ADVENTURES IN OUR AMERICAN DREAM travel blog

Our first cache in Oklahoma City ;-)

Our second one

Views of Oklahoma City

Another view

Memorial

Memorial

Memorial

Memorial

Some of the chairs

Memorial

Memorial

 

Memorial

More chairs

Chairs

 

Wall with names

Part of the old building

Eagle cache near the memorial, I had to hold my gps in...

View from the Eagle cache

Views Oklahoma City

View

Cache overlooking the memorial called "Jesus Wept".

Our last stop of the day :-)

Twin Fountains RV Park

Last one!


We are making the best of our short time to visit Oklahoma City. They are predicting a mix of snow/rain this weekend, so we are heading out in the morning. We did manage to get in 4 geocaches and a visit to the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

This is a very moving memorial to those who were killed on April 19, 1995. They were killed when Timothy McVeigh detonated a bomb in front of the Alfred Murrah Office Building. The building housed offices for several government agencies and a day care facility for their children. The bomb exploded at 9:02 a.m. and the outdoor memorial features two walls at the ends of a reflecting pool. The walls are labeled 9:01 and 9:03, enclosing the tragic moment. In several photos I am adding, you will see 168 chairs, one for each victim including smaller ones for the children.

One of the geocaches near the memorial was a statue called "Jesus Weeping". Another one was of a huge coin with an eagle. The view of the memorial from there was awesome. It is a very sad memorial to visit and our heart goes out to all the victims and their families. More later from somewhere in Arkansas.

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