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Volunteering with Bixby Rotary's BBQ & Blues Festival and other fun

Saturday, the kids and I went to Port City Diner because my daughter’s name is Angel, and last time we were there our waitress was also named Angel. So, my daughter wanted pancakes and she wanted to go see her namesake waitress friend. Alas, she no longer works there. However, we were very hungry, and their food is great, so we stayed. Plus, they have a cool treasure chest that has fun toys for kids.

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The COVID precaution plastic still hanging in the background. They took it all down before we left.

Tulsa released the mask mandate Friday night at midnight. So, while we were there, they took down the COVID precautions, i.e., plastic dividers, putting tables back where they were before, etc. My kids and I were enjoying our food and company of the staff at Port City Diner when I noticed them taking things down. It was a moment that crept on me as it did March of 2020. The virus crept in and can’t creep out fast enough. However, what a wonderful sight to watch the restaurant open back up and a symbol of hopefully a much better year.

Have you seen any signs of our “new normal”? I’d love to hear them. Please email me at the link above.

Bixby BBQ and Blues Festival

My son and I were at Bixby BBQ and Blues Festival Friday night. Plus, I did my Tulsa Rocks Facebook Friday Live show at 8:00 p.m. The festival also runs Saturday, May 8. They have a huge kids zone, BBQ and lots of awesome live blues music! It’s the largest fundraiser for the Bixby Rotary, who could really use your help since last year was cancelled and the year before was basically rained out. The Rotary is also the non-profit I chose to work with this week so I encourage you to help them out anyway you can. They still need volunteers!

Here’s the link and a video:

Some things the kids and I did this past week:

Cool Cars

The 57th Annual Darryl Starbird National Rod and Custom Car Show was another sign of the return to “new normal.” The event is usually held in February. However, it was postponed this year till this month. Wow! I have been to this event every year for decades and it still surprises me with all the immaculately cared for classic cars and futuristic designs. The “hooning”with burnouts, donuts, flamethrowers, a giant robot transformer car and a hop contest where cars front ends bounce so high, they are able to stand straight up on their bumper! Here are some pictures:

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Weston Horn and the Hush is a band you must go see! I’ve always been a fan of horn sections in music, whether it’s a jazz orchestra like Duke Ellington, Ska music like Reel Big Fish, or one of my favorites: Huey Lewis and the News. And Weston Horn and the Hush has it all: fun dance music, hella-talented musicians and funny banter in between songs. The setting was a gorgeous spring evening in downtown Owasso at the Gathering on Main. Here’s the video:

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Bonus picture: The kids did lots of chores on Saturday, so I treated them to ice cream at Braums and ran into some local heroes.

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