Updated: Nov 3, 2019
The first weekend of February, we traveled back to my college roots of Oklahoma and went bachelorette-ing through Oklahoma City celebrating my old roomie getting hitched. Here's all the deets.
I met this girl back in 2014. Like my other post about meeting my friend Jennessa during a tough time, likewise with Emily. And now I'm thinking about a few of my new friendships all happening the same way. The Lord truly does give us what we need, all when we need it. Oh, also, Emily has been like, the biggest supporter of my blogging and for that I love her a little more. ;)
Trip Details and Tips/Tidbits
Stay: Airbnb in Norman. If you're unfamiliar with Oklahoma, Norman is about 20 miles south of the city. I can't find the link to our house, but if you're looking for a cheaper option - check out Norman. If you want to be in the city and pay less in Ubers - check out OKC houses.
Bricktown Brewery - We loved everything. Definitely recommend.
Ted's Escondido - I went to Ted's weekly in college so of course I recommend.
- Hot tub
- Scavenger Hunt via Let'sRoam
- Went out Saturday night in downtown Oklahoma City
My favorite part: Sitting out at the house in the hot tub just talking and being girls. Oh, also listening to Emily's speech to all of us after having a few drinks.
My least favorite part: The distance for me. All other attendees (minus one) had the breezy 2.5 hour drive up i-35, whereas I flew from Austin and had a connection in Houston with layovers as there weren't any direct flights from Austin to OKC. So my travel day ended up being about 7ish hours each way.
Pappasito's in the Houston Hobby airport has to-go margaritas, which will now be a reason I choose HOU for layovers.
Friday afternoon I uber'd from my office downtown to the airport to catch my flight into Oklahoma City. I had an hour and a half layover in Houston, so what better way to spend the time than sip a margarita while working? Again, Pappasito's margaritas have my vote!
After I arrived in OKC about 7pm, instead of calling an Uber, I called the first best thing, baby bro. Side note: My brothers made fun of me for attending the University of Oklahoma because it was so close to home and I went back home often. Well, guess what? Now they are BOTH doing the exact same thing.
I was the first one to arrive at our Airbnb besides Emily, her sister, and a friend that drove up earlier in the day. Night one consisted of making sure the house was decorated, a lingerie shower...
...and drinking wine like girls do.
On Saturday morning, we woke up and sat around the table talking, drinking coffee, and relaxing. This whole weekend was supposed to be a surprise for Emily. So while she knew where we were, she didn't know the details of what we were doing so we had to keep everything pretty low-key.
We got ready and took some pictures before heading out in our shirts for lunch and the scavenger hunt.
After we took some pictures, we drove into the city and ate at Bricktown Brewery in Bricktown. Boom Boom Shrimp, Dipping Trio, Avocado Fries, and Nachos.
I also got a Blueberry Mule. Wow, yes!
After eating, we walked around the city a bit. Here's a picture of us in front of the boardwalk in Bricktown.
And made our way to the start of the scavenger hunt. So, the scavenger hunt had us walking all through the city learning about the history of the city and then at random times it would pop up on our phones and give us a challenge.
It even had us going through the OKC Bombing Memorial. And I told Emily to get a picture. Nobody else was really on board with my request, but I mean, look how good this picture is!
After walking through the city and finishing up the scavenger hunt, we made our way back to the house to get ready for a night out on the town! Look at this bride-to-be ready to go out!!!
Our first stop was Ted's for dinner. Y'all. Chips, salsa, queso and sopapillas are free. Have I convinced you yet?!
After dinner, We started out at Michael Murphy's dueling piano bar...
...and ended our night at Dollhouse. And trust me, you don't need to see any pictures from there. LOL! We got a late start out with a later dinner reservation, so by this time we were tired, because #adultlife. We went back home to call it a night and listen to Em give a speech about each of us. It was special and I'm saving that for a personal memory. :)
My flight out was at 2:30 on Sunday. I grabbed coffee with a high school classmate/sorority sister/fellow OU alum friend before my Uber baby brother took me to the airport.
And that was our OKC weekend! All in all, if this is a good distance for you, I think it's a great spot for a Bachelorette weekend! Also, I'm absolutely posting pictures from her wedding day. It was everything you would have dreamt up for the perfect wedding day. Check it out!
Photography - Jen Symes Photography