Explore Oklahoma- Bricktown Canal (OKC)

Happy Monday y’all! We FINALLY got partial access to our new house on Friday, so we made lots of trips in our personal cars to get all of our unpacked boxes over to the garage! We are getting so close I cannot wait! It has been so emotionally hard on me to not have anything unpacked, or to be able to do any projects because half of our stuff is still packed. HOORAY!! So, before things get crazy, I thought I’d sit down and try to blog about some of our adventures while they are still fresh in my memory!
This last weekend we headed up to Oklahoma City on Sunday to explore a few things. First up was the Myriad Botanical Gardens and then we headed to ‘Bricktown’ to explore. 
brickBricktown Canal is a gorgeous area to explore, it was extremely hot when we went (It was 95′ and humid the day we went!) and the entire Bricktown area is outdoors. Comfortable clothing, shoes and lots of water were essential! “Bricktown” is just east of the downtown business district and was OKC first warehouse and distribution district. It was originally founded in 1889 and a central hub for the state and country. Around 1960 most of the buildings became vacant and torn down due to economy moving away and after decades of decline, investors and other forward-thinkers started to show renewed interest in Bricktown. They purchased buildings, began renovations, recruited retail, restaurants, and attractions, and started to advocate publicly for the district. Bricktown later gained a baseball stadium a canal with Water taxi boats, plus a nearby concert and sports arena. It is now a popular place for locals as well as visitors as it provides a rich experience of OKC. It features over 30 restaurants, bars, clubs, retail shops and lots of family friendly attractions. 
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We grabbed appetizers and drinks at Hey Day while we played Jenga, Tic Tac Toe (Presleys favorite lately!) and corn hole outside while listening to music and relaxing. 
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We enjoyed dinner at Toby Keiths fun diner, and then because it was National Ice Cream Day enjoyed Ice cream which we devoured pretty quickly because it was so hot outside! We stopped by Pinkitzel and then, we hopped in the car and decided to head home to get to bed! We were wiped from being outside all day!

Definitely plan on visiting Bricktown again when we head back to OKC, I really want to see it at night!

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