Ardmore was our home base and we set out each morning from there. On the first day, we went to Ada to handle some business with the Chickasaw Nation. This isn't as cryptic as it sounds. My dad needed new glasses and he gets them from the Nation. We went to the eye doctor and the pharmacy.
On the trip there, we paused to consult a map. This guy was no help:
Since this was a family trip, each member of the family had distinct activities they wanted to accomplish along the way. Longtime readers of this blog will not be surprised that my son wanted to photograph train crossings:
On the way back to our hotel, we drove through the Chickasaw National Recreation Area bordering Sulphur. It was a lovely place, but the 100+ temperature didn't make exploration very appealing. We did see some of the park residents, though:
On to Oklahoma Road Trip, Part 2 here.