Monthly Archives: September 2018

Just Movin’ Along

In Amarillo we paid a visit to another restaurant. This time it was called the “Big Texan”: And home of the 72 oz steak with one caveat– it must be eaten in an hour or less to be free: This … Continue reading

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It all starts with a cluck….

Today we began the long journey from Chicago to Santa Monica, CA.  The first of many stops today at Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket and Cocktail Lounge.  It was definitely a blast to the past:

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It Just Doesn’t End

Somewhere between Elk City (Birthplace of Jimmy Webb — you Wichita Lineman, etc.) and Sayre , OK, we saw this wonderfully restored former gas station — now tourist center: Adjacent to the main building is a diner which was once … Continue reading

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Sadness in Oklahoma City

So many things have occurred since April 19, 1995. One full generation has come to be. The term “domestic terrorism” was freshly minted. I recall feelings of fear, sadness and later anger. Remember Timothy McVeigh? Remember fertilizer bomb? Who knew? … Continue reading

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The Best Museum

Pulling into Clinton, OK we looked for the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum. We weren’t disappointed! The building outside looks like all the other souvenir stands — but inside — whoa! The museum is divided into decades — each showing the … Continue reading

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Food + Crazy = Fun

Lunch at the homey Hammett House in Claremore was grand: The locals love the place and now so do we — too much food. We couldn’t eat dessert: Because the meal proved too filling. We started with salads and then … Continue reading

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Hero of the People

One can’t come to Claremore, OK without a visit to museum and gravesite of Oklahoma’s favorite son — Will Rodgers: I was surprised to learn that my companion had never heard of him. But after I thought about it I … Continue reading

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The Tri-State Area

This was the last day we’d be in Missouri. Joplin calls itself the ” Heart of America”: But it may be better known for the gigantic twister that rumbled through the town in 2011. Rated a EF5 it struck on … Continue reading

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The Ozarks and More

For 40-years I’ve heard about my companion’s Ozark based family. So today was a special day — a combo platter– family and Route 66 memorabilia. Wow! This is John, Gail and Cherie: We had a wonderful visit that included seeing … Continue reading

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Hit and miss across Missouri

Today began with a visit to the Route 66 State Park near Times Beach. The local townsfolk would escape the summer heat by going to the Meramec River beach located in the today’s park. Eventually, toxic dioxin was found throughout … Continue reading

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