Friday, May 13, 2011

More Visitors!

This post is almost a week late, but better that than never!

Last week weekend Matt's sister and her husband, Kristy and Kyle, came back to Oklahoma for a visit. We managed to cram quite a bit into those few days, and here are a few pictures I took.

One of the things on my 101 list was to go to an Oklahoma tourist site I hadn't been to yet, and this weekend helped me cross that off! We visited Pawnee Bill's Ranch in Pawnee, Oklahoma. Never heard of Pawnee Bill? I hadn't either, but check out the link, and you'll learn a few things. We have him to thank for Wild West shows. The Ranch has a museum and several old buildings including his mansion. The mansion was completed in 1910 and cost $100,000 to build. It was built with electricity and running water while the rest of the town of Pawnee still had dirt roads and horses and buggies. A little Oklahoma history for you :)
Colin on a little saddle. Adorable!

Here's another bit of Oklahoma history for you. Tabouli, a Lebanese dish, is very popular around here. Weird, right? That is because of a restaurant started by Fred Joseph. His ancestors brought a recipe for it with them to the United States, and when he opened his restaurant, he started serving it. Although his restaurant burned down, one of his nephews opened a new restaurant on the same site and called it Joseph's. They still serve the same tabouli, and over the years, many other restaurants have started serving it too.

We went to Joseph's on Saturday night as a pre-Mother's Day event. Here's a shot of Colin with his Grandpa!

And for the record, I think tabouli is disgusting. 

Friday they went to the aquarium. I opted out, but they took Colin and gave me a few baby-free hours! I guess Colin really liked it, but he was mad because the plexi-glass was keeping him out!

There's not much of a story behind this one, but I had to include it because he's so cute! We had a fun visit, and we can't wait for Kristy to have her baby in November so Colin has a cousin on the Tiner side!

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