I love a good road trip. This Friday, I head out early for Tulsa OK for 48 hours of exploring a place I have never visited before. I will pick up C1 in Mesquite and head north in hopes of reaching Tulsa by 2:00 p.m. We expect it will take us 4.5 hours to make the trek up. C2 is joining us from college in Kansas. I have not seen the lass since late May. Too long! We will be staying at the Campbell Hotel which is located right on Historic Route 66. The Campbell Hotel is advertised as a luxurious boutique hotel consisting of 26 uniquely decorated rooms, a lounge, and full salon and spa services. Yep…we are getting a pedicure.
The purpose of our the trip is for rest, relaxation and reconnections but to Marshall women this means shopping local including flea markets, farmer’s markets and artisan’s galleries. We know we will find it all in this unassuming but surprisingly cosmopolitan city. At least that is what their local tourism board is promising. On Friday night there is an art crawl at the Philbrook Downtown. Don’t you love the picture that forms in your mind when you think of an art crawl? Is alcohol involved? Most probably. Hopefully some excellent wine and not as jammed packed as Fort Worth now too popular Main Street Festival. On Saturday we are headed to Cherry Street for the Saturday morning farmer’s market and then to the Tulsa Flea Market at Expo Center (Tulsa Fairgrounds). We may veer to Jinks for another popular flea market location called the River City Trading Post. There is plenty of conventional shopping if we get tired of the picking.
If we still have time and energy there are two wonderful art museums that look very promising – the Philbrook and Gilcrease — both museums are located in beautiful old mansions with surrounding gardens. My kind of art museum – art in all forms. Of course, we need to eat and it looks like we will have lots of local options in the Blue Dome District. A have my eye on a very chic looking French bistro.
If you are familiar with Tulsa and there are some spots we just have to check out (shopping, restaurants, attractions no matter how out of the ordinary), please let us know. We head out this Friday. Look out Tulsa, here we come.
I wonder if we can find Ree Drummond’s ranch on the way home? Let me Google that….