We went directly to downtown Tulsa before checking into the hotel. After all, the school is more than just the campus. We wanted to see the heart of the city, which is only 3 1/2 miles from the University of Tulsa.
After leaving Austin mid-morning and stopping three times to eat, we got to Tulsa in the early evening. Just in time for the golden hour where the setting sun casts its warm rays on the skyline.
Tulsa is smaller than Austin. About 400 thousand in the city vs. Austin’s 1 million. The downtown is not booming like Austin either — I didn’t see any buildings under construction, and many of the significant skyscrapers were built many years ago. Tulsa’s growth happened earlier, driven by oil. There are a few giant towers, however — about 100 years old — the likes that you don’t see in Austin.
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