Travel Blogs from Carthage
Today we ride a huge 539 k's to Joplin
Oh my, 300 miles and a late start, got out at 8.30 and arrived at 7.30 at night. Last hour we were riding into the setting sun.
So today we saw some real R66 road. Rode over some brick blocks as the surface and found some concrete dual highway. We did the Rocking Chair and the biggest sweet shop in the world.
A lot of I44 at 75mph to cover the distance.
... the rest of the dirty clothes. I know it's decadent, but still is very cool! About 6:30, we all gathered in the Smith's MH for dinner with each of us contributing something. It was a good dinner with good fellowship. The plan is to leave about 9 tomorrow morning which should put us in Durant, OK about 1pm. Who knows, maybe we'll go over to the casino and win some money, so wish us luck and I'll let you know ...
... as you can see by the photos.
We got to the hotel and we all hit the pool to cool off. After that, Karl, Vicki and Julie went shopping - I think looking for boots. Russell had found us at this stage and then he went with them.
We all rendezvoused at the Outback Steakhouse - we had eaten at this franchise in Las Vegas and the steak was amazing. So it was again tonight.
Off to Tulsa ...
... all in a row a mile or so apart along a dead straight Route 66.
Carthage, Missouri was neat and old and we stopped by its renovated drive-in cinema with its huge screen standing as tall as a block of flats. Carterville, Missouri and Webb City, Missouri were knackered old crumbling wrecks of towns and Joplin was again one of those too big towns to be of any interest to us. And then we were in Kansas - state number three on our trip. When they were routing Route 66, Kansas ...
... we took a highway that was marked senic. I guess Kansas must have different standards for senic, such as, a view from a hill that you can see maybe a half-mile away. Other than that, zilch. But it did take up some time, and was easy driving, so no complaints.Got to the hotel about 3:45, and had supper at another Outback Steakhouse, which was across the street from the hotel. We've eaten at Outback twice in the last ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center