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Travel Blogs from Erick
... at the base of the chair.
After a sombre morning we paid out final respects and headed off for a more light-hearted look at what the current Oklahoma City had to offer. Next stop therefore was POPS in Arcadia - a recent modern addition to Route 66 which comprises a huge soda pop bottle outside of the restaurant. We took the chance to consume one of their renowned milkshakes as well as admire the sheer variety of soft ...
... out there, but when you see thousands of cattle crammed in a tiny holding area and smelling 'oh so bad' you begin to see where some disease might get spread. We smelled it for quite a while after we passed through.. ugh!
The one stop we did make was to kiss the Blarney Stone in Shamrock, Tx. The stone is a piece of the original blarney stone in Ireland and is placed in a monument in a local park. Humm.. It was rather disappointing as the park as ...
Oklahoma is in Tornado Alley so it's a good place to base yourself to wait for storm activity. Our first chase was amazing, we saw our first Super Cell and there were chasers everywhere; even a TIV! The hail was pretty crazy, it got a little scary at times but still very exciting. No tornados this time but we will keep going till we find one, only did a few 100km's ...
... not been harvested yet. A museum worker told us the crop isn't harvested until Thanksgiving, so mid to late November.
Some of our travels today took us on Route 66, the highway that stretches from Chicago to Santa Monica. Much of the route we took through Oklahoma on Interstate 40 is the original Route 66. We did travel on a segment of Route 66, to the town of Elk City. We went into the National Route 66 Museum and saw pictures; antique cars and motorcycles; and re-created ...
... the dorms and several academic buildings. The students that go here are very blessed to have such a beautiful campus. We were all quite impressed.
As we were driving through Arkansas on our way to the Christ of the
Ozarks we stopped to see a turtle in the road. It was so cute and we
were happy that the driver ahead of us was getting out of his car to
move the turtle to safer ground. Right ...
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