Friday, October 18, 2013

Getting Our Kicks~ Route 66 Vaca ~ Day 5

Springfield, MO to Tulsa, OK
Springfield to Tulsa
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Halltown, Phelps, Avilla,  & Carthage, Missouri

ending in Joplin, Missouri.
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Into Kansas
The quality of the road changed drastically.
The short road ran through a deserted mining area with railroad tracks and abruptly ended at the end of  Galena, Kansas.
This place really had the touch of the west.


Riverton & Baxter Springs, Kansas
In Baxter Springs, you will now find our names on the wall of an old service station.


Crossing the state line- a very rough road that started as chip seal and ended with gravel over a 9 foot concrete/paved section.
At the end was a historic marker with a typed piece of paper that said, well you read it. As it was, the shut down ended last night.
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Commerce, OK
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Miami, OK
Time for lunch @ Miami.  Found a city park.

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Afton, OK ~ Stopped at a museum (formerly Packard Garage) which had various old vehicles. Met a lady there that had lived in Lexington, KY and gone to school at UK. Found out she grew up on the same street of the school where I last taught, but said she moved there too late to go to that school. While in their museum, I walked up to what I thought would be a bus and found out it was an RV and a very nice one at that.
 Across the street:
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Catoosa, OK – the Blue Whale- The water park of the 70s & 80s.


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Tulsa, OK
 Nite, nite

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1 comment:

  1. The old car is very cool! I like the orange gas pump, too. And the giant whale! Really nice sights!

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