Lets Go for a Run

Lace up your shoes and lets go for a noontime run around downtown Tulsa. I brought along a recyclable film camera to document.

First up, …


a Penguin? Yep, a penguin, in the lobby of the building housing my health club, that was part of a Tulsa Zoo fund raiser years ago. I like penguins but I have had nightmares about this one.

Here is a more manly sculpture in the same building.


Tulsa is the Oil Capital of the World, just so you now. At least it used to be.

Now on past the biggest retail establishment downtown.


Sadly it is our downtown porno outlet. Downtown Tulsa used to be teeming with all sorts of retail establishments. At least the owners keep the exterior nice and the building maintained.


I have no idea what this is about. It has lots of smashed aluminum cans in it. Maybe the commission required so much recycled content. I don’t know.


I love Centennial Park just outside of downtown. I try and make a loop through it on all my runs. There are about five geocaches in and around the park. I have found them all but I’ll tag along if you want to look for them.


This is the office building for our Mayor’s oil and gas production company (Mayor Dewey Bartlett’s family owns Keener Oil and Gas Company). You can see just on top of the building a solar panel. Tell me solar energy is a bad deal when oil and gas companies are taking advantage of it.



We are on the home stretch now. We pass the iconic Boston Avenue Methodist Church built in the 1920’s. It is beautiful inside and out.


You have heard of Tulsa’s giant Praying Hands? What about our giant Rabbit Ear TV Antennas?


Self portrait, look at that gut. It would give me at huge advantage in a close race at the finishing line. Of course they would have to lower the ribbon down from chest level for me to take advantage of it.

11 thoughts on “Lets Go for a Run

  1. Pagan Sphinx

    Haha. 😀

    That’s no gut at all. You’re a skinny-marink!

    I like that rusty can thang. The penguin is harmless but could be really annoying in a dream. I like the rabbit ears best. Maybe they pick up extraordinary things yet to be revealed.

    Film camera? How do you get the pics so quickly onto the net? It takes me months to get around to using the scanner. I have a pile of photos waiting to be scanned right now.

  2. Sylvia K

    You do make a fun start for my day! Love a laugh on a cold Monday morning! But at least we have sun — for one more day anyway. Great pics of your run around town! That penguin could provoke a nightmare or two!! I wouldn’t worry about the “gut” if I were you, just use it to win close races, you’re in great shape and your brain functions which is more than I can say for a lot of people these days! Hope your week is off to a great start.


  3. Barb

    Hi Yogi, I sure enjoyed running with you (while sipping a cup off tea…) Glad you didn’t incriminate the person at the porno store by getting a good photo of the pickup! I like the cityscape and bridge shot a lot.

  4. Impulsive Addict

    LOVE the pics but my fav is the self portrait. I can promise you that most girls would NEVER post one that shows our gut sticking out a wee little bit. We would suck way in and re-take.

    Have a great week~

  5. GW Bill Miller

    Thanks for the runner’s eye view of downtown. The skyline behind Centennial Park is beautiful. Don’t worry about your gut, and no, those shorts don’t make your butt look big.

  6. SandyCarlson

    What gut? Yeesh.

    You cover some ground when you cover some ground. That Methodist Church is like nothing Methodist around here. Here we’ll have three small ones on four corners because getting along is such a challenge…

    That penguin will have me up tonight, I am sure….

  7. Zhu

    Now I’m imagining the penguin going to the adult store! 😀

    Seriously, I never would have guessed it was an adult store. The ones in Paris are much more explicit outside!

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