Visitors Among Gray and Blue Skies
Last week, Clay’s parents began the journey to Oklahoma and arrived Friday evening. As our first official visitors since we’ve settled into our rental home and became acquainted with Lawton, we were excited to show them our new (for now) home. And believe it or not, the area is starting to grow on me. Yes, I just typed that.
Saturday and Sunday were quite rainy but we didn’t let that stop us. On Saturday, we took them to the Wichita Wildlife Refuge where the buffalo were out in groves. A short drive from our house (~20 minutes), the Wildlife Refuge is home to buffalo, long-horn steer, and other animals native to the area. The weather was drizzly with a chill in the air, much more tolerable than the 115 degree temperatures we experienced this summer.
We gave them the tour of Ft. Sill and stopped at the Apache Cemetery on post so we could visit Geronimo’s grave. Geronimo, a famous Apache warrior, died at Ft. Sill in 1909 as a prisoner of war. The Native American history is so rich in this part of the country and we are so lucky to have the opportunity to experience some of it.