Over the weekend, I had the privilege of traveling to Tulsa, Oklahoma in order to attend a volunteer event. This was a volunteer led event for Operation Christmas Child volunteers in the area. The event went great. I always really enjoy interacting with Operation Christmas Child volunteers and staff. I also got to experience Tulsa for the very first time…..
The hotel was a shot in the dark, I picked one of the lowest priced hotels in the area, and I won (this time). It was a Fairfield Inn just outside of downtown Tulsa. The neighborhood was interesting. Right outside of the hotel were all these restaurants and cafes, one block away, abandoned warehouses and bail bondsmen. Seeing bail bondsmen is never a good sign.
I went to this place for lunch, since they advertised themselves as a Caribbean Restaurant, and I am Caribbean. I ordered their Cuban sandwich. I was kind of disappointed.
I know I can’t expect it to live up to real Cuban sandwiches made by old Cubanos and Cubanas in Miami, but still, I was disappointed.
I went to Chimera for coffee and to get some work done in the evening. It was awesome.
That’s a picture of pour over coffee from Burundi. Everyone was nice, great atmosphere, free wifi, 2 minutes walking from my hotel, and reasonably priced. I went back a couple more times throughout the weekend. I would fly to Tulsa just to hang out here and drink coffee all day.
Unfortunately, their food looked too good to take a picture of. I couldn’t stop myself from woofing it down! This is a Vietnamese food truck run by some young American guys with long beards. Apparently they park in the same spot every day. There are no tables. you get your food to go or eat it standing up. They do take credit cards and you should expect to wait in line. Kind of pricey but the food was delicious.
I had the Kung Pao sandwich and Kimchi fries with candied bacon.
The Airport in Tulsa is surprisingly good. I don’t mean that in a bad way but I never know what to expect when I travel in and out of smaller airports. Really easy to get in and out of. Plenty of seats available. Plenty of couches and lounge chairs available. Free wifi. I saw a couple restaurants, although I didn’t eat there. And PLENTY of places to plug and and recharge your electronic devices. Best of all, there are 2 Starbucks locations, one outside of security and one inside.
2 weird things.
1. There’s a random massage place that gives you massages in regular plastic chairs. No I didn’t try them out.
2. To get from your gate to the rental car area, you’ll have to walk ALOT. I didn’t mind it but it can be troublesome for some people.
I would love to hear about any experiences you’ve had in Tulsa!