Downtown! Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city...
Okay, okay. Well, in case you don't live in the Oklahoma City area, you've just got to know about the turnaround that has taken place in our downtown area in recent years. The transformation of downtown OKC from my childhood to its current state is an absolute 180-degree turn. There used to be no life to it at all, and now it is constantly the busiest area in town. Downtown OKC offers Bricktown (the canal with boat rides, lots of restaurants, etc.), Chesapeake Arena--Home of the Thunder, the Cox Center where the Barons' hockey plays, the Redhawks ball park, the Myriad Gardens, the art museum, the bombing memorial and its museum, open air concerts, Bass Pro, the new Devon tower, tons of places to eat, plus so much more. When BJ, the boys, and I checked in at the Cox Center for our marathon relay at the end of April, we meandered across the street just afterwards and discovered the recently-opened gardens, which were renovated so beautifully! We loved it so much that we took BJ's parents back with us a couple of weeks ago. Here are some highlights of our trip:
At the splash pads:
At the Children's Garden:
A great time had by all!