Thankfully, the weather remained clear and dry as we traveled northeast toward home.
The Farmer’s Market in Oklahoma City is utilized not only as a market, but also for weddings, special musical events, and lots more.
I had planned to have lunch at the old Rock Cafe in Stroud, Oklahoma, but they were experiencing “technical difficulties” making that impossible; too bad.
I don’t know where the artists are from, but we saw a number of beautifully done wall paintings like these along the way:
At the Tulsa State Fairgrounds you can see the the Golden Driller. The Golden Driller is a 75-foot-tall, 43,500-pound statue of an oil worker. His hand is resting on an actual oil derrick moved from a depleted oil field in Seminole, OK.
Affton, Missouri has this very well kept (or restored) service station from those days long ago. Have you driven a Packard lately?
On Friday, the weather finally took a turn for the worse. Beginning as freezing rain, then changing to heavy snow. We were only on the road for 4 hours and didn’t do much in the way of “side trips” because of the lousy roads. On Saturday, we made it to Honest Abe’s hometown, Springfield, Illinois. He has quite a presidential museum there. This is the main building (in the foreground) and nearby they have also recreated the row of storefronts in town that included his law office.
See my next post, showing the final Route 66 unique businesses and landmarks we visited on the way home.