We can still talk about summer, yes? Good, because I have some things I need to share, for the sake of my 2014 blog book and the fact that if I don't write about it online, it never happened.
This summer I was able to cross some things off my unofficial OKC summer bucket list. I say unofficial, because I didn't officially create a summer bucket list. But I had one going on in my head, which is basically the same thing.
Remember when I took you on a tour of downtown OKC and showed you the Myriad Gardens? Well, every Wednesday night during the summer, they showed movies outside on the lawn. My birthday was on a Thursday this year, and my mom drove up on Wednesday to hang out and spend the night. I decided it was the perfect time to check out the outdoor movie! And guess what? They were showing Frozen!
Yes, I'm the freak who had never seen Frozen. (I suppose this shouldn't surprise you if you know how I feel about bandwagons.)
That's what you call killing two birds with one stone. Or, I guess three birds.
Watch Frozen. Check. See outdoor movie. Check. Eat birthday cupcake. Check.
I know I already talked about how ziplining across the Oklahoma River was kind of lame. But this was before we went ziplining in the jungle of Nicaragua, so it wasn't that lame yet. And we did have fun.
Plus, I wore my sweet birthday shirt, so there's that.
I'm so glad I got to do this!
I mentioned in my OKC tour that we have a rent-a-bike program where you can rent a bike in one location, ride it around for a while, and return it to another location.
Well, when Beka drove up for our birthday blogger date, we went biking together! It was really fun even though we couldn't figure out how to get our bikes unlocked once we checked them in at the docking station, so we ended up having to walk all the way back to our car. Oh well.
Did you know that Oklahoma City has an entire underground tunnel system? Because it totally does. There are shops and restaurants down there and everything!
I'd heard about the tunnels but could never figure out how to get down into them. Then one afternoon in July, I convinced my boss to let us take a field trip into the tunnels. Secretly I just wanted someone to show me where they were.
I went back for my birthday lunch! There's a de-freaking-licious Chinese place down there that my friend Liz recommended, and it did not disappoint. Above is a picture of me in the Chinese place on my birthday. My mom was like, "Wear this crown and go stand in the corner and take a picture." So of course I did, because I have no shame.
If you ever come visit OKC, I'll have to take you down to the tunnels, and we'll eat Chinese together. It will rock your world.
Bucket lists and birthdays and fireworks and homemade popsicles and weekend long runs facing the sunrise.
Is it really September?
I'm in denial. In my head, I'm still at the lake...
>>What did you cross off your summer bucket list?