We will be travelling thru OKC enroute from IN to AZ and my 17yo softball junkie desperately wants to see the diamonds where the College World Series is played. Checked the map and it's close to the highway, so I have no problem stopping. However, we'll be going thru on Christmas Day so obviously the nearby museum will be closed.
Does anyone know if the parking area around the diamonds is locked up when not in use? I can't imagine the stadiums themselves would be open for anyone to walk in, but just being able to look thru the fence would make her happy :) Could we pull in, park, and walk around a bit?
In addition, does anyone know if there is a rest area or somewhere else east of town we could park for a few hours and doze? Our current schedule would have us hitting OKC around 4:30am, and obviously it would be a little hard to see anything then :) Typically when we drive, I just drive during the wee hours of the morning until I can't drive any more, then pull off into a rest area or somewhere safe looking (parking lot or something) and sleep for a bit. The rest of the family is already asleep and usually never even knows we've stopped, LOL. I suspect I'll hit the "too tired to drive" point somwhere between Tulsa and OKC, but don't know if there is anywhere easy and safe to doze for a bit along there.
I know a hotel is the logical solution, lol, but from past experience, it's not worth getting everyone woke up and out of the car for the minimal sleep I'd get once inside - much easier to let everyone keep sleeping in the car if I can find a place to pull off the road.
Thanks so much for any assistance!