Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Oklahoma City-Bethany
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Before we left Bethany, we took photos of some wall murals depicting scenes from the history of the town. We found wall murals all along the route. West of Bethany we drove OK 66 along the shore of Lake Overholser. To our surprise, the lake was almost completely dry. The only visible water was on the other side of the lake. That part of the country …
We started today by heading to downtown Oklahoma City for the OKC National Memorial and Museum on the 1995 bombing. This was a very somber and moving experience. The memorial includes vacant chairs for each of the 168 victims. They use small chairs to depict the 19 children in the day care center who were killed. The museum was an excellent depiction of the day, from a recorded water commission hearing across the street on which the blast is heard, to ...
... prescription to take a bath.
The water is naturally heated to 143 degrees. They cool it to about 100 degrees and then you hop in the soaking tub. It all sounded a bit like a modern spa treatment. The park system owns the historic buildings and leases the bath operations to concessionaires.
We happened to arrive at a time when a ranger offered a guided tour of Bathhouse Row. We were the only ones on ...
... 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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