Thursday, July 3, 2014

Our First Wedding Anniversary - Part I

To celebrate our first wedding anniversary (which was a little over one month ago in mid-May), Tyler and I took a little tour to the part of the state where we got hitched!

Our first stop was in Sulphur, Oklahoma.  There is a nice state park there with some trails, streams, and generally pretty scenery.

On our way, we stopped by the bakery that made our wedding cake and got some tasty treats:  I got a cookie and icing sandwich, and Tyler got a brownie.  They were DELICious!

Then we went to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area's nature center to visit some turtles, fish, snakes, lizards and other animals native to the area.

Isn't this frog too cute?

We did a little more walking around at Bromide hill around the cliff overlook.

The next stop was back to Davis, Oklahoma just across the road from where we got married.  We ate lunch at the famous Arbuckle Fried Pie shop, and then walked across the street and up the driveway toward our wedding venue.

It was a long driveway, and there was no way of knowing if someone was using the lodge that day, but we decided to walk over the hill and see.

When we got over the hill, it looked like a boy scout troop or someone with a lot of kids who were there.  We decided to not invade their privacy, take a little picture of us by the pond near our venue and walk back.

Just down the road from the fried pie shop and our venue is a scenic overlook to see over the Turner Falls area, which is a little park with springs and swimming areas that many Oklahoma families visit throughout the summer.

I thought this tree was interesting how it grows out of the area where the plate is shooting up into the air.

The last leg of this portion of our anniversary celebration involved me forcing Tyler to pull over to the side of the road and pick me wildflowers!  (Specifically my favorite, Indian Paintbrushes.)

That night when we returned home, we prepared to finish our anniversary celebration by eating dinner at a local restaurant called Vast, which is in the top two floors of the tallest skyscraper in Oklahoma City.  

Visit part-two of our first anniversary celebrations!

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  1. Aww, sounds like a fun, memory-filled and relaxing day spent together!

    1. It was very nice! :) We heard one of our friends say the other day that "the best dates are free dates." It really is kind of true, we had a great time and didn't spend any money besides the food and gas!

  2. Sounds like a wonderful day of reminiscing and spending time together! Flowers picked along the road are one of my favourite things... along our roads we often had sunflowers growing :)

    1. The really tall sunflowers, or the shorter more wildflower-like sunflowers? Occasionally we'll have some roadside sunflowers, but mostly the Indian paintbrushes and black-eyed Susans. They're so pretty, I'd rather have a roadside wildflower any day over store bought flowers!

  3. What a nice anniversary! The wildflowers are beautiful. Glad you had a happy day! :)


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