Thursday, January 8, 2009

~~We Hit the Chisholm Trail~~

Yesterday we took a little road trip & headed north to Oklahoma to hit the Chisholm Trail......

Stopping first at "Lookout Point"......



This area is the actual trail, left untouched.....

Did a couple of geocaches along the way....


And made it to our destination ~ The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, Oklahoma....


There was lots to see & do from a wonderful art gallery to a movie to lots of hands-on activities......



The audience got to experience "smelling coffee, bacon, & traildust" & even getting "rained on" during the movie!



TZ loved the Chuckwagon...... He wishes he owned one....lol.....Santa brought him a very cool miniature, tiny model of one.....

Beautiful statue in front of the Museum......

Homeward bound..........

TZ loves history & has always been interested in the Chisholm Trail so we decided to take a day to explore & see all that it was about. So early yesterday morning we filled two big cups with coffee & headed north to Oklahoma ~~ and it was a beautiful sunny day.

We drove first to "Lookout Point" & then out to where you can see the "actual trail" that is preserved with no digging or mowing allowed. Then headed to the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center Museum in Duncan, Oklahoma where there was so much history - so much to see & do. We did a couple of geocaches along the way, & even found some great thrift stores in some tiny towns! Our first road trip of the year was a really great adventure ~~ such a fun day!

5 comments:

Laurie said...

Oh how fun! I hope you both had a great time. That sounds like a fun trip.
Hugs,
Laurie

Brandy said...

Super cool! You guys always look like you have the greatest adventures!

Debbie said...

What a fun trip! You were really near my old stomping grounds...I grew up in SW Oklahoma in the Altus area. Glad you got some thrift shopping time in too. :)

Debbie
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Joy said...

Looks like a great time. Geocatching is interesting too.

Barbara said...

Kathy, My husband is also a history buff and he grew up in Cuero, Texas and this is where the Chisholm trail started.