Sunday, April 26, 2009

Claremore, Oklahoma Day Trip--Photo heavy

Thursday, April 23, the old folk took a trip to Claremore, OK. It was a very easy trip, no rushing about. The day started at the J.M Davis Gun Museum. One of my favorite displays was of old movie posters. In the collection I found my all time favorite John Wayne movie poster of McClintock.

The museum also had a very large collection of beer steins. Here's a few of them:
Of course there are thousands of guns, outlaw memorabilia, and native American artifacts. If you're a gun enthusiast, this is a museum you want to see.

From there we headed to the Belvidere Mansion. Built in 1907, it is being restored by the local historical society. It has a beautiful tile floor as you can see by one of the motifs. There were period pieces of furniture and clothing also on display. Then it was lunch time. No photos there! Hehe. But there was a killer chocolate dessert.
Next we headed to the Will Rogers Memorial.

Ole Will is a favorite son of Oklahoma and the memorial is a tribute to his life. It's said if you rub the toe of Will's statue you have good luck. I couldn't resist.
We had a very entertaining speaker who had some of Will's mannerisms.

Now here's a snap of one display and grounds.
From the memorial we traveled to Will's birthplace. The setting is quite beautiful, overlooking Lake Oolagah. Unfortunately all the original pieces of furniture are gone, however, the house is decorated with antiques of the same period. Here's a few random photos of the homestead.

Lastly is the bus! We boarded and headed to the Nut House, where the girls served us samples of many of the goodies they had for sale. Sorry, no photos...they're all gone!

Simone is having a big give-away on her blog. Pop on over and take a look.


Daffycat said...

What a great day out, Becky! You had beautiful weather too!

CindyMae said...

What a wonderful and fun filled day out! Great pictures! It looks like a wonderful day for sure!

Brigitte said...

I was enjoying making the tour with you through your pictures.

Beatrice said...

I'm jealous..what a nice trip. Thanks for sharing it !

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