Hugo, Oklahoma is my kind of town. It’s the winter home of several circuses and has elephants- real and statues- everywhere! My good friend MJ was my host for the day and since we taught side by side for four years, she knew just where I wanted to go. We had lunch and then visited the circus section of the cemetery, the elephant sanctuary, and the Frisco Depot museum. Fabulous friend, fantastic food, famous dead people, and a live elephant! It doesn’t get any better than that! Lol
I also got a chance to visit with MJ’s sweet daughter-in-law and two granddaughters. One of them was in my kindergarten class years ago. Always nice to keep up with former students.
The Hugo library has been one of my favorite places since it was built. It has a bountiful collection of circus books and information, plus wonderful statues and creative shelving.
The Endangered Ark is always worth a visit. It was closed yesterday but there was an elephant in one of the holding areas and I stopped to say hello. I visited the farm years ago with one of my classes. And they have a new baby, so I will have to return when they are open.
The circus section of the Mount Olivet Cemetery draws tourists from all over the country. The headstones are beautiful! And in addition to the circus section, it is the final resting place for many famous rodeo people, including Lane Frost.
Just a wonderful day! If you are in the area I encourage you to visit.