Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Week of Orange

Today ends Mama's trip to Stillwater!  We fought of rain (unsuccessfully), we fought off Nebraska Corn Huskers (unsuccessfully), and shopped till we dropped (successfully!).  It was a bunch of fun days full of trips and orange!  Thursday Mama got her first tour of the new house, complete with love from Penny!  Friday we spend the day in downtown eating lunch at the Tai Cafe, looking through some great little shops on Main street and digging through the treasures found at Antique mall.  Though we dodged the rain all day, we did find some great buys!  And a trip into Rocky Mountain Chocolate factory for a caramel/chocolate covered apple was the cure for our rainy day blues!  That evening was walk around and with the exception of one short rain shower we were able to stay mostly dry!  We have learned to go to walk around early, before the crowds so we can actually SEE the house decks and not get stepped on! 

Saturday was game day and we started at the parade!  Shortly later we joined the girls at our tailgate and had fun getting face tattoos for the kids and visiting with each other.  The wind picked up but the rain stayed away.  Mama and I went into the game but sadly despite our cheering we lost!  (Dear Coach Gundy - we need to work on our tackles!).   We did get to see several touchdowns and yell "Here comes Bullet!" (I even found a new orange shirt that has bullet on it!) Sunday was a day of rest and we found some good books at Hastings.  Chet also got to open his first birthday present!  Mama found a couple John Wayne things for him including a Christmas tree ornament and even some old Wyatt Earp glasses!  Monday we wrapped up the trip with a trip to the National Cowboy museum and a few shops in OKC.  Cheese dip for dinner since Mama can't get food like this anywhere in PA!  Overall great trip! I have been building my Christmas decorations since this is the first year we will have a tree to decorate! I was able to find quite a few things around town and in OKC for the tree!

In the years since my move to Oklahoma Mama had been here for sleet and freezing wind, warm sunny games and this year rainy and windy events but we always have  a good time!  This is a great tradition and I am already looking forward to next year's trip!  Let's just hope next year is a cowboy win!

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