Friday, March 5, 2010

First leg of the journey

Tampa, Florida to Guthrie, Oklahoma
Guthrie, Oklahoma is a very cool place, it became a town of 10,000 people overnight in the land run of 1889.

Wonderful 19th and early 20th century architecture.

Guthrie was the territorial capital and the first state capital of Oklahoma.

Guthrie, Oklahoma has the largest historic district in the United States.

If you ever go to Guthrie make sure to take the trolley tour, you get the scoop on some of the interesting prior inhabitants here.

The Pollard Theater boasts a year-round resident theater company. Very enjoyable experience.

Guthrie also has one of the largest masonic centers, it is home to the great Temple of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.

It is a grand building. They do have tours but I have not had the opportunity to engage in any.

Guthrie, Oklahoma is also home to ... my house. Now you may have thought I don't have a "permanent address" down here but I do.

We moved to Guthrie from Sumner, Washington because Oklahoma has 2 schools of pharmacy (for Big Kahuna) and 2 colleges Steve was interested in. Big Kahuna decided not to pursue pharmacy school after all, but Steve is attending college at a very fine school there.

Our house was built in 1909.

My former office.

The plan had been to sell the house and Big Kahuna move to Minot but plans changed and for the moment Big Kahuna and Steve are here in Guthrie.

Stairway from the front door.

Hallway upstairs. There are 4 total bedrooms upstairs.

Other direction.

At one time we thought one of my daughters and her family would be living next door, so this would have been Little Companion's room when staying with us. Alas, plans change.

Steve's room.

The color choice was his. Thanks for letting me show your room, Steve!

Bathroom with original clawfoot tub.

Since the plan now is for Big Kahuna to stay in Guthrie doing what he enjoys work-wise, all the big furniture was moved back in and all the rest of the gear stowed here until plans are firmed up for after Alaska. We arrived in Guthrie late Wednesday night and were on the plane for Alaska Saturday morning. No time to visit with dear friends in Oklahoma, hope to be able to do so upon our return.


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a lovely house. Thanks for the tour.


Vicki said...

Hi, Valerie,
Guthrie looks like a very interesting town. Do they have a lot of antique stores? Your home is gorgeous. I don't blame you for wanting to hold on to it. Have fun in Alaska! Vicki

Candace said...

Looks like a wonderful town and a beautiful house. What a nice place to rest up for the next leg of your journey.