Awhile back we decided we needed to go somewhere special for our 15 year wedding anniversary. I mean that's big, we need to celebrate....and without kids! So we started researching destinations. I knew it would only be a couple of days since we have a large family vacation coming up. We looked at Hawaii, Key West and Chicago and decided they were too much money for only a couple of days away. So we looked at places within driving distance and found downtown Oklahoma City. It has a great downtown with quaint restaurants, shops and entertainment so we booked two nights in the nicest hotel we could find.
We stayed at the Colcord which was by far the fanciest hotel I've stayed in. So luxurious! They had Champagne and chilled glasses waiting for us in our room when we arrived which was a special treat. They really went out of their way to make our stay as special as it could be. It was right in the middle of downtown and within walking distance to nearly all of the places we wanted to see.
For this trip I wanted to make sure we tried unique, local dining experiences. No chain anything. So we got onto Google and searched for highly rated restaurants in downtown OKC. What we stumbled upon was definitely the best meal I've ever had. We walked the 1.2 miles (in the 100 degree heat no less!) to a restaurant that specializes in South American cuisine. It was called Cafe Do Brasil and the food was lovely. Finding vegetarian meals can be difficult but I chose this place because they had several veggie selections. My food was colorful and delicious! Sean enjoyed his seafood bake too.
We visited several places that I will blog about in the next week because there were far too many pictures. Just walking around downtown we encountered several fun things. One of which were the bike rentals. With our car in the parking garage we decided to walk everywhere which is fun in theory. In reality I had already developed sores on my feet from the first night walking to the restaurant (I packed pretty shoes, not walking shoes). Plus it was the hottest week of the year which made it difficult. If we had gone anywhere farther than a mile from the hotel I think we would have utilized these rental bikes. They were $5 for 24 hrs.
On the last evening we decided to walk to Bricktown which is their entertainment district. It was a lovely area with fun dining experiences and a canal that runs through it. We ate at the brewery and went to see the new Star Trek movie (which was really good!). We decided we were out of our element while walking the streets after dark among the "young" crowd. There were so many loud people! It was a nice experience nonetheless.
The best part of the trip was spending 48 hours alone with my best friend. No kids to get snacks for, no hay to haul to animals, no dishes, no cooking. It was splendid and we sure appreciate my parents watching the kids and Jessica watching the animals. Looking forward to the next 15 years.