Hi lovelies! I am officially two hours behind my Northeastern favorites, placing me directly in the midst of mountain time and marking this official catch up time. Let's begin with Oklahoma. As I spoke about in my previous vlog, it's one of those places I would probably never visit if it weren't for K. I am so lucky to have such a fantastic friend living there though. This marked my second visit (my first was to her home city of Tulsa) and I'm already looking forward to my next one.
On Thursday night, I arrived K's cute little home and was greeted by pizza, salad, and beer. We weren't in a rush, per say, but we didn't linger long; The zoo was calling! Kidding, kind of. By eight we headed to the Zac Brown Band concert at the OKC Zoo. The show was great and the best part? I could sing along, and that is beyond awesome because you have no idea how rarely that happens ;). I also had a blast meeting K's med school friends and our new Kansas State buddies. What a night, let's just say that I slept so beyond soundly!
The next morning I slept in for the first time in two whole weeks. 'Twas glorious. And then, I had one of the most leisurely yet amazing weekends of all time. The sequence went something like this...
[blown away by the delicious Guatemalan Brunch at Café Antigua]
[the usual friendly hysterics through our Bricktown & Downtown tour]
[somber emotions at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum]
[impressed with the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, especially the Chihuly exhibit]
[delectable dinner leftovers for an economical meal at K's home]
[deep conversation during a river walk stroll followed by an anything but crazy bar-hopping date night on the town]
[Saturday brunch at La Baguette Bistro]
[I will forever love the vegetable quiche and salad combination]
[met Dr. Dan during the OU medical school tour]
[spent an afternoon watching a close OU-Airforce game, drinking brews by a lake, and mingling as per usual]
[demolished an early Tana Thai Bistro dinner]
[indulged in raw curiosity with a Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp dessert at 105 degrees]
[Sunday brunched with K's family - Iced coffee and eggs for me]
[Fried chicken and waffles for K (yes, served together)]
In the midwestern United States, I enjoyed cuisine from all over the world. I was able to discover an interesting twist on brunch (see above, I can attest to the fact that it is a phenomenal combination) while also doing my normal favorites like wander through downtown areas, visit museums, join in on sports camaraderie, explore art galleries, and pretend to be a night owl. All cities seem to have the same basic ingredients, but it's those regional twists that have been making this trip so exciting. And doing it in the company of one of my very best friends? Priceless. I miss her already.