This past weekend I decided to go on a mini trip to Edmond, Oklahoma to attend my cousin’s wedding. Being that I am currently broke, thanks to my wedding back in July, I couldn’t seem to figure out what transportation method I wanted to take. Since I currently live in Orlando, going from the Disney infested city to Oklahoma by airplane was going to come out to about $650. I had looked into my other alternatives – train, bus and car. All three were either too expensive or too long of a drive.
Finally, my mother being a travel junkie as well, found a ticket from Orlando to Dallas for $270. Since my mom and brother were going to the wedding, we decided to meet at the Dallas airport and take a mini road trip to Edmond.
Not knowing what to expect, I kept my camera in hand. I was ready to take photos and as soon as we got out of the airport, I saw nothing but grass and trees. Aside from the Casinos, funny billboards, some moving figures that looked like centaurs off in the distance and abandoned houses, I saw nothing along the road that remotely captured my attention. Well…except for that one casino that looked like a mix of famous landmarks.
I did end up finding a luxurious Sonic in Oklahoma with a bathroom, restaurant and drive-in. The sonic in my area only has the drive-in portion with no bathrooms to the public, hence the name Sonic Drive-In. Living in a Disney infested city, one would think we would be the ones with a luxurious Sonic, but lo and behold Oklahoma has the better Sonic.
After a long, boring journey full of trees and centaurs (they might have been horses), we arrived to the hotel, which was nothing special – the food was bad, the beds felt awful and our neighbors were hyenas…at least that’s what they sounded like.
The wedding venue was gorgeous though! It was at Clauren Ridge Vineyard and Winery, which has a tiny Vineyard compared to the ones I’ve seen, but nonetheless it was beautiful. They did have Wine Cave, where they age wine in Oak Barrels and where I spent majority of my time in. Although, it was raining at the time of the wedding, the whole event was wonderful.
The next day before I left Oklahoma, I had the chance to hang out with the family and we went to Bricktown, where I got to see the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and the Bricktown Canal. Bricktown has so much to do, but not having much time to do anything, I spent my last 30 minutes walking around and watching the Water Taxis cruising the Bricktown Canal. One of the things I liked the most of the water canal is that there is a restaurant right next to the canal, which reminded me of Venice, Italy.
After my 30 minutes were up, my mom, brother and I set off into the 3 hour road trip back to Dallas. Although the road trip back didn’t offer much scenery, we did end up trying a new place,Taco Mayo. Taco Mayo is a lot like Chipotle, except that it had more variety on the menu and they haven’t had any E. Coli outbreaks (Sorry Chipotle!) The food was delicious and freshly made, which is what I like the most about Taco Mayo aside from their decor.
Afterwards, we went to the airport, said our goodbyes and went our separate ways. My mom and brother went back to Miami, and I came back to Orlando, the land of Mickey Mouse. It was quite an eventful weekend and I am so glad that I was able to go.