Sunday, May 22, 2016

Day 2, 5/22/16 - Miami to Sand Springs

Very definitely a day for ART.  Out at 8 AM  via OK-10, US-169, US-60, & OK-123, to Woolaroc at 10 AM, just when it opened.  It's a scenic place in the Osage Hills of Oklahoma, where Frank Phillips (Phillips 66) had his country estate.  He collected eclectically - exotic animals, western art, native relics, guns, etc.  The art collection is what I'd call "important" - everyone you've heard of and some that you probably haven't.  We spent two hours there, mostly in the museum, and that comes nowhere near doing it justice. 

 Guess who was born on Feb 3rd?  Draw your own conclusions.

We planned on getting lunch en route to Tulsa on OK-11, but we were detoured onto US-75, an express highway, and never saw a restaurant.  Our next destination is the Gilcrease Museum, created by another wealthy oilman (this statue is in front of the entrance).  This is another outstanding museum of, predominantly, western art.  More of everyone you've heard of, even a couple of Bingham portraits, Indian relics, and more art.  Walked my feet off, and stumbled out after 2 hours, still hungry, and not having spent enough time to look at everything in the detail I would have liked.

A quick trip to Sand Springs to our HIE.  This a new and very modern one, well laid out.  Had lunch/supper at Billy Sims BBQ (decor features the legendary OU running back).  Good, not great. 

Tomorrow it's on to Oklahoma City and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (formerly known as the Cowboy Hall of Fame), and the State Historical Museum.  Then it'll be on to Lawton for the night.

For the day, only 155 miles; 347 for the trip.  Glad we didn't try to do it all in one day!

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