Sunday, June 14, 2015

Go West Young Man! Russellville, AR to Amarillo, TX

Busy, busy day from beginning to end!  We headed from Arkansas into Oklahoma and found our way into Sallisaw.  This small town was home to the fictional Joad family of Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath (we'll be publishing our Following the Joads series very soon).  There was some roadside bling in the form of the 14 Flags Museum and the 14 Flags Horse.  14 Flags is in reference to the fact that Oklahoma has been home to fourteen different nations or peoples.
In Okemah, we discovered a small park dedicated to native son Woody Guthrie, complete with statue, plaques and building mural.
Our first stop in Oklahoma City was the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.  Very, very impressive.
Followed by a quiet and very somber visit to the Oklahoma City Memorial.
 We then connected with Route 66 in Oklahoma City and caught sight of the TEEMCO Gold Dome and the Braum's Milk Bottle.
Further stops along the Mother Road in Oklahoma and Texas:
We saw and did much, much more--stay tuned; we'll be sharing more of today's adventures in future Boom-Pop! posts including the aforementioned Following the Joads series.

Today's Music:
"(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66" - Nat King Cole
"Oklahoma" - Original London Cast Recording
"Tulsa Time" - Don Williams
"Sallisaw" - Mark Wise
"My Oklahoma Home" - Bruce Springsteen
"I Ain't in Checotah Anymore" - Carrie Underwood
"The Old Lucky Diamond Motel" - Vince Gill
"Goin' Back to Texas" - Don Edwards
"Deep in the Heart of Texas" - Ray Charles
"Miles and Miles of Texas" - Asleep at the Wheel
"Amarillo by Morning" - George Strait
"Deep in the Heart of Texas" - Bing Crosby

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