We are back in Utah finally after 1 month traveling across the country, visiting some of favorite places and people! I still have so much to share with you from the trip that I thought we could just travel back in time together since I wasn’t able to post as much as I would have liked while we were traveing. After Lubbock we made a quick stop in Norman, OK, where I went to college.
Though we daily ‘reside’ in Norman, becasue this is the name we’ve given every house since I’ve moved away from the city, I’ve only actually been back three times since college. One visit for one of my best friend’s weddings and the other two for small concerts that we set up for Josh as excuses to go back to this favorited spot. This trip we were able to see a few close friends and celebrate an engagement of one of my best friends, plus Josh played a concert in a room at the stadium.
Why do I love Norman? It is the essence of a College Town. A little over 90,000 live there yet their stadium holds over 90,000 and is sold out for every game. School pride beaming from everyone and spashes of crimson on every street corner. Cute cozy diners and independant cafes, a lively campus corner with shops, bars, restaurants, and OU memorbilia shops. What more could you ask for?
We were only in town a little over 1 day so, we didn’t get to do much but we did find time to squeeze in a visit to a few of my favorite eating establishments:
Rusty’s Frozen Custard
Rich creamy custard with tons of mix in choices. In my opinion, I’ve yet to find a better custard shop. I ordered my trusted favorite: vanilla with coffee flavor and rice crispies.
A fun sandwich shop on old Main Street offering bread bowl soups and amazing sandwiches. Can’t ever have enough of their broccoli cheddar soup and their Shelly’s Special sandwich with thin sliced white turkey breast, avocado slices, cream cheese, alfalfa sprouts on a toasted croissant.
Absolutely the best chicken sandwich of your life on fresh foccacia with pesto mayo. They also have amazing caesar salad, tomato soup, and sugar cookies.
The feeling of Europe right near campus corner with some of the best beer and pizza in town.
Some other local spots worth visiting that we didn’t have time for: Victoria’s Pasta Shop, a cute cafe on campus corner with housemade pasta to die for. The Diner, a traditional style diner on Main Street with my favorite blueberry pancakes. Hideaway Pizza, an Oklahoma favorite that’s always busy. The Mont, where everyone celebrates their 21st birthday and the place for great chips and salsa.
While we were there we also walked around campus. If you’re ever around Norman you must see campus and drive around all of the Greek row of Sorority and Franternity mansions. Also, don’t leave with out visiting the Library Great Room and the Union Ballroom- two beautiful spots on campus. And I can’t forget to mention Shoetopia, my favorite store on campus corner with lots and lots of adorable shoes.