|Scott just loves to pose for pictures!|
Can you tell he was humoring me?
|Watching a Razorback football camp|
I kept noticing that the closer we got to Oklahoma City, the higher the temperature gauge in the car climbed. By the time we got to the Oklahoma City Memorial, the temperature had reached 104 degrees! We arrived at the Memorial and walked around for a bit. When you walk onto the grounds of the Memorial, you first walk through the "Gates of Time." One gate is etched with 9:01 and the other shows 9:03... the bomb was detonated at 9:02. Between the two gates is the Field of Empty Chairs. Each of the 168 chairs represents a life lost. You'll notice in the picture below that some of the chairs are small, some are big. The smaller chairs represent the 19 children who died. It was a hard part of history to share with the girls - we as adults don't understand it, so it's tough to explain it to them.
|One of the two "Gates of Time" Monuments|
|Field of Chairs representing the 168 lives lost|
in the Oklahoma City Bombing on April 19, 1995
After visiting the Memorial, we were off to find the hotel. Our "fun" photo of the day below was taken in front of the hotel. It's not every day you see a skateboard that's bigger than your car! Much to the girls' dismay, unfortunately there was a "Keep Off" sign posted on the top!