Oklahoma City Travel Blog› entry 7 of 15 › view all entries
February 10th, 2007 – by: Seetwist
"You probably ran over a nail or something, you should get that filled up because it might blow when you're going down the highway. There's a town up ahead and another one back behind you."
I thank him and try to remember the last town I saw. I don't think it had a gas pump, let alone compressed air. So I get back on the highway and hope that the next town is close.
It isn't. It's about 20 miles down the road, and when I pull into the gas station, their air hose is torn. After trying to hold it together with my hands for 10 minutes or so, I finally get the tire filled and get back on the road.
6:60pm and I roll into Oklahoma City. Of course, I take all the wrong exits and go in the completely wrong direction, but I manage to find my host's apartment by 7:15 or so. We hang out for a bit, and then head out to get dinner at an italian place called "Trattoria". I get shrimp scampi (Haven't been eating much on this trip so far) and we split a small pizza with all sorts of italian sounding (-ettio, -uttio, -cucio, -cinni) toppings. We leave, and they take me to the Murrah Building Memorial Site. I had completely forgotten about it as far as sightseeing goes, but I'm glad I got to go during the night, when the only person who was there was the security guard making his rounds. I got some decent photos, but my battery died, so we headed out. I crashed in a bed (with my own room, too!) and started sleeping immediately.
The next morning I said goodbye to my host and drove back downtown. It was nearly as deserted during the day as it is at night. I was able to stand in the middle of the street and snap pictures without the fear of being mowed down by a car. OKC is a cute little town, it kind of reminded me of downtown Denver in a way. Quaint, but trying a bit too hard to compete with the larger cities like Chicago and Boston. I went back to the Murrah building and took some more shots with my Alpha before getting in the car and heading for Little Rock, Ark-ansas.
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