Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Places I've Been: OK

Tulsa, Oklahoma

I know I've been to Oklahoma once, possibly twice and I don't remember the second time. My dad's sister and her family lives in Tulsa, OK. My parents and I went on our first big road trip to Tulsa when I was in middle school, I think? I honestly can't remember when this trip took place.

The drive took forever (in my mind anyways) and I remember being super exciting arriving at my my Aunt Ruby's house. I think my dad probably went fishing and one night we had a big fish fry.

What I remember very specifically about my stay in OK is chewing gum. I was in my aunts bathroom chewing bubble gum and for the first time ever I successfully blew a bubble with my gum! I was so excited! This was something I had been working on, and thought I would never be able to do. But then I went into the bathroom, stood in front of the mirror and focused on blowing a bubble with my gum. Once I accomplished blowing bubbles I went into the living room to show-off my new talent, and nobody cared! Of course now I realize that the talent of blowing bubbles with gum isn't really that big of a deal, but at the time I was impressed with myself! :) Needless to say now whenever I chew gum and blow a bubble I remember that exact moment in time in my aunts bathroom in Oklahoma.

Isn't weird how some random moments stay with us for forever?

Do you remember when you blew your first bubble with gum?
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the emily said...

I do not remember. And I have never been to OK, unless you count driving through it for a minute.

Nikki said...

That is funny. I don't remember my first bubble from chewing gum. But I have been to OK, and I found it to be a little bland. But maybe I didn't have the right bubble gum to accompany me.

Anonymous said...

Too funny! I remember being pretty excited when I learned how to blow a bubble with gum. But I dont remember where I was or other details about it..Tulsa is still a long drive. We just drove through there. Oklahoma does not look that big on the map until you try to drive all the way through it! -Kari