Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday, September 12

Oh, what a beautiful morning. I started out this morning by purchasing a new dishwasher; I hope I made the right choice. After that, we had a plan to photograph thirteen restoration projects which had recently been recognized by the Tulsa Preservation Outreach Committee. Turns out a lot of them were houses; cute bungalows. I dutifully took pictures of them and then decided there were other things I'd rather show you.

A 1940's Frisco 4500 Meteor Steam Locomotive, which
is located at Route 66 Village in Tulsa. 10:02 a.m.

Wheels....lots of wheels. 10:14 a.m.

After having lunch at Queenie's at Utica Square, we set out to take more restoration photos in the Swan Lake Historic District. This old, ratty VW bus obviously hasn't been restored. 12:54 p.m.

The Atlas Life Building in downtown Tulsa has been restored and
now holds a Courtyard by Marriott. 1:14 p.m.

A very enthusiastic street singer in downtown Tulsa,
who very nicely allowed me to take his photo. 1:26 p.m.

The Grand Hall in the absolutely gorgeous Mayo Hotel [on the
National Register of Historic Places], which was originally
opened in 1925 as a luxury hotel, abandoned in the 1980's and
renovated and reopened in 2009. 1:39 p.m.

Light fixture just outside the Grand Ballroom of the Mayo Hotel. 1:45 p.m.

The Campbell Hotel [on the National Register of Historic Places]
on 11th Street (Route 66) in Tulsa. It was built in 1927 by Max W. Campbell
and has housed a barber shop, shoe repair shop, the Casa Loma Hotel
in the 1940's and has recently been renovated and restored as the Campbell Hotel.
It is such a charming place and the one place that I really wanted to photograph today. 2:11 p.m.

Old suitcases in the lobby. 2:19 p.m.

A touch of old; a touch of new. Original fireplace and a
wide screen TV in the conference room. 2:21 p.m.

One of several Frederic Remington bronzes in the hotel. 2:23 p.m.

Porter's luggage cart in an alcove near the elevator. 2:24 p.m.

Bonus picture: Lily, who is 4 days into her last two weeks
of strict crate rest. Little girl had two back surgeries in July and
had eight discs zapped with a laser last week. In 10 days, she
gets to act like a dog instead of an invalid. 6:01 p.m.

That's all, folks. It's time for me to clean off my CF card and get ready to watch my grandson Andrew play in the Jenks/Union Junior Varsity Game. Go Trojans!!