This year for Thanksgiving we drove out to Oklahoma to spend Thanksgiving with Gran's family. We broke the trip up into two days for Curly and The Bear. They did well with the drive but I was definitely reminded why I loathe long car rides and if economically possible would prefer to fly. Prior to leaving home we warned the girls that we would be in the car for a long long time and they needed to just sit back and enjoy all the wonderful movies we were bringing for them to watch. We made it about an hour before Curly asked if we were at the hotel yet. Actually she said " Are we at the woo-tel yet". Just call her Curly-lou-woo from Woosville. It's fitting for the season.
On Wednesday we got to Oklahoma, where the wind sweeps cars right off the road. Or, Oklahoma, where the toll roads will make you go broke. Just kidding but not really, the wind and tolls are no joke in that state. We stayed with Aunt Debbie for the three nights we were in town. We had a wonderful time catching up with our Oklahoma family. Friday was the Auburn/Alabama game as well as the Tulsa game. Daddy's cousin Tyler works for The University of Tulsa and got us football tickets to the Southern Miss vs Tulsa game that evening. We all watched the first half of the Auburn game before we had to leave for the Tulsa game. That was NOT the half to watch. It was actually quite depressing. Tyler showed us around the Case Athletic Complex where he works. All the coaches offices were in there and they all had big TVs in their offices. Many had the Auburn game on so some of us (not me because I was a nervous wreck) watched the last quarter of the Auburn game. This was definitely the one to watch because we WON! Woo Hoo! The bliss of our victory made watching the Tulsa game even more fun. Tyler was able to secure some sweet sideline passes for Daddy and Luke. The rest of us sat around the 40 yard line. Not too shabby. Tulsa prevailed beating Southern Miss in a shoot out.
Sadly on Saturday we left our Okie family and drove through many a toll booths on our way home. It felt good to finally get home on Sunday. We've all been catching up on our sleep the last couple of days. Enjoy the pictures from our trip.
Our Family on Thanksgiving
Meeting new cousin Piper
Riding down to check out the lake
The Bear's happy place, Papa's shoulder.
Us with Tyler before the Tulsa game
The whole gameday crew
Celebrating the Auburn victory at the Tulsa game