What sparked my desire to finally stop at the whale? The kid. In January, she and I took our own little road trip to a storage facility in Claremore to pick up the most epic Craigslist haul ever (hello amazing bedroom set - more on that in the future!) and we passed the whale. Driving past that was by far the highlight of the day for Rio. We had to return. And return we finally did.
After some turtle watching, picture taking, whale climbing, and memory making, we packed back up in the car and continued driving northeast, without a destination in mind. Claremore is just around the corner from Catoosa so when we arrived there, we did some quick Googling and decided we'd visit the Will Rogers Museum. Honestly, I initially wasn't that jazzed about visiting the museum, especially when I learned it wasn't free for adults but I quickly changed my tune once we started checking things out.