We found it despite there being absolutely no signs guiding us there. It is still inspirational, despite the fact the reflecting pool was shut down for some repairs. I was also surprised to find that the National Park Service has relinquished the control to Oklahoma. It is now a private enterprise, so Don doesn’t get a stamp from here.
Unfortunately the reflecting pool was down for some repairs.
|View Of OKC Memorial|
This Wall Is At One End Of Reflecting Pool
|Stylized Chairs Representing Each Victim|
With Names Etched On Glass Base
Large Chairs For Adults, Small Chairs For Children
Columns Of Chairs Represent The Floor Victims Were On
Rows Of Chairs Arranged Alphabetically
|Corner Of Original Building Left Standing|
|View Of Reflecting Pool (Currently Under Repair)|
|Personal Items On One of Many Fence Sections At OKC Memorial|
We headed out for Ft Smith AR. The heat was already unbearable. We decided to stop at Clarksville, AR, for the night.
They had a pool and we enjoyed it for several hours. Our plans are to head out by 6:00 AM tomorrow and get an early start, beat the heat and stop early. One has to plan for the weather as we had done in Alaska. At this point, I can see us only swooping up the interstate to home. It may be two more days and I believe we are both anxious to call this trip complete.
I will load all the reports to the blog, add the pictures, and update accordingly.
The last report will summarize the trip and add some opinions of the adventures.