Meers Burgers! To those iniated in this fine cuisine, one’s mind conjurs up some of the best burgers in the country. This is where my family and I dined yesterday, along with old friend Julie
and her three children. Meers Burgers is located in the Wichita Mountains, in Oklahoma and is housed in an old building where a mine used to reside. It’s quite an interesting place. Old, broken in a lot of places, with creaky floors and lots of really old documents on the walls that have the added dead scorpion for effect. It has the perfect atmosphere that says: “you wouldn’t eat here unless our burgers were really, really good!
Of course, they are really, really good. That’s why we drove the 90 minutes to get there and meet with Julie, and her children.
Afterwards, we went exploring the mountains i
n the comfort of our minivan! Ah, yes, the conveniences of modern-day travel. We drove to the museum, which consisted of stuffed dead animals, and stories of how those stuffed dead animals are now protected. Meaning, there will be no new additions to the museum of stuff dead animals. But alas, they needed those animals to show us how precious they are. And they are precious, especially to the delicate eco system found in the Wichita Mountains.
They also had a lot of displays of weeds. Apparently, two of the women in our group coveted some of these weeds for their own flower gardens because there was a huge discussion going on about these weeds with one of the museum curators. So the museum not only contained dead animals, but a lot of pictures of weeds that grow naturally on the plains.
After viewing the stuff dead animals, we went in search of live animals. And we found some. There were prairie dogs, turkeys, cows, and buffalo. I will have pictures of all these animals next week. But for now, just imagine prairie dogs, turkeys, cows, and buffalo. Although, it was really only one turkey.
Then we made the long, dangerous trip to the top of Mount Scott. Normally, such a hike would be treachorous, but they have made it convenient so that you can drive to the top. There, the view was spectacular, and so was the wind. Joey found this extremely amusing. As our hair was plastered back by the gusts of wind, he laughed. Which, made us laugh as well.
Overall, the trip was a lot of fun. It was nice to view the scenery and feel like tourists. Maybe next time, we can shed the convenience of our minivan, and actually go camping…
UPDATE: Pictures now posted at the Nap!