Day 5

Trip Start Mar 07, 2009
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Trip End Apr 17, 2009


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Thursday, March 12, 2009

A lot of taking our time today. We started off in Stroud, OK this morning. We were very bummed to find that the Rock Cafe in Stroud burned down a few years back. The owner of the cafe is who they based Sally the Porsche on in Pixar's Cars. She is rebuilding the cafe and they have a lot done, but it's not going to be ready for awhile. So we decided to hit the Stable Ridge Vineyards on the way out of town. Again, me and E aren't the drinkers so much, but Adeana tried a cornucopia of wines before settling on a few to take to the Burdines in College Station. She found a red there that was one of the best wines she had ever had. Pretty good for a white wine drinker. From there we made our way to Arcadia, OK. There was a ton there, ok well, by Route 66 standards anyways :-) The first stop was to OK County 66. It's this guy that has built small replicas of many of the icons along Route 66. It's kind of odd seeing so many of the icons in one space, but we took a few minutes for pictures and to hang out with the random very friendly dog. Next it was on to the Acadia Round Barn. It was built in 1898 and was mostly a gift shop, but the man running it was very nice and the barn was pretty cool when we went upstairs to the loft. Right down the road from there was Pop's. That was probably the highlight of my day. This place had 500 different bottled sodas from all over the world. We picked out a pretty unique set of 6. My favorite was the Leninade, a tribute to communism. Forgot to take a picture, so I grabbed one from a website. After that, completely by suprise we came up over a hill and found LifeChurch.tv. Which for those of you in the church production world know is a pretty big church. So, we figured hey, we're here, let's stop and take a look. Very simple setup, but a really nice campus. The Edmond campus houses both the central organization of the church and the Edmond campus. There's also a ridiculously huge cross outisde the church as well that seemed a bit out of place for this church, but we found that it was errected on behalf of all the churches in the area. At this point we were right outside Oklahoma City so we made our way to the memorial site of the Murrah Federal Building. Very somber yet beautiful site. We were getting near the end of this part of the Route 66 trip, but we had two more places we wanted to get in. I personally was very excited to get our picture in front of the Yukon's Best Mill and we did. But, we wanted to end this part of the trip with an Onion Fried Burger at Johnnies in El Reno. It did not disappoint. One of our best meals and we all ate for $17. It's a bit like a slider, but WAAYYY better. And the corn dog was good too! Well, that ends this part of the Route 66 stuff. We have to get down to Texas, so we headed south from there. After watching Adeana moo at cows and a few bathroom breaks we stopped to stay the night in Wichita Falls, TX. Tomorrow we're going to make Jessica and Kristin very jealous :-)
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