TUL to STL: Spring Break 2015

IMG_1093For the past two years I have listened to one of my best friends go on and on about how absolutely amazing St. Louis is. As a proud Tulsa native, I have consistently argued that my town, despite its smaller size, is much better. To settle our ongoing debate, we decided to spend our Spring Break in St. Louis so I could experience her hometown in person.

As soon as classes ended on Friday, three of my good friends and I packed up a car and kicked off our Spring Break adventure. We carefully planned out our trip to make sure that we saw the best St. Louis has to offer.

The six days we spent in St. Louis were jam packed with trips to all of the major attractions.

IMG_1074We spent our first night in the beautiful Fox Theater seeing one of my favorite shows, Phantom of the Opera. On one sunny afternoon we went to the St. Louis Zoo and walked through Forest Park.

We also stopped by a lot of really interesting historical sites and museums, including the Old Courthouse where the Dred Scott decision was made. Finally, we couldn’t end our trip in St. Louis without going into the Arch. Although the ride up to the top of the arch was terrifying, the view at the end made it all worth it.


Although there was plenty to see in the city, we also spent a good amount of time at my friend’s house watching movies and cheering on our basketball team.

TU has a very large population of students from St. Louis, and they are very expressive about how much they love their city. It was nice to get the chance to see where they are from and experience it with my best friends.


Although the trip to St. Louis was a fun change of scenery, I am very happy to be back home in Tulsa to finish out the semester. Let the countdown to summer begin!


Spring Break in China!


Downtown Shanghai at night from the riverfront Bund.

Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Kyle R., a junior accounting and economics double major from Leawood, KS.

Ni hao! While some people took Spring Break as a time to go to the beach, visit family, or work ahead on homework (okay, it’s highly unlikely BUT you never know!), I traveled with my International Business class to China, the land of rich history, culture, and growing business opportunities. Continue reading

Spring Break!

I couldn’t go home for Spring Break this year because I had rowing practice.  It was great to be rowing because in the beginning of the week the weather was really nice, and I just enjoyed being out on the water!  However, the best part of the break for me was being able to see my parents! I am very close to my parents and not being able to see them in nearly two months has been hard because last semester I somehow managed to see them every month.  Anyway, they came to visit me at the end of spring break!  We had so much fun because we got to explore Tulsa.  

We went to the Gilcrease Museum, and to some of the restaurants that I had heard had amazing food, and went shopping! In case you were wondering some of the best places to eat are: McNellie’s, Mod’s, The Coffee House on Cherry Street (as I have said before), Tally’s, Elote Cafe, The Brook, and The Phoenix.  Although we only went to McNellie’s and Elote Cafe while my parents were here, I would recommend all of them!  There is a lot of great food in Tulsa.

The Gilcrease was really cool too because students get in free, and it is always fun to look at new exhibits.  It is slightly different from the Art Museum in St. Louis (where I’m from) because the Gilcrease has more art and artifacts from the American West.  I also had fun shopping at the mall, but my mom said that her favorite place to shop is still Utica Square (which is really convenient because it is so close to campus).  I really enjoyed having my parents here, and I look forward to seeing them again. :)20130324_123242