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Today we would travel Oklahoma and leave behind Texas. We are making good progress, the driving is going well and we are getting to see a lot of GIANT ALERTS.
We woke up early and had some breakfast and packed the car. We looked at the map and thought today's route would be easy going and we only had around 250 miles to cover. The roads …
... This was a fascinating museum that includes exhibits on cowboys, rodeos, Western life, and a large variety of western art. Original works by Charles Russell, Frederic Remington, and Ansel Adams were on display. Exhibits were also dedicated to a sample Western town, Hollywood westerns, firearms, boots, camping out, and many other elements of cowboy (and cowgirl) life. We really enjoyed the museum and would recommend it to anyone traveling through OKC.
... The ranger collected oral histories about the baths. She interviewed one man who used to attend Al Capone in the baths. He was a very big tipper. Al Capone (and other gamblers and gangsters) enjoyed Hot Springs, but the story was that Capone could not actually go on the federal side of the street for fear of being arrested. He stayed on the casino side of the street.
After the tour, we hiked all over ...
So, after Dumas, we travel led through the Texas panhandle and talk about butt ugly, that was it.. Industrial, with hundreds, if not thousands of working oil dredgers and all the equipment that supports them. Man, the people that live there are out of their minds. But then we descended into the canyons, where there were more curves than 12 Miss Americas, and finally came out into the plateau. We were headed toward Meredith Lake State Park, and drove around, ...
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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