Mt. Scott, Meers and Mamas

Mt. Scott is the highest point in Oklahoma. That is where I was today with friends. Everybody needs a break sometimes from regular life. Especially moms. It’s essential to our sanity. Even if it is something as simple as going for a hike and a burger.

I try to spend time with my other mom friends on a regular basis. Typically those get-togethers are interrupted by crying babies, fighting siblings, boys running through the living room brandishing light sabers…makes it difficult to hold a real conversation. Today I got to spend adult time with these beautiful women, uninterrupted. Oh, there was the occasional call to check up on sick kiddos but that is par for the course. There is no such thing as a true get-away. That’s just part of being a parent. It’s in the contract and it’s non-negotiable. What I’m saying is no one is an island unto themselves and we need to find and embrace a community of like minded women to stay afloat.

Burgers and fried food is also sometimes necessary. Don’t worry about the calories, just scarf ’em down. And that’s exactly what we did. Meer’s is a whole-in-the-wall restaurant in the middle of nowhere that people drive hours for. Their beef is lean and fresh and their ice cream is home made. We opted for the Seismic Meer’s Burger.  Two burgers fed 7 hungry mamas.  The Seismic is about the size of a dinner plate and is topped with cheese, relish, jalapenos, bacon, lettuce and tomatoes.  The sides we chose were fried green tomatoes, fried green beans, onion rings, cheese fries and fried okra.

It was a very brown lunch.

This is a typical Saturday at Meers…lots of people waiting to get at table. And when I say it’s in the middle of nowhere I    mean it. This dive is at a cross roads, no town to accompany it, nothin’.

We had just stuffed ourselves silly when the waitress asked if we wanted cobbler…what are you supposed to say? No? That’s ridiculous. You always answer “yes” when someone asks if you want peach cobbler and homemade ice cream. It’s just not polite to turn cobbler down.

Spring is not quite ready to make her debut but it was still beautiful.

There’s a lot more to Oklahoma than wind swept plains.

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