Family Weekend in Tulsa: Day 1

Family Weekend in Tulsa: Day 1

Months ago when I bought tickets to the monthly Hanson concerts, I didn’t realize the two in September were over Labor Day weekend. I didn’t want to be without my people, and thankfully Tyler wasn’t on call (have I mentioned he got a promotion to a juvenile detective? It’s great…but he is on call some) and we could make a family trip out of it.

Friday evening, I scooted off to the concert (more on that later) and they hung at the hotel at Remi’s request. We take toys with us to hotels, and she often just likes playing there. New environment, new things to imagine! She and Tyler also watched some fireworks out their window in downtown Tulsa, did some hotel swimming, and walked around downtown looking at the ball park.

Saturday morning, we got up and headed to the Gathering Place. It’s an amazing park. We went 3 years ago (almost to the day!) when it opened, and it was fun to go back with a bigger, braver girl!

She wanted to do all the things. We took our time through the park, and it was much less crowded than it was 3 years ago on opening weekend. It was muggy, but we didn’t mind the sweat.

There are so many fun things here. I mean, a banana slide?

A flower garden to climb in?

A mirror maze?

A “unicorn princess castle”? Remi named it that. ha! Both me and Tyler got in it with her, and we ventured up to the VERY top!

They also have a fun water area with fountains and water tables and things to splash in. We let her get wet and explore. To be honest, the cold water felt great on my legs.

She loved this area 3 years ago and enjoyed it now too. The River Giants are so fun to climb and slide through.

The Gathering Place is known for awesome programming, and this Saturday they had STEM-Tacular with a lot of science, engineering and math activities, including a live science show. Remi got to participate on his homemade “hover board.” So fun!

After the park, we hit up Sushi Train for a fun lunch. There’s a real train that drives around, and you pick plates off of it. I took videos, but no pictures.

Then we took a nice long nap, and then did a little shopping across from our hotel. There’s a book store and gift shop I love, and then I took Remi to my favorite chocolate shop- Glacier! We shared gelato and cake and took home truffles for later!

That evening, Remi went to the ballpark with dad (more on that later) and I hit the second concert. A super fun day together!


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