Parque Natural Mexiquillo


Coleman Theatre

The Coleman Theatre is a historic play and movie house located on historic US Route 66 in Miami OK. It was built in 1929 in the distinctive Spanish Colonial Revival exterior, and an elaborate Louis XV interior. The Coleman opened in April 18, 1929, to a full house of 1,600, each paying $1.00 per ticket. Although the theatre transitioned from a vaudeville theatre to a movie house over the years, it has never been dark. 

The Wurlitzer organ was built in 1928 and delivered for installation on Feb. 21, 1929. 
It sold for $35,000 in 1929

It was neat to see the play Oklahoma in Oklahoma 


Two Great Glass Artists

Preston is a member of the Alaskan Tlingit tribe. He has expressed the tribal stories he learned from his great-grandparents in beautiful glass sculptures. It is a medium I love that captures the wonderful Native American art of the Northwest.

Preston's striking stunning rendition of 
the bent wood boxes created by the Northwest tribes.

At the same museum, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, was a Dale Chihuly exhibit. The scale and whimsy of his incredible work is a wonder to behold. 

Two of my favorite artists in the same place.
What a great day


Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is a 1800 acre conservation center that is home to 1.100 rare and endangered animals that roam free in natural habitats. They specialize in the breeding of endangered species, public education, scientific research and natural land management. The name reflects the abundance of marine fossils in the surrounding limestone. You can drive your car on a 9.5 mile drive through hills, forests, and grassy plains of the park. 

Roan Antelope 
The fourth largest African Antelope

Common Wildebeest
Known for their 1,800 mile annual migration across the African plains

The largest living bird, the flightless ostrich uses its wings mainly for 
communication, courtship displays, and helping to turn or brake 
when running up to 45 mph.

The Emu is the second tallest living flightless bird

The Arabian Oryx became extinct in the wild in 1972, but was reintroduced in 1982. 
It can go weeks without water, instead getting moisture from plants.

Each car gets one bag of pellets for hand feeding the animals

Adult Giraffe with calf

Getting closer 

Coming in. New BFF

She grabbed the bag of feed from the center console.
She stuck her head down through the open sunroof of the car behind us.

Giraffes have the same number of vertebrae as you, seven.
Their's can be up to 10 inches long

Just one valley in this large park


The Cheetah can reach 65 plus mph in seconds, 
but can only run for 400 yards before exhaustion sets in.

The Addax is the best adapted antelope. 
Addax can survive for long periods of time without drinking water.

Adult males are black or brown, while females and calves are light tan. 
Only males have horns

White Rino

More Roan Antelope