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 today.msnbc.com for the Today Show Wedding Couple!!
Welcome to Missouri
Two Precious Moments children dancing in a tower
Gardens on the way to the Precious Moments Chapel
Stained Glass called 'The Lord is my Shepard'
On the road again - Missouri farmland
Fantastic Cavern's brochure shot
Stalactite and stalagmite.
Only he that has traveled the road knows where the holes are deep.
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.