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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 ...
... he was planning for "Cars," the MidPoint Café had twin waitresses - Mia and Tia. "Cars" fans will recognize them.
When we arrived, the café was already closed, so no pie. The café closes at 4:00, because, as the new owner told us, you can't get anyone in the small town to work after 4:00. No pie today. We could, however, look around the gift shop. The mood when we last visited was laid back, “Come on in, rest a spell, have a slice of ...
... 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 ...
... and thongs in the muddy water and head back to the car.
The GPS steers us in circles around Oklahoma city and we get lost. We turn it off and just follow the main highway back to the signs for lodging. We stay at Red Roof Inn for the night.
The following day we explore Oklahoma City. We start by parking the Altima in Bricktown. We were lucky enough to park near the local baseball field and got there before game time so it was free all ...
... of a steaming chimney from a nearby nuclear power plant. After lunch we went to the Visitor’s Center, and saw an aquarium full of freshwater fish unlike those that we are familiar with in Washington: all sorts of bass, crappie, catfish, and carp among others. Before leaving the park, we found a geocache close by and then got back on the road.
By the time mid-afternoon arrived, we were at the Oklahoma state line and ...