Scott & Lorraine's California Trip Blog

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Amarillo, TX to Shawnee, OK

This was a lovely day and a very nice ride. Our first "no mountain" day in about two weeks. We started out of Amarillo and drove 80 miles or so before we had breakfast. Lorraine was starving and Scott had to stop and feed her or he'd have been crowned. We noticed along the way that we left the memory card for the camera in the computer. Between that and the fact that the battery died yesterday just before we got into Texas, we are very short on pictures for the Texas leg. We saw some cool things too, like the largest cross in the western hemisphere and a very tilted water tower announcing our arrival at another town.

We stopped at one of Oklahoma's route 66 museums. Apparently there are several. This one was great. We took way too many to show you, but have a representative sample below. There were displays showing restored cars and pictures of what it looked like in the 50's. There was a complete town that had every business you could think of as well as homes and a church filled with antiques from the 1800's. Fascinating. There was also an old farm equipment museum and we took some pictures we thought Dad (Phil) and Dad (John) would like in particular.

We're in for the night in Shawnee, OK. Going to the local mall to see a movie. It's funny to be in a place with enough of a population to actually have a mall and a movie theater! As you can imagine, Scott's excited about it. Till tommorow~

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Today's route

  
Our location


Awesome gas station on Route 66 in Shamrock just west of Oklahoma

  
Welcome to Oklahoma


Route 66 Museum in Elk City

  
Johnny wants this Harley


Old car, old stories at museum (1928 Ford)

  
Gas Station


This is how they used to do perms???

  
Lots to see at the museum


Farm Contraption

  
Farm without contraption


Obligatory cow picture

  
Your Comments


8/20/06 Cruising

Won't be long now. You're about half way back.....It really is a big country out there. Seems strange, because if I had nickle for everytime I said "It's a small world".....Anyway, when you hit the pavement, you really see that there are many, many corners just in the US....... Next, you need to start this trip in Glasgow, and work your way to Rome......
Brian H.



8/20/06 Cruising

Won't be long now. You're about half way back.....It really is a big country out there. Seems strange, because if I had nickle for everytime I said "It's a small world".....Anyway, when you hit the pavement, you really see that there are many, many corners just in the US....... Next, you need to start this trip in Glasgow, and work your way to Rome......
Brian H.



8/20/06

The'28 Model A is a 5 window coupe (not too many around these days) yellow wheels are like my '31sport coupe. Thanks for showing the pic.The "farm contraption" in really an old highway road grader. I've had the pleasure of using one. It was originally pulled by horses then advanced to truck power as in my case. Each day your pics bring back our previous trips to the same areas-treasure every minute. Keep safe.


Dad Hall



 

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