Just got back from a trip up and down Route 66 from OKC to Tulsa and back, although I must confess, I cheated and took the new highway back. I just wanted to make a comment about what a special, one-of-a-kind place Oklahoma really is. I realize how negative and controversial I sometimes come off, and I don't mean to sound so pessimistic, it's just one of those things where if everything's alright then nothing needs to be said. This blog is about urban change, and I say if it aint broke, don't fix it.
Another thing I constantly strive to find in Oklahoma is uniqueness, and it's not hard to find. We all love to support local establishments. In the last three days or so I have been spending my time at the UCO Jazz Lab, the Paseo Arts Festival, getting my kicks on Route 66 (passing dozens of vineyards), and exploring the Philbrook collections, and grounds. And don't forget coffee and then dinner on Brookside. And yeah, Pops is absolutely awesome.
Name me one small state where summer means such a complex wellspring of arts, music, cuisine, and more.