After our failed camping trip that turned into my mom, my three year old and I sleeping in a tent in the backyard while everyone else went inside, I decided we needed a day trip. We normally go to the Dallas area for such things, because it is closer to us than OKC or Tulsa. I decided to head to Oklahoma city to check out Bricktown, grab lunch, shop and visit the Myriad Botanical Gardens. So, I loaded up the car with the sassy 3 year old, 8 year old, and the grown up child and off we went for a day of family fun and exploration.
Now, I knew not to expect a full river walk experience as in San Antonio, but I still was not overly impressed Bricktown. Don't get me wrong, it was lovely and there were plenty of restaurants to choose from but not much else going on. They did have the boat rides available and we had planned on doing that but it just did not happen. The kids were impressed for about 5 minutes. Then they were done. And hungry, even though we still had about 45 minutes till it was even close to lunch. We stopped in Bass Pro Shop and had fun exploring and shooting some fun targets. Other than that, we did not find any shopping available along the canal area.
The restaurant had a lot of interesting decor. The kids had a lot of fun looking at all of the stuff on the walls. We were on a budget so I had pre chosen where we would eat based on that. Sticker shock!! I had not considered that it was the weekend and had relied on the lunch menu prices and items. Not only was it more expensive, but what I wanted to order was not even on the menu. So we ended up getting burgers. Which were huge and good, but just not what I really wanted.
The adult child told me he overheard them say there was "something" in the dumpster. He was certain it was a body and I was leaning toward a bomb. Now, anyone with half a brain, would come to this conclusion and run. We evacuated slowly because we were trying to figure out what was going on. Not my proudest moment. At one point we took a wrong turn toward the car and back tracked, which earned us a very gruff reprimand from yet another police officer. We made it to the car and I decided that at the rate this trip doomed and we headed home.
The next day, I did find out that it was a backpack in the dumpster that prompted the evacuation. They had suspected it was a bomb but it was jus a backpack. That sums up our ill fated but memorable day trip.