Scott & Lorraine's California Trip Blog

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Shawnee, OK to Springfield, MO

First, back to last night. We went to the movies and saw "Snakes on a Plane". Very entertaining in a retro 1970's disaster movie kind of way. We recommend it, although if you're like me you'll spend a good part of the movie with your eyes closed and ears plugged. It rocked.

This was another great day. Took off after a good night sleep and made our first stop to wash the bike. Chores happen, even when you're on the road! We stopped at a McDonalds for lunch that was built over the highway. We could see trucks going underneath us while we ate. Wierd. Then stopped at the MO welcome center, got a map and spoke with a very nice gentleman who gave us some recommendations on what to see on our way.

One was the Precious Moments Chapel where I went on a tour and Scott polished up the bike. It was a lovely chapel, and obviously brings a lot of comfort to people, especially those that have lost children.

Then we high-tailed it to our destination via Route 96 which was also Route 66. It was a beautiful road. Called it a day at Springfield, MO where after getting a room we went to "Steak and Shake" on recommondation from Chris and Betty. Great burgers and shakes! Then we went to the Fantastic Caverns where we had a drive in tour, just the two of us and a tour guide. It was fantastic -both entertaining and informative.

p.s. Vote for Betty and Chris on for the Today Show Wedding Couple!!

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8/20/06 Chinese Proverb

Only he that has traveled the road knows where the holes are deep.
Brian H.

8/21/06 Just got your link

HI Lorraine and Scott- Debra just sent me the link to you blog. Incredible stuff- I loved seeing Pgh through your eyes! I love that you are doing this- wish it were me! How exciting, memories forever. I look forward to seeing the remainder of the trip.


Today's Route

Welcome to Missouri

Two Precious Moments children dancing in a tower

Gardens on the way to the Precious Moments Chapel

Chapel Mural

Stained Glass called 'The Lord is my Shepard'

On the road again - Missouri farmland

Fantastic Cavern's brochure shot

Stalactite and stalagmite.

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