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Travel Blogs from Topeka
Today we met Corky and Pam at the Kansas Air Combat Museum at Forbes Field. This museum has an impressive collection of aircraft primarily from WWII and the Korean and Vietnam wars. Our tour guide was a veteran from the Korean and Vietnam Wars and Corky is a Vietnam veteran, so it was fascinating to hear their stories of how various aircraft were used in the wars. Corky even demonstrated how he had to sit on his helmet for backside protection and hold the doorway of ...
Now for the rest of the Oklahoma City story. After we finished with the museums mentioned earlier, we picked up Tammy's sister Barbara at the OKC airport. We drove to
Topeka on Sunday.
We met Tammy's brother Corky and sister in law Pam at a local restaurant for supper on Sunday. They did not know that Barbara was coming along, so it was great fun to see the surprised faces ...
... Not bad when you
consider that the road is closed during the winter, which can start
in mid October and not end until June! There was plenty of snow still
laying around up there in late July!
Aside from the high Rockies, it is the large
mammals that are the draw here! The Fall River Valley, on the western slope of
the park, gave us our first moose in a long time! We found this
cow and calf bedding down for the night within a mile of ...
... Shamrock but didn't stop. We love the gas station there (especially since Disney used it as a model as well) but we've seen it several times so we continued on. We went across the TX-OK state line and looked for more Route 66 locations. We stopped in Texola. The only thing there that caught our interest was a sign that read "There's No Other Place Like This Place Anywhere Near this Place So This Must Be the Place."
... wide road. Dinner was declared heaven by our two major carnivores and BBQ lovers – Mike and Michael. We shared Baby Back Ribs with a special rub, brisket, and pulled pork along with Potato Cassserole (think cheese and bits of meat), steak fries, baked beans (best ever), salad and cole slaw (vinegar version but perfect balance of vinegar and sweetness.)
I know enough about BBQ to understand there is a divide in our country as ...
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