After a week cooped up in the house, it was time to get away. We had planned a trip to Oklahoma City for this day a while back. It was a chance to visit with friends we hadn't seen since we left almost 2 years ago. We worshipped at Quail Springs in the morning (where we were members for almost 10 years), ate at Poblano Grill for lunch (an Alice favorite), visited a couple of my old construction projects, went to the Windsong concert in the afternoon (we had 4 friends singing in the choir), stopped by the Memorial Road church in the evening, ate at Mr. Goodcents, and came back home. A full day.
The two old construction projects we visited were the clock tower at Oklahoma Christian's campus, and POPS in Arcadia. They were two of the last projects I worked on at my previous construction job. The clock tower at OC was still in the cost estimating phase when I left. POPS was in the concrete footings stage. I was anxious to see how POPS had turned out.
POPS is a gas station/convenience store/restaurant/landmark on Route 66 in Arcadia, just a few miles east of Edmond/Oklahoma City. Its trademark is a 66' tall sign shaped like a pop bottle, lit by LED's. Inside, you'll find almost 500 different varieties of pop in bottles. If you have a taste for some certain flavor of pop from your childhood or from a foreign country, I'm betting that you can find it here. Of course, you'll also pay $1.99 for a bottle...(hey, it costs money to ship fresh pop up from Mexico!) Alice had a Diet Vernor's Ginger Ale, which she remembered from her days in Michigan. I had a Faygo Root Beer.
I hear that the food is excellent - we'll save that for another day. The wait times to eat can be well over an hour. People come from all over.
If you ever find yourself in the OKC area, you should stop by. It's a pretty unique place.