|Ryan receiving his latest medal|
After the award ceremony, we headed up to OKC and took an unexpected nap before heading out to Mantel's in Bricktown. It was by far our priciest meal but worth every penny. Ryan's pork, seasoned potatoes and asparagus melted in our mouths. We could taste the smokey bacon in my tortellini and ate every bite. Yes, we crazy love birds fed each other our meals and it was wonderful! Then we strolled around Bricktown before making a stop in Bass Pro Shop! Awesome store even if you don't purchase anything!
Friday night we met the Ritchey Family for dinner at the Bricktown Brewery. Again, it was great to see such awesome friends before leaving the area for good. Then we headed to the ball park to take in the Big 12 College Baseball tournament. Oklahoma University played Kansas State University and even though they lost the game was great. The ump made horrible calls against us (OU) and it was fun booing the ump and cheering on our team!!
Sunday we did absolutely nothing. The wind was kicking up all weekend and walking around downtown and Bricktown became quite difficult. We were literally getting blown over! After lunch we headed to the Myraid Gardens, which was a bit of a disappointment due to the fact they just finished construction and everything was still growing. Not many blooming flowers, and we weren't about to pay $6/person to walk through the Crystal Bridge containing flora from around the world. It would be our luck to see a tree or bush from Thailand or Japan, places Ryan got to see for free! Between naps, we even saw the finish to the Indy 500. We both feel bad for the Rookie who almost won!!
I left on the first flight Monday morning and dreaded leaving Ryan back in OK but knew my babies needed me. Olivia met me at the airport which was a complete and awesome surprise. I enjoyed my time with Ryan, a much needed vacation, but missed my kids more than I thought. It was great to have them back in my arms!
|Found this at 5:30am. Put money in and the gate opens!|