Last night we had our going away party for family and friends. The VFW at 6th and Peoria served as a perfect venue for the Baron to play and our friends to gather and enjoy themselves. The drinks were strong (I can personally attest to this) and the times were merry.
We had a great turnout! Our notifications now go out to forty people and we got some wonderful comments in our guestbook and from an unexpected place: a banner. Back at AT&T (Cingular) I was in charge of a tech support training program for about a year and a half called Troubleshooting University. It’s my favorite thing I ever did at that company. Well, the old banner was hanging around (not literally) somewhere and a ton of people signed it and gave it to me at the party! It’s awesome! When I have a house again someday I’ll hang it up for permanent display.
It really was great to see so many people out and having a good time. The Baron sounded good as always and Christian’s acoustic sets helped provide some mellow breaktimes for talk. Thank you both for being a part of a special night. I posted a few picture on Flickr (once I started drinking, the camera didn’t come out as often) so check ’em out.
After the party, some of us adjourned to IHOP and good times continued there. I am happy to say that for the FIRST TIME I got drunk enough to have an amazing time but didn’t get sick. I got close! But this wasn’t a repeat of New Years. Either time.
Anyway, thanks again and I can’t wait for you all to experience this journey with us.
Rhys Martin was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1981. In 2009, he sold everything he owned and left the country, living out of a backpack for ten months. He discovered a passion for photography while traveling throughout Southeast Asia and Europe.
After returning home, he looked at his home town and Oklahoma heritage with fresh eyes. When he began to explore his home state, Rhys turned his attention to historic Route 66. As he became familiar with the iconic highway, he began to truly appreciate Oklahoma’s place along the Mother Road. He has traveled all 2,400 miles of Route 66, from Chicago to Los Angeles. He has also driven many miles on rural Oklahoma highways to explore the fading Main Streets of our small towns. Rhys has a desire to find and share the unique qualities of the Sooner State with the rest of the world.
Cloudless Lens Photography has been featured in several publications including This Land, Route 66 Magazine, Nimrod Journal, Inbound Asia Magazine, The Oklahoman, and the Tulsa World. In 2018 he published his first book, Lost Restaurants of Tulsa.
Rhys loves to connect with people and share his experiences; ask him about enjoyable day trips from Tulsa, locations along Route 66, and good diners or burger joints along the way.
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I had a great time, you guys will be missed! I posted some pictures on myspace but still waiting for Angela’s pics from the party! We love you guys!