OKC: A Working Staycation

It's been over a week since I've posted anything to the blog. Last Tuesday I headed down to OKC with colleagues for a 5 day conference. It's only a 1.5 hour drive from Tulsa. Our organization was exhibiting a booth and I was there to network with the conference attendees on behalf of our company. I was happy to go....one...to get out of the office and two...because I knew I'd get to see friends and colleagues from CA and three...I knew that J would join me later in the week for some R&R.

It was a good time, even though my feet were aching at the end of each 12 hour day in the convention center. We had some lovely meals in Bricktown including Nonna's and Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse. Both had good food, a nice atmosphere and fine service. We arrived at Nonna's with no reservations and still managed to get our own private dining room for 6. It felt quite special and allowed us to sit and visit for 4 hours while dining. The weather was divine! 20-25 degrees above normal for this time of year! It allowed us to walk everywhere and enjoy the pending arrival of Spring.

On Saturday, we checked out of the Sheraton and into the luxe Skirvin Hotel. Raising the bar of luxury even higher, we jumped into the fluffy, white terry robes and ordered room service for dinner. We dined in bed and enjoyed the privacy of our corner room. We slept in and managed to miss the earthquake that hit town at 8:06 a.m. Earthquakes?!? I had no idea they hit Oklahoma. I thought we only had to worry about thunder, lightening, floods and tornadoes. We enjoyed their breakfast buffet with two friends, dropped them off at the airport and headed back to Tulsa. To finish off the weekend we dined at Mahogany Prime Steakhouse where we had the trio dinner for two: filet mignon, lobster tail, king crab legs with burgundy mushrooms and fresh asparagus. The mixed berries with almond-walnut tuille and vanilla creme was awesome! We also found a new wine with which we have fallen in love: Rutherford Hill Merlot. Yummy! Tomorrow? Back on the wagon of grapefruit and egg whites! What a wonderful week of good food and good friends and most of all some well-deserved downtime with my honey.


Jill of All Trades said...

Glad you're back and had a good time.