Rodeway Inn & Suites
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... moved to the historic section. An example of how complete the museum is: the barb wire display has 1300 different barb wire specimens chosen from 8000 submitted. Saddle examples were over 30. Exhibits for cattle drives, Indians, military, are all covered in fine detail.
We spent about 5 hours-so plan to spend the better part of a day and don't worry about food-they have a ...
... Now it’s a sign on the restroom saying “No public restrooms, for customers only.”
We are sure this town, which is really just a bump in the road, is tired of getting folks who are looking for what’s left of Route 66 and “Cars” enthusiasts. The new owner is nice, and we really couldn’t judge what the restaurant is like when it’s open, but we’ll keep our fingers crossed that the ...
... and arrived as the shadows were lengthening and the light was ideal for photos. We took several but, while the totems were quirky and brightly coloured, there's only so much good lighting can do and we left feeling that we would undoubtedly see better examples (proper wooden ones!) in Canada.
Onwards, then, to Catoosa and another of Route 66's most iconic sights: The Blue Whale. Words can't describe how deliciously tacky this is. A ...
... Hinesh has found the picturesque Devon Building and we take some time happy snapping that.
Next stop was the Oklahoma City memorial. After the tragedy of the 19 April 1995 bombing of the Federal Building, the city has set up a memorial for those who were killed. It is a sombre experience and completely humbling. Memorials to the victims by family and friends are on a fence outside the memorial. Stuffed animals, pictures, poems line the fence. ...
... the national memorial unveiled in 2000 to remember the victims of the attack.
It's a very somber place, a stillness in the middle of a moderately-sized city. One hundred sixty eight empty chairs stand in the grass to memorialize those killed, and a single surviving elm tree stands on a small hill with the words "The spirit ...
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