Tulsa just built a brand new baseball park for our minor league team the Tulsa Drillers. It's right in the middle of downtown near our new arena, the BOK Center. My husband works in one of the skyscrapers in downtown Tulsa, which means he gets to sit on the 28th floor and watch the daytime baseball games. Lucky guy!!!
Great view of downtown Tulsa from the ballfield
BOK Center - the spot for all the great concerts...we recently saw the Black-Eyed Peas and Ludacris there. It was the best concert ever!
Tulsa also has some great neighborhoods. The older neighborhoods have so much charm and character. This house is in the Brookside area.
One of the most beautiful places in Tulsa is Southern Hills Country Club. It's where the PGA Golf Championships have been held and is the club with the most elite membership in Tulsa. This is "old money" Tulsa, as people in town would say. A lot of oil families belong to this private country club. Tulsa is full of multi-generational families that made their fortunes in the oil business.
I was on my high school golf team and would volunteer every year at the Fore Tulsa golf tournament at Southern Hills. I was the name placket carrier and loved every second of it. First of all, because I was able to walk a historic golf course, and second, because I was able to meet tons of famous golfers. That was heaven to me!!! (This is BT people....as in Before Tiger time) This is a very old money type of golf course. I can only imagine what the older male members think when people yell after Tiger tees off,
"It's in the hole!"
It makes me cringe. I can't imagine what the 80 and 90 year olds think!!! HA!
And, for the record, I'm completely ashamed of Tiger Woods and not a fan anymore. He makes me sick. (Just had to put that disclaimer in.)
The best place to walk around and window shop in Tulsa is Utica Square, an outdoor shopping center with the best stores, Banana Republic, Saks Fifth Avenue, Coach, Miss Jacksons and restaurants with outdoor seating when the weather is nice.
Utica Square is also one of the premier places to live in Tulsa. Many, many mansions were built in this area. Roy Clark has a mansion just a few miles from the shopping center.
This is a new building in the Utica Square area. I think it's luxury apartments and an office building. It's really pretty in person.
The only downfall of growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma is tornado season. This is a picture of what happens when a tornado (this one from 3 weeks ago) hits a convenience store. Scary stuff.