Megan, Mike, and Mikey’s Visit – A Recap

by Karen

Late last Wednesday night we picked up my sister and her family at the Oklahoma City Airport and made the hour-long drive back to Lawton. They were originally scheduled to go to St. Lucia but due to unforeseen circumstances, they had to cancel. So instead of losing money on the plane tickets, they used them to visit us! You heard it here first, folks – Lawton, Oklahoma is new St. Lucia. All kidding aside, we had a nice time hosting our first visitors in our new house and showing off our current location to East Coasters.

We took them to Meers Store & Restaurant, which is has been voted one of the best burgers in the US.  Both of our parents enjoyed the meal when they visited so it was only appropriate that we treat Megan, Mike, and Mikey the same high class atmosphere.

The one thing Mike wanted to see was a free roaming buffalo. Box checked.

We spent Friday in Oklahoma City, where we started off our morning in a gourmet coffee and chocolate shop. The Belgian Chocolate hen was calling my name but I resisted the temptation to take the fancy foul home.

Husband, wife, and toddler son. Times two. Yes, the boys have lollipops.

We ate lunch at the Bricktown Brewery and enjoyed the sampler, which consisted of Old King Kölsch, Wiley One-Eyed Wheat, Remington Red, 46 Star Oklahoman Amber Ale, and Bricktown Brown. My favorite was the Wiley One-Eyed Wheat. Delicious!

The food was quite tasty too. A (Megan) Grilled Chicken Sandwich, B (Karen) Pork on Pork Sandwich, C (Mike) Buck’s Bourbon, Bacon, and Beer BBQ Sink Burger, and D (Clay) Brewery Cheddar and Bacon Burger.

A visit to Ft. Sill isn’t complete without a trip to the Artillery Graveyard.

Mikey approved.

The boys are 10 months apart so they really enjoyed playing with each other. Weston was pretty good about sharing his toys but there were a few moments of sadness, as indicated above.

We took them to the Wildlife Refuge a couple of times and drove up Mt. Scott. The weather was mainly rainy during their visit but we were able to take advantage of the sunny moments. They left on Monday to return to the land of cheesesteaks, water ice, and civilization. I hope they enjoyed their trip out west – we certainly loved having them out here. Thanks for the fun weekend Megan, Mike, and Mikey!

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