Monday, October 03, 2005

in which Oklahoma City has a regatta

Did you know Oklahoma City has a regatta?

Husband and I spent a pleasant afternoon on the bank of the Oklahoma River, just south of downtown, watching the races. Note to self: the title song from the musical "Oklahoma" apparently must be played at local sporting events. In any event, the wind was certainly sweeping down the plain.

We had trouble finding the way to the regatta itself, so we took a preliminary detour to the Land Run Memorial south of Bricktown. I really like how some of the statues interact with the canal (click to enlarge).

You know you've spent too much time in the institutional church when the announcer kept stating the crews coming under the Byers Bridge, and we kept thinking he was talking about the Myers Briggs (personality test required for all ordinands). We really, really need to get out more. (No affiliation with SMU, by the way).

We had a nice conversation with someone who had participated in the corporate sponsors' races earlier in the day, and was a newbie rower. The first thing you have to learn is how to get into the boat. And, each one of those rowing shells (is that the right word?) costs $25,000. However, I had trouble getting a good shot of the boats so you'll have to settle for this nice shot of the aforementioned Byers Bridge and the lanes approaching the finish.


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