors gave up on her. She lived till she was 94. I am drinking lots of green juice trying to alkanalise my system. I am so glad you are spending time at home and being with your family. That will keep you surrounded by love and give you what you need. Fight hard and stay strong. My email is lilly@lillyslife.com and feel free to contact me any time if you need to just vent or need support. The blogging world is good for lots of support.

That was an interesting post. I too love wisteria and in
my childhood home we had it growing along our front
verandah. I am sure you could grow it as it seems a hardy plant. I hope your son moves closer too.

Anyway take care, much love and hugs to you and let's stay in touch. Now I better catch up on your blog. I wasn't blogging for 6 months or so. Xx

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh I love Wisteria. That photo of it is so pretty. Sorry it rained on you most of the time you were visiting your son, but glad you got to have a visit with him. His RV looks nice. Hope he moves it closer to you! Sending hugs your way. laurie

Kuki... said...

Sorry the weather didn't cooperate w/your Oklahoma trip...I'm not much of a Okie fan either! ;) I don't think saying "good-bye" to our kids ever gets easier (no matter how long they've been gone from the nest). If anything, it gets harder, but such is life. I take comfort in their strong spirits and vigor in making their way in this world. Glad you're home safely!

Lynn said...

Hi Dawn, Happy you had that time with your son but sorry about the rain. However, did seem despite it you were out and about and enjoying your time with each other very well. Only been thru Okie once long, long ago on way to CA on a trip. Don't remember much at all. Thank you for stopping. So bad at keeping up my visits lately with everyone. My grands have been playing a lot of ball. 4 out of 5 play ball all over the state. Two are on "travel teams" and they travel around. No we don't make every game, gas is way too expensive right now, but we really enjoy the games when we can watch them play. Take care of yourself, the trip must have been a lovely time just to get away for awhile. Blessings.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Dawnie,
So sorry I've been missing in action...my babysitting gig has been overwhelming me lately.
I don't think I would like it there either. I am not crazy about Phoenix (where my son is) because I'm not a big desert fan but at least there is a lot of nice areas to visit and see.
I can't believe all that rain!
Well girlfriend, I am glad that I can keep up with you on FB too.
Hope your feeling ok right now...keep me updated.
Big Hugs,
Cindy

maine said...

Hey
Dawnies Life if by the Sea
Many Thanks, I'm very glad to peer your post
An interesting dialogue is worth comment
Thank you!

Lynn said...

Hi again Dawn, Just stopping by to wish you a Blessed Palm Sunday and Easter week ahead. May this week bring very special blessings to you my new friend, health wise and beyond.
Lynn

Vicky said...

Hi Dawn, so glad to have you come by my blog and introduce yourself! We're a rare breed, us stage IVers, we have to stick together! I was also on a study for 10 months and it cleaned out my liver and kept the rest stable :) Hang in there my friend!

Sassy said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE wisteria.....I think it is GORGEOUS.........So happy you were able to enjoy your son for a bit....I don't like when my kiddo's don't live close by......I'm a Mother hen I guess and want them close.........hugs and BEST wishes to you.......