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A great day completed - some 380 miles. Left Springfield 8.00hrs and arrived in Oklahoma 18.00Hrs. With a few stops on the way. Met Gary in Paris Springs. What a nice name for a town. A lovely retired gent with a life time of stories to tell from his old decommissioned garage on Route 66. My favourite time to cherish. Then we found a little old …
... trial, and execution of McVeigh. The Museum includes a number of actual trial exhibits and other evidence from the bombing. The first responders were portrayed as heroes who saved many lives by their quick response. Overall, this was a reminder of how evil people can be. It seems that we have seen quite a bit of this as we hit various memorials on our trip.
To lighten the mood, we then went to the National Cowboy and Western ...
... side of the park. On our way out, we stopped at one of the many public jug-filling stations to fill our little water bottles with pure cooled spring water for the ride back to camp. It was a fun place to visit. Next time we will actually take a bath!
Today was mostly a driving day as we continued westbound into Oklahoma. At the border, however, we stopped at Fort Smith National Historic Site. This was a ...
... the Riverwind Resort and Casino, where, you guessed it, the Tufie is working the machines.
Oh, and I forgot to mention that we went to the Holy City, where apparently some pastor held an Easter morning service in 1929, and it grew from there with a reenactment of the crucifixion and all the biblical stories in between, costumes, and everything. Hard to believe that people would come out to this place in the absolute Boonies for a religious reenactment, but ...
Literally... today we drove from Springfield to Oklahama City, through Kansas. Kansas owns only13 miles of the route 66 road, so it was a quick trip through this state. We did however pass a restored gas station which features an old Tow Mater - the inspiration for Mater from CARS. (well, thats according to our not alway so accurate guide/map book). Next stop: ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
A lovely classy hotel for the weary traveller.
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