Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Oklahoma Travel

Arcadian Inn, Edmond, Oklahoma
I mentioned the Arcadian in my last blog as one of my favorite B and Bs in Oklahoma. Since it's right here in town, I don't visit often but I know I can count on owner/innkeeper Martha Hall.

I'm doing a food column for the Edmond Sun on B and B recipes so I called Martha and asked if I could come take some pictures and get one of her recipes. She had guests coming and she said she'd ask them if they minded.

I showed up at the specified 9:30 this morning to find that they did! Seems one of the party had been to the inn before -- with another partner -- and was feeling camera shy.

Martha hadn't called to cancel the photos -- she simply fixed an entire extra breakfast for me to photograph! That's typical of the hospitality people can expect at the Arcadian Inn.

And the breakfast was superb. Of course, I sampled it -- strictly in the line of duty.

I'll include photos in the next blog -- after I figure out how to do it!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Oklahoma Travel

In answer to a question about b and bs in Oklahoma -- here are a few of my favorites:

Arcadian Inn, Edmond -- Charming Victorian, fab food and walking distance from a lovely downtown with lots of public art and interesting boutiques.

Aaron's Gate, Guthrie -- Owned by the Halls who own the Arcadian, this one is a clutch of cottages in the woods. Really away from it all, each cottage has many amenities and a ready-to-do-it-yourself breakfast so you can sleep in as long as you want.

Montford Inn, Norman -- a Select Registry property, that says it all. Great accommodations, afternoon lemonade and cookies, great breakfast and a fun college town.

Inn at Price Tower, Bartlesville -- fulfill a fantasy in a Frank Lloyd Wright skyscraper.

Stardust Inn, Medicine Park -- I love this funky little town, the big porch at the Inn, the beautiful Indian art and its proximity to the Wichita Wildlife Refuge. And there's a new winery in the vicinity.

I'd love to hear about your favorites, too.

Sunday, July 02, 2006


I hope by now you've checked out my website, read my bio and looked at some of my photos. I'm going to try to make it more useful with this blog -- add quick up-dates, travel tidbits and, in this case, make some corrections. Unfortunately, there's occasionally a slip-up somewhere in the ether between what I write and what actually gets printed. I try as hard as I can to be accurate -- and I know my editors do, too. I'll take responsibility for anything I get wrong but, oh, do I hate it when a mistake I didn't make gets in. So, for local Okies who are AAA members, the article on food in central Oklahoma has a picture of an attractive couple in front of their restaurant. They're Leticia and Mario Hernanez and that's the Adobe Grill -- not KhaZana, a very nice, but not pictured, Indian restaurant! For Okies and anyone else who gets AAA Home and Away, in the article on Oklahoma City -- the Oklahoma Trails are not open yet and the Great EscAPE does not have a rainforest with waterfalls. Other than that, I think we're on target. If you don't get the magazine and would like to see the Oklahoma City article, click www.homeandawaymagazine.com/Index_capitol_weekend_ok_city.cfm.
If you try to type this in, put underlines where the spaces are.

Saturday, July 01, 2006


Dear Friends,

I am creating this blog to share my comments about traveling in Oklahoma, although I welcome comments about visiting other sites as well.

I write a travel in Oklahoma column for the Edmond Sun, a daily newspaper in Edmond, OK.

Elaine Warner

Please visit my web site at www.okietravel.com