The longest day yet, Day 7
Trip Start Jun 30, 2011
34Trip End Jul 09, 2011
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After the memorial, we headed to Samantha's choice of the Museum of Osteology. I thought, what the heck are we going to, but to my surprise, this was a really neat museum. This is the largest private collection of animal bones in the US. We learned a lot of things here. They had skeletons from the smallest mouse all the way to the largest humpback whale. We spent probably an hour here, much longer than we thought we would when we pulled up.
Off to Route 66 again. Our first stop was at a great place called Pops. This is a gas station, burger joint, and a large collection of pop bottles from all different places in the US. Very interesting. We had lunch here and everyone picked out 2 bottles of strange pop to bring home as souvenirs. This place was also known for their very large structure in front, in the shape of a large pop bottle with a straw sticking out the top. Very cool, wish we could have seen it at night all lit up. Oh well.
After Pops, we went about 7 blocks to the Round Barn. This was a photo opportunity that we could not miss. Stephanie and the girls jumped out to check it out and take pictures, but we were not here very long. By now, it is getting close to 4pm and we still have hundreds of miles to go to get to KC to our hotel.
We hopped on and off the route several times to make up some time, but we found time to stop at a couple of little places that make Route 66 what it is
We also managed to stop and the Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa to pick up another mug for our collection (like we need anymore) and we hit a winery just at dusk. We finished up this portion of the Mother Road around 10pm when we hit Baxter Springs, which is where we started our first leg on our way to Chicago four years ago.
Now we had to head north for a 3 hour drive to KC and our hotel, by this time, we were all tired and ready for bed (at least I was). Stephanie drove us safely to the hotel, where we finally crashed about 1:30am, a VERY LONG day!