What's Left of the New World
Norman's historical district lies along East Main Street where the traffic begins to flow one-way. Now reduced to roughly three blocks in succession along the main drag, these historical facades have been essentially preserved, thanks in part to a revitalized interest and investment from an ever-conscious community. Though not comparable in any aspect to the historical district in Guthrie, you can still walk along these old blocks, look up the street at uniform facades, and if you can mentally block out the modern signs and the parked cars, you can visually transport yourself back to the 1890s when Norman was born.
OU's Dog Fountain
If you happen to be travelling with a canine friend, you should take a walk through OU's campus. If you go on the path behind the library you will find OU's dog fountain. It was funded by the Borens in memory of their dog and is made for both short and large dogs to get a drink. My cocker spaniel gets hot in the summer so we often walk through here.
HOME OF THE SOONERS
ALTHOUGH WE ARE NEBRASKA HUSKER FANS, WE HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR THE OKLAHOMA SOONERS, and we think in most cases the feeling is mutual. Games between these schools have been some of the greatest in NCAA history.
So we enjoy visiting the OU campus. Once we even stood in a crowd of Sooner fans watching the filming of "ESPN Game Day" before a game. Lots of fun.
The OU campus is beautiful, and we always enjoy our visit there.
OF COURSE THERE ARE many churches available for the visitor. We passed this elegant cathedral on our way to the campus.
OK ITS NOT ALWAYS THIS BAD. We were there during an ice storm, and this is what Interstate 35 was like. It gave us time to stop and smell the daisies, except that the daisies were frozen.