Elk City Motor Lodge
Travel Blogs from Elk City
A shorter day planned to day, only 112 miles to Elk City. We drove into Oklahoma City to get back on the route but made a stop at the site of the Memorial for the victims of the 1995 domestic terrorist bombing of the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building.
Our next stop was Sid's Diner in El Reno, of 'Man Vs Food’ fame. This is a rather unimpressive little diner at first ...
... out there, but when you see thousands of cattle crammed in a tiny holding area and smelling 'oh so bad' you begin to see where some disease might get spread. We smelled it for quite a while after we passed through.. ugh!
The one stop we did make was to kiss the Blarney Stone in Shamrock, Tx. The stone is a piece of the original blarney stone in Ireland and is placed in a monument in a local park. Humm.. It was rather disappointing as the park as ...
This morning escaped from El Reno, ok we admit it, it wasn't as bad as feared. Just thunder and lightning all night, however, we are from Derbyshire and can well cope with that. Although , 20 miles further to the East where I wanted to stay got hit quite hard ( I can't bear it when Steve is right!,,,) , but this time I was glad. Then this morning, as you can see by the video, was quite bad but we managed to escape easily towards sunny Texas. Hopefully, no more ...
Oklahoma is in Tornado Alley so it's a good place to base yourself to wait for storm activity. Our first chase was amazing, we saw our first Super Cell and there were chasers everywhere; even a TIV! The hail was pretty crazy, it got a little scary at times but still very exciting. No tornados this time but we will keep going till we find one, only did a few 100km's ...
... road. Could have been Iowa. I'm surprised by the condition of I 40; at times a very rough road. The quality of the road changes as I cross state lines; sometimes when I cross county lines. I am curious as to how federal monies are allocated to federal highways and how that money is allocated within states.
Elk City, OK (Oct 16-17)
I have been traveling continuously for the last week; staying two nights ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed