Norman Diaries

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What happens when you put six blogger babes together on a four day road trip to explore two of Oklahoma’s best cities? Well, you get lots of pictures, prolonged meals due to taking all of the dope pictures, fun adventures, funny stories, and a girls getaway series that will literally have you planning your trip to Oklahoma by the end of the last line.

Yes! We had so much fun and did so many new things that I just couldn’t do it justice in one blog post. I tried and failed and just figured it would be better this way. Drive Shop really hooked us up by providing the group with the two really nice Mazda’s, so the ride there was smooth and full of trap music playlists (thanks Jerrica) and snacks. I haven’t been a backseat driver to a road trip in a minute and was instantly reminded of my car sickness once we got out of the city limits (no I didn’t puke, but I was so nauseous) and just focused on resting up for what I was sure was going to be an action-packed weekend.

We were able to spend 24 hrs in Norman, Oklahoma and stayed in the Marriott Conference Center. I personally have never felt more welcomed and rarely am greeted with gifts when I go on trips so, I was super geeked to arrive in our hotel room with treats from Stefanie from the Visit Norman team (the socks were my fav). She had set us up with an evening out at HeyDay Entertainment. Picture this: bowling, food, games, and laser tag! I felt like a teenager again and this was the perfect setting for a little friendly competition and a chance to just let loose and breathe! Sometimes you do not know how much you need to just unplug. I had my best bowling game to date and, although my team did not win at the laser tag, I made it to the top scorer list.

The Marriott Convention Center Hotel is a fitness enthusiast’s dream. The amenities were amazing. I was able to enjoy shooting hoops with my girls, did a little Flex and Flow HIIT Yoga, and took in a little sun at the pool. The gym had pretty much any and everything you could think of and I can see why this would be a top stay for any athletic groups visiting Norman. There was a cheerleading competition that was going on which equals lots of sequins, makeup, and girls squealing...but as a former cheerleading coach, it was fun.

Stefanie of Visit Norman treated us to lunch at Volare and also set up a tour for us to take in the National Weather Center before we headed out to our next city. Volare was such a cute spot and the pizza combinations were so creative! My favorite would have to be the King Parma that had prosciutto on top! Even though I knew I couldn't possibly take in any more food, that didn’t stop me from trying because leaving Norman without trying Baked Bear would have been the worst decision ever!

I was super excited about the National Weather Center because I wanted to see the people that determine when we are issued a warning or a watch. I wish we would have had the opportunity to talk to them but hey there was literally like six people that are responsible for monitoring everything so I totally understood why they may have been a little busy.

There is no way that I will not be visiting Norman again! I mean, I feel like I missed out on so many other eateries and cool things that the city had to offer! Who knew what I though was just a small town could pack such a large punch when it comes to fun!

All images courtesy of my DFA Blogger Babes

I’ve partnered with VisitNorman VisitOKC to bring you this post. All opinions remain my own.

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