15 December 2010

A tiny road trip.

This past weekend, we decided to take a short vacation before the cold weather set in. It was a blistering twenty degrees when we set out. Our timing is awesome.

Driving south, we entered Oklahoma and saw some of the many charming little towns. I had to take a picture of this sign in Disney, Oklahoma:

"M-I-C... See you in hell!!"

Okay, so that's totally wrong and twisted, but I'd be lying if I said that it wasn't the first thing that popped into my head. Disney is a lovely place, and there wasn't a mouse to be seen.

Moving on, we toured the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, counterpart to our own Prairie here in Kansas. After snickering at the signs advertising "loose bison" (Go on, keep a straight face. I dare you.), we had to stop for a parade.

A big group of bison crossed in front of our vehicle, then posed for a few pictures. Bison can run 35 miles per hour, and they can jump six feet, horizontally and vertically. We did not pet them.

I REALLY wanted to pet these guys:

Gorgeous, aren't they? The original "fastback" mustangs. We also took time to visit an amazing place called Lendonwood Gardens. Junior and I said "hello" to the Angel of Hope while Himself attempted photography. The angel is dedicated to families who have lost loved ones, especially children.

We had a great time.


Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I love that last shot! Absolultely one of the most charming and adorable pictures ever. If there's ever another Great Flood, it'll be the tears of all the little girlies whose hearts he breaks.

Molly said...

That's a pretty cute little angel you've got by the hand! When we heard that we'd be moving to North Dakota our youngest heard from his older brother that they had buffalo there, and started dreaming about having his own pet buffalo! I've always thought that has the makings of a great kids' book!

One of these days.....

Anonymous said...

My gosh that angel has grown! Gorgeous!