Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Back on The Mother Road

We left Denton Texas and headed north to Oklahoma. Our goal was to catch up to Route 66 again and then take it a ways before heading off to Branson.  We landed for the evening in Claremore staying at Will Rogers Downs. It's a hourse racing place, a casino and a KOA. It was fine for one night and I even got this sunset over the casino. Ray liked watching the guys put the horses thru their practice paces in the morning.

We took the Historic Route 66. Pretty, but kinda boring.

Mickey Mantle grew up here.

Then over into Kansas for about 12 miles.

This was the Kansas information place for Route 66. Cute inside too.

In Galena Kansas 4 women restored this place. It was closed - Ugh!

But Tow Tater was there.
He's the inspiration for Tow Mater in the movie Cars.

We followed The Mother Road until just past Joplin Missouri, then got back on the freeway and headed to Branson.

We checked out Branson today and did a bit of shopping. There is lots of evidence of the damage done by the tornadoes last month - it's sad. Tonight we are heading out to a show. There are so many that it's hard to chose.

The weather is great, hot even, but I'm loving not being cold. Plus it looks like there are still storms in the forecast.

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