BEST WESTERN Medical Center Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- High-speed internet in room
- Indoor pool
- Microwave in room
- Multilingual staff
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... our route to get us back on the mother road. There was no Route 66 at times as the Texans built over it with the interstate, we stuck to the original route until it got to Texas and there was a big chunk of it gone, but we did come off at each of the little towns, in order to travel down the original main streets (66) through their town centres, but at the end it reverted you back on to the highway. After 250 miles today at 6.30pm we arrived at Super ...
... 66 itself. Very bumpy in places but hardly any other vehicles on it. We stopped at a few little towns which were hit hard by the fact the roads hardly used. They had some very run down buildings but some great sites and names... Erick and Shamrock to name a few! When we moved on to McLean we stopped at a rather odd museum... The Barbed Wire museum. It was similar to the Hoover one in how odd it was lol Our next stop was the amazing Palo ...
A few more miles and we got off the freeway for a quick stop at Pop's Gas Station in Arcadia, OK. This modern looking 50's diner was named for soda "pop". To prove it, this place boasts over 400 kinds of soda for sale. The 66' tall soda bottle out front is iconic while inside the metal shelves containing soda of all sizes, shapes and colors sparkle through modern glass walls. We each chose a different soda, and picked something blue to share. A few other ...
Steinbeck never says much about Amarillo in The Grapes of Wrath. He mentions it once at the beginning of Chapter 16. "Then went through Amarillo in the evening, drove too long, and camped when it was dusk." Later on he says "The Joads and Wilsons were in flight across the Panhandle, the rolling gray country, lined and cut with old flood scars...The land turtles crawled through the dust ...
... presumably put out by family and friends for their loved ones lost certainly pulls at the heart strings! Something that has stood out a lot (in Oklahoma and Northern Texas especially), is the strong religious vibes. Churches are often 'advertised' on billboards underneath the signage for takeaway joints; signage on the highways asking us if we'd prayed today; 24 hour radio stations dedicated to the gospel; and we've even had Pastor Abraham phoning us on our cell (no sure ...