Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

On a road trip through northwestern Arkansas several years ago my husband and I passed by something that didn’t make much sense to us. We were going about 50 mph, so it wasn’t extremely fast but it was something we only caught a quick glimpse of. We couldn’t wrap our minds around what we thought we had seen so much that it caused us to decide to turn around and go back. Yes, what we thought we had seen was indeed what we had seen……motorcycles…..hanging from a tree.

Bavarian Potato Soup

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8 cups water

5 large potatoes

3 large carrots

½ cup diced onions

1 beef bouillon cube

Salt and pepper to taste

Peel potatoes and carrots, cut into large chunks.  Put water, potato, carrot, bouillon cube and onion in pot and bring to boil. Turn down to simmer and cook for about 20 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are soft. Put all through food mill or press through ricer. Season with salt and pepper to taste. It’s an option to sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley after soup is ladeled into bowls.

Oklahoma City Bricktown Buffalo

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While Bricktown in Oklahoma City is not off the beaten path, the painted Buffalo may be Bricktown’s almost hidden gem.

At 32 East Main Street, at the entrance to Bricktown in Oklahoma City, you will find the OK Corrall. What was once a vacant lot is now the place where you can find a small herd of painted buffalo. They were part of a 2007 Centennial Project and originally were spread around the downtown area. The buffalo and lunch in Bricktown is very much worth the road trip. Bricktown has many good restaurants and there is even a Bricktown Water Taxi that meanders thru Bricktown on what I think is a man made canal.

The painted Buffalo are in the upper left part of the map in the following link, at the intersection of Main Street and the railroad tracks. It’s just too bad they are not marked on the map, but I wanted to include this map because of the restaurant guide.

http://bricktownokc.com/index.php?map

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