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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Oklahoma, Route 66 Museum

After we said goodbye to Chuck and his family, we headed out of Oklahoma City, and drove toward Clinton Oklahoma on I 40, which ran parallel to old Route 66 most of the way.

The route 66 museum is absolutely fabulous. It not only features  cool exhibits, stories, and memorabilia,  but it also had newspaper prints throughout the museum with headlines and stories of what was going on around the world in the era of route 66.

I did not know this, but I 40 was the brain child of Pres. Dwight D Eisenhower. Pres. Eisenhower was so fascinated with how well the autobahns in Germany were constructed and held vast amounts of traffic, that he could foresee that route 66 would not fulfill the growth of the US with its burgeoning traffic from east to west and west to east traffic. 

Chocolate shake with a burger and fries please.

This was a beautiful jukebox

Gary and I absolutely love this Volkswagen bus!

Gary looks like he belongs behind the wheel with his tie-dye T-shirt

This was how we traveled back in the day - luggage on top and kids hanging out of the back window.

Time to check in a roadside Motel

Register here please

Bear working that cash register

Next post will be our visit to the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico.

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