In the aviation community, when you need an excuse to fly, much of the time you pick a place to fly for lunch. It became known as the “hundred dollar hamburger,” since with the cost of fuel, such a trip seemed to cost a hundred dollars. A similar tradition applies to motorcyclists when they need an excuse to ride.
My wife Abby and I thought it would be a nice visit of a similar nature to a place where I spent so much of my recreational time in the last 40 years, the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.
Our first stop was Meers Store and Restaurant, where Abby was eager to try their world famous Meersburger. She ended up getting the quarter pound hamburger, while I got an order of fried green tomatoes. Everything was great.
Some other stops on our quick tour of these ancient mountains in southwest Oklahoma…
Roadside stop to photograph a longhorn steer
Quanah Parker Lake Dam
Prairie Dog Town
Roadside stop to photograph bison
Mount Scott, the popular area high point
By dinnertime we were back home in Ada, where we had ice cream for dinner. In the end, it was one of those lovely days with my wife. With so many fun things to do and see in the Wichitas, Abby and I hope to return soon.