Monday, January 9, 2017

The Hat Trip Part I

Last fall, DA, my husband, ordered a hat from Schafer Hat Works in Noble, OK. Tuesday, January 3rd, he got a call saying his hat was ready. The hat could have been shipped, but any excuse for a road trip! We packed and left Wednesday morning. I found the art of hat making interesting. The man certainly has a talent. He has made hats for such notables as Charlie Daniels, both Presidents Bush, Travis Tritt, Toby Keith, General Schwartzkoff, and even Steven Tyler.
Don's hat is silver belly Gus hat. Below is DA's new hat and the hat maker, Fred Schafer. If you want a hat made, contact Mr. Schafer in Noble, OK.

Noble is a small town located in Cleveland County, OK. It is considered to be part of the Oklahoma City Metro Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,481. Below is a shot of the unimpressive main street. Noble is known as the Rose Rock Capital of the World due to the concentration of barium sulfate in the soil, which is considered to be higher than anywhere else and causes the formation of rose rocks. The town holds the Rose Rock Festival in May. Visitors can visit the Timberlake Rose Rock Museum, but we didn't take the time this trip. (factual information courtesy of Wikipedia)

We left Noble around 11:00 a.m. for a quick trip into Texas to visit a friend. We took the Interstate south. Oklahoma has beautiful rolling hills in this area.
 Along the way, we took an exit for a scenic overlook where, to my surprise, we found graffiti.
I would like to say how terrible it is to deface this wall of rock, but I found it interesting and even beautiful in an odd way.
And then on for a very brief visit in Texas.

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