This morning started with rain. No Sun at all!
Breakfast was very nice. An old lady made us waffles and there was a choice of 3 different type: apple-cinnamon, blueberry and original.
After breakfast we went to pack our heavily packed car and to check out. Luckily hotel had a small roof in front if main entrance, so we managed to avoid the rain.
I totally recommend a stay in Days Inn Battlefield. They had microwave, coffee maker and non smoking policy in hotel and around, including parking lot! Which was great, no more stinking room! Though there was an old lady yesterday by the pool (yes they have also pool open till 10 pm) smoking. However she was blind, so maybe the rule didn’t apply to her. A fine for smoking in premises !
The news writing about the Eclipse yesterday.
First stop was the largest fork! It looks monumental, though the location looked strange, not im very nice area. Lucky us the rain had stopped as well!
Since the brewery was closed till 4:00 pm we decided to head toward Tulsa.
The sky cleared up once we left Springfield.
Quick stop at Gay Parita. Apparently the place was named by the wife of one guy who owned the gas station and it never became a town so just Parita.
However, it was totally worth visiting it! Current owner was very friendly and encouraged us to take a lot of pictures and even gave us postcards!
After we followed Route 66 to Galena, but unfortunately the road was closed, so we had to go around.
Quick stop at Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma state marker – Tri state marker. I was in three places at once!
Galena was a beautiful town and reminds me a town from western movies.
Kan-O-Tex Service Station was one of the places that we gave stopped in Galena. We found very cute Cars characters there.
Galena Mining & Historical museum was a second stop in Galena. Nice tank, helicopter and a train photos and we continued on the road.
There was Fire fighter volunteer station next to museum.
To refresh ourselves we have stoped at Nelson’s Old Riverton Store. Also Route 66 Historic place. We left our names in the guest book.
The cashier was so old. He had aid breathing and he was still working. He mentioned that he fought II Wolrd War and was in Europe near Poland.
I have noticed that a lot of veteran cemeteries around this area. We passed at least three of them. Also a lot of rehabilitation centers!
March Arch Bridge is worth passing by. Not impressive, but worth passing by die to the historic value.
Baxter Springs 66 Station is in the center of Baxter Springs.
Cafe om The Route seemed not working. Actually it does say permanently closed on Google maps.
We stopped for lunch in Baxter Springs Smokehouse in Baxter Spring town. It was a very authentic diner. And the food was amazing, especially those grilled ribs with BBQ sauce!
Today we so saw many yellow school busses in the road. After all it is Tuesday.
I love those letters on the theaters.
We have passed another bridge.
A quick stop at famous Route 66 statue – Blue Whale of Catoosa. Unfortunately it is not allowed to swim in the pond. It is 89F outside and humid! Though I wouldn’t swim as the pond is quite dirty.
There was some turtles in the lake. Seems they are regularly fed as they immediately approached reacting to people. The shells of the turtles seem so dirty from all the shit in the lake.
Golden Driller Statue is monumental! A tall man in a golden color.
The center of the Universe in Tulsa, OK is really waste if time. Some bricks in a circle, no sign , no explanation – nothing.
As we went closer to Oklahoman city the darker the sky was getting. I just got a notification from AccuWeather about severe T-Storm in there.
It was get darer and darker.
Then the sky became very dark. Suddenly it started pouring like hell. We couldn’t see the road.. Luckily the motel we were planning to stay was 1km away.
We checked in into Days Inn Oklahoma for . Nice Motel.
Today we have made 340 miles (544 km).