Hilton Garden Inn Tulsa Airport
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Ian has gone out exploring in Tulsa, Oklahoma, while Mom is resting beside the pool and catching a few rays. Will not be going on the road until tomorrow......just travel Route 66 and take in some sights along the way. No pictures today.......you really DO NOT want to see me in my bathing suit. ...
... along the route, there was a semi-abandoned stretch of the route, with its endpoint at a tiny river-bend town with a true-grit biker bbq joint just before the bridge marking the eponymous elbow of the river. The sun was hitting its peak just as we arrived, and the mix of deep country charm and motorcycle club intimidation gave us what we had bargained for and then some. OAvel even remarked that the slow ...
... wealth of information. Still in Kansas we drive through Baxter Springs and pass the Field of Dreams Baseball field - Home of the American Legion Baseball team and a number of historic homes. this area is very focused on the American Civil war as a guy was telling us earlier in Carthage that Missouri area was in a tug of war between the North and the South. This is where they have these reenactments of the battles. It's not far down the old Route 66 that we leave Kansas ...
... it was along to Vinita and Foyil - in between was the Totem Pole Park, the tallest over 90 feet high. It was sorted by a local artist and fiddle maker who mixed the concrete in buckets - no wonder it took him 11 years. we stopped at the end of the road as there was a place advertising lunch - it wasn't open and the mannequin on the verandah was interesting.
Then, before long, we were in Tulsa - it was very hot and ...
... of pop!!!
A short way down the road we came across the famous Round Barn which had beel lovingly restored and now turned into a visitor attraction. One of the farmer's responsible and the CEO who must be in his 80s or 90s was called Mr Sam and he had fun telling us all about it and quizzing us on what we had seen.
When we made our way to the car the rain started lashng down. The car certainly needed the clean after yesterday's ...
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