Yeah for sisterly love!After leaving Clanton's, we drove around the town of Vinita for a little while and visited an antique shop that was really pretty cool. Driving through Vinita didn't take very long, but it was still a pretty cool town. I thought their city hall looked way cool, so I took a picture of it!
On the way back from Vinita, we took Route 66. It was a way fun trip. We stopped several times. The first stop we made was to one of the world's largest McDonald's. It used to be the largest with some 29,000 square feet, but I think they have since built a bigger one. This McDonald's used to be called the Glass House. It is an archway over the interstate and is pretty cool. We stopped and got some ice cream and just walked around.
(Somehow I was able to take this picture with basically no cars underneath, not sure how I got so lucky!)
They had a really cool statue of Will Rogers.
For some odd reason, Shawnee felt like she had to do this pose like every time I took a picture:
This is a view from inside the McDonald's:
Ok, we're almost done...sort of...anyways....Our next stop was at a flea market that was just one the side of the road that had really cool statues outside that made us want to stop. This was the fun part of the trip...we could stop whenever we wanted. We were in no hurry to get anywhere and when we wanted to stop, we did. It was like a mini-vacation in Oklahoma. We walked around the flea market and talked to the owner. It was pretty fun. They had some neat and some not-so-neat things there. Here are some pictures we took. (sorry for the picture overload in this post.) (This was just an old sign that they had laying on the side of the building. I thought it looked pretty cool.)
(Me and the donkey)
(Shawnee and the Donkey)
(James and the Statute of Liberty
We all really wanted this, but none of us had the
ridiculous amount of money they wanted for it.)
Ok, we are almost there. Our last stop on the famous Route 66 was in Catoosa, Oklahoma! This was a planned stop. We had a hard time finding because the directions were a little off and they told us to go to a dead end then to turn around. How weird is that? Since when have you ever been told to go to a dead end just to turn around? Anyways, the last stop was at a giant blue whale. I guess the story goes that a man made this for is wife as an anniversary present. It was way cool. I wish we could have gone swimming in it, but it looks like no one has for years!
(Yeah, Oklahomans can't spell!)
(All four of us on top of the whale)
We had such a fun day! One of my favorite times in Oklahoma! Thanks to Shawnee and James for the great day! We really just had a ton of fun, even in the car! This is a trip that we would recommend to anyone! Thanks again!
Ok, so sorry about the VERY long post and the picture overload, but I couldn't help myself. We had tons of fun and just a great weekend! On Sunday, our primary kids were even really good to end the weekend an a great note! What is your favorite, random trips that you have taken?