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British Couple Enjoys Duncan's Western Spirit Days

DUNCAN Okla_ Longhorns and chuck wagons have filled the area around the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan for the Annual Western Spirit Days.

The two-day event started Friday, and the cowboys have already begun prepping the food for the chuck wagon lunch Saturday. The event has something for all ages, with play areas for kids and Oklahoma wine and beer tasting for adults.

From the first word they said, they definitely stood out. This couple flew from their home in England to spend close to a month in the heartland.

"We thought we'd like to come to a part of the country the Brits don't come to," Paula and Les Darnell said.

The Darnells have been fans of the American west for decades, and Paula credits John Wayne for that.

"I was brought up on John Wayne," Paula said. "At the cinema, you'd go twice a week, and it was always cowboys."

This trip started out at the Kansas State Fair, where they were able to pick up some new hobbies.

"We learned pig racing, how to buck a chicken, only in America."

They then headed down to Oklahoma City to check out the Cowboy Museum.

"We Spent 4 1/2 hours there and absolutely loved it."

As for the Western Spirit Days, they had it planned out before they even left England.

"We knew it was on the 13th and 14th. We took a chance on what was on what date, and we just came down here. We've not been disappointed." 

Paula favorite part of the event?

"Riding 'Frog'. My horse's name was frog," Paula said.

The Darnells now head back north to Perry, Oklahoma to see a rodeo. As our conversation ended, they said the people of Oklahoma, and especially Duncan, were absolutely amazing and helpful. They said if they were to plan another trip to America, discovering more of Oklahoma would be high on the list.

The Western Spirit Days continue Saturday, starting at 9:00 AM, with the chuck wagon lunch starting at 11:00 AM. Admission is free.

 

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