Monday, August 1, 2011

Vacation: first stop

Today we stopped at the Will Rogers Museum just outside of Tulsa off of Route 66. Verrrry interesting. I had no idea that he coined so many pithy sayings such as "I've never met a man I didn't like".

We were on our way out of town, and to keep myself busy I was looking through my Roadside America book. That's when I saw the Blue Whale. DARN! We were right by it at the museum! Sigh! And no! DH would not turn around so we could see it :-(. Meanie!

Ok, next stop, Independence, Kansas for the first of several Laura Ingalls Wilder homes we will visit during our road trip. This was fun for me to see a one room school house (moved to the property), an old post office (also moved to the property). DH thought it was funny to make fun of a well Charles Ingalls dug (called it a hole in the ground). Ok, seriously, DH enjoyed himself and was more than willing to humor me with this stop. He does not think that Michael Landon looked anything like the real Charles Ingalls (he doesn't). On our way out we saw a few bikers walking on to the grounds.

We also got lucky and found another Steak 'n Shake to eat at for dinner! WOO HOO! Our trip uneventful events started in Plano, TX at a Steak 'n Shake there when our car would not start. Fuel line. Luckily we found a place that fixed it for us that same day so we didn't lose much time on the trip. Anyway, I don't know if we'll get lucky again tomorrow; fingers crossed! If you've never eaten at a Steak 'n Shake you really need to. It's the food, not so much the ambiance. DH likes their patty melt and I like their Frisco Melt with bacon. We both had shakes. Yummmmmm!

I hope everyone will forgive me for being short on details. We've had a very long day and tomorrow will be just as long! Right now we are in Des Moines, Iowa. We're going to Madison County to see the covered bridges (yes! just like in the movie Bridges of Madison County!), John Wayne's birthplace and then off to Dubuque. If we get there before the attractions closes, then we will stop at the Field Of Dreams movie site to see the baseball field. If not, then it's the first thing we do Tuesday morning. :-)

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you are having fun!! I got my package today! Thank you!! Christina