Saturday, July 12, 2008
Last spring when my MIL passed away her funeral happened to be on the same day as Jonathon's class had a field trip planned. I told him at the time not to say a word to his dad about missing it and I would take him to the same place this summer. Well, today we got up and headed off to Woolaroc. For those of you not familiar with it. I believe (I could be wrong, it rarely happens, but today could be the day!) it was a ranch owned by the Phillips family. You know the Phillips 66 Gas stations and oil company (I think maybe it is now ran by Conoco). Anyway the grounds feature a mountain man camp with reenactors on hand to tell you about the place, a museum celebrating the Indian hertiage of the era and serveral different things from the Phillips family belongings. There is also a variety of wildlife on the gounds, a petting zoo, children's playground etc.
Jonathon especially enjoyed the Mountain Man camp because they had different hides there on display, and you got to shoot a real gun from that era. He thought that was really neat.
He picked the Rib Crib for lunch and as we drove back to town we also swung by the Frank Phillps Home and had a little look. They were opened for tours, but we decided to save that for another day.
Above are some pictures from our day out.