Happy Thanksgiving Canada, Happy Columbus Day US

For the first time that I can remember we did not have turkey for Thanksgiving, mainly because I couldn’t find a turkey small enough and at the right price. This is also the second year in a row that we have not celebrated Thanksgiving with at least some of our children, and the first year we have not celebrated with any family. That may have been another reason for no turkey, I just wasn’t feeling the day 😦 But despite that I am thankful for so many things in my life, so it was still a good day!

We bid farewell to Tishomingo today and although I was sad I didn’t get to meet Blake in person I was happy we made the stop. Tishomingo is a very pretty, peaceful town and it gave us a chance to get some chores done and just veg for a few days.  It was also home to our cheapest diesel yet, $2.39 USD a gallon which works out to $.79 CDN a litre! Not bad considering we were paying $1.15 a litre before we left.

Today we made the long trek, two hours and twenty minutes, to Oklahoma City where we are spending the night at a very well maintained RV Park called The Roadrunner.

After setting up we took a drive through Bricktown, which is in the downtown area. There were a lot of nice old brick buildings but the whole area had construction going on so I wasn’t able to get any pictures. We stopped at Bricktown Brewery, which claims to be Oklahoma’s first craft brewery. It was a nice building and the décor inside was also very nice but the beer was lacking.

I thought this was a really pretty tree.

Hubby had heard the Cattlemen’s Club in Oklahoma City was the place for a great steak so that is where we had our Thanksgiving Dinner. I don’t think the inside has changed since it first opened 1910! The food and service was great and I thought the atmosphere only added to the experience, hubby thought the interior should definitely be updated 🙂

Picture of a picture hanging inside the restaurant, probably taken in the early 1950s.

The outside still looks the same today.

And I think the inside probably looks the same as it did in the 1900s!

It really hit home that we are in tornado country when our RV Park had three storm shelters and notes on their rules about listening for the sirens and what to bring to the storm shelter. Just so you are in the know, you should bring rain gear, flashlight, extra batteries, cell phone, credit cards, medication, and a radio … it didn’t say anything about cash but I think cash would be better than credit cards considering the power will probably be out :-))!

 Until next time …

7 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving Canada, Happy Columbus Day US

  1. At least you were together for Thanksgiving and enjoyed a meal out. I agree with you, the Cattleman’s Cafe is stuck in the early 1900’s.

    Great price on diesel. Last year our highest price was 2.99/gal/US and the lowest was 2.59/gal/US/

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  2. Happy belated Thanksgiving! As you said, there are many things to be thankful for, with family or not, you were together.
    Great diesel price! We hope to see a nice change this year with the Canadian dollar being better. I think we will all notice a difference. Sorry about Blake, just watch The Voice and pretend. 🙂

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  3. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, Maxx. Steak sounds like a good substitute for turkey any day! My niece, an avid vegan, spent Thanksgiving with us, so we had a mushroom risotto!!!! It was tasty, but steak or turkey would have been welcome.

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