Tanks of Gas: 2
Marital Spats: 1ish
Road Side Attractions: 4
Cow Sightings: more than people
We had another great night of sleep at the Sheraton on Friday night. After a visit to the hotel gym we started the long process of packing the car (moving four bikes between the hotel room and the truck is no small task).
The trip between St. Louis and Oklahoma City is rather... simple. To mix it up a bit we upped our intake of road side attractions. First stop was the worlds largest rocking chair in Cuba, Missouri. While there we also picked up some excellent peanut brittle made by the Ladies of the Evangelical Holiness Church.
Next up was a stop for the worlds largest fork. Unfortunately I got a little distracted and we missed the exit... BUT, we made up for it later with a few excellent finds on Route 66.
First, a visit to the Blue Whale in Catoosa, Oklahoma. The Blue Whale is a Route 66 icon. It was built between 1970 and 1972. It used to be a swimming area but was closed because of the liability (however they were clear that nobody ever died here).
*a note to fellow travelers, the blue whale also offers some rustic, but clean bathrooms.
Next up we had two-for-one on Route 66 in Arcadia, Oklahoma. First, the Arcadia Round Red Barn. It was round and it was red. Shocker. It was closed already so we didn't get a chance to go inside.
Then, just a half mile down the road, was our second worlds largest attraction of the day, the worlds largest pop bottle.
I know you're jealous.
Finally we arrived in the livestock capital of America, Oklahoma City.
We unloaded our bikes in record time and headed over to our dinner destination, the Cattlemen's Steakhouse (as seen on Man vs Food AND Diners Drive-Ins and Dives).
We had some of the best onion rings ever. Sam enjoyed the presidential special, a T-bone steak, named after George H. W. Bush because he ordered it when he stopped in for dinner once. I had the fried catfish, also delicious but not as good as those onion rings!
After a piece of pecan pie a la mode ("that means with ice cream"), we were ready to hit the hay.
Today we are back on the road and bound for Albuquerque.
- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone