Sunday, April 10, 2011
4-9-11 Saturday Ride to Jenks and Pawnee
The Aquarium was very nice. The hands on exhibits were very interesting. You could pet a starfish, or feed a turtle, or touch a crab... They have a very nice set up. Lots of interesting fish. The sharks were wonderful. Loved the tunnel to get up close and
The pack of Moles head out to find Pawnee, OK...but first we have to get out of Tulsa. Find that a bit trying to say the least. Steve & Jennifer are leading and we miss an exit to go towards Pawnee. I try to tell them over the cb, and to say the least, our cb's SUCK!!! No one can hear me. It is so crazy. Never had this problem with Pearl. Of course, Harley tells us, ours is fine, but don't understand why we can't communicate with the other bikes. Very agravating to say the least. One thing about T town, it is layed out in a circle, so you know you will eventually come back to the point again. Sure enough we found another exit to head north. We are challenged again when we take 11E instead of 11W. Since our radios won't work, Chuck rides up to Steve to let him know we are going the wrong direction. We turn around again, and off we go, and this time without a hitch. I know that Steve was just showing us around Tulsa, but I was starting to get hungry...LOL. You know this is the stuff that makes the rides we do fun. Going north was great...too bad it didn't last longer. We turn west and oh my gosh, the wind is terrible. I have to say that as we rode thru Skiatook, I have never seen so many churches in one town. If there was an empty building, it was a church. Man, those people must really be needing to be saved alot...We reach Homony, and turn back towards the south. Pit stop was made in Cleveland, OK. As we pull out we notice a really large fire off to the east. Man, with the wind blowing like this, that is not a good sign.
We get to Pawnee about 5pm. We walk in to Click's and the hostess ask if we had a reservation....well, NO....LOL...we had no idea what time we would get there, and had not idea we needed one. Heck, we are in Pawnee America. Have to say the hostess needed to work on her people skills, as she had none. She didn't smile...told us she didn't have a table to seat 8, and we would have to split up. Well, alrighty then. So she puts us at these two tables right in the front of the restaurant. Each table will seat 6, so we are all friends, and see no problem with scrunching in and all sitting together. Well, our hostess with the mostess wasn't really happy about that. Oh well, she will just have to deal with it. Very nice waiter took care of us. As we are figuring out what to eat, I spy the pies in the frig.... MMMM....looks like another place for a pie run. But if "smiley" is going to be there, we need to make a reservation. The salad bar was awesome, and the food was very good too. But the pie was still looming over us. Had to have a piece of that pie. Chuck says the pies look like something we just was at the aquarium. I think he is right. Jennifer and Steve shared a piece of chocolate, and said it was great. Chuck and I shared a coconut cream. It was good, but not as good as the one we had last week at the bat cave. The crust was better, but the filling wasn't. (Oh my, we are now becoming pie critics) As we leave, the hostess actually smiled at me, and said to come back....Really!!!! she wants us to come back. I can't believe it.