Day six started on a sad note as we visited the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial. I can’t write anything vile enough about the two assholes who blew up that building and the people who helped them do it.The memorial is very well done. The Field of Empty Chairs is especially touching. It contains 168 chairs representing the lives taken in the bombing with nineteen of the chairs being smaller to represent the children. We didn’t go inside and visit the Memorial Museum except for a moment to give a donation, so I can’t speak to it, but if based on the outside, then you can assume the museum is well laid out and informative.We then hit the road for Texas! But of course pulled over for everything, including the Yukon flour grain mill and some awesome road signs.The drive through Oklahoma was gorgeous!And how could we not stop at the Cherokee Trading Post with a sign like that?And right out back I spotted a long horn steer!We then passed these gorgeous horses!
And then there were more awesome motel signs!We didn’t make it to the National Route 66 Museum before they closed for the day, but it was still fun to walk around and look in the windows. Plus, the supermarket across the street has an awesome design.And we stopped in Erick, Oklahoma. Unfortunately the Sand Hills Curiosity Shop is closed so we didn’t get to meet Harley and Annabelle and see a live performance, but click on the link and you will see what could have been.Roger Miller was born in Erick, Oklahoma and I don’t think it was a coincidence that we later heard Chug-A-Lug on the radio. My husband knew EVERY SINGLE WORD. I’m not exactly sure who I married. I think there is a bit of bait and switch going on there.
The tiny town of Texola has seen better days. And just west of town is the Will Rogers Highway Marker. We then got into Shamrock, Texas. It is a strange place. It’s tiny and kind of run down. The town reminded both of us of Bonaire island in the Caribbean, but without the gorgeous water and scuba diving. And Bonaire doesn’t have the gorgeous Art Deco U-Drop Inn/Conoco Tower building.For dinner, we went to Big Vern’s Steakhouse. The mister loved it! And the homemade beer bread is awesome!The hotels/motels in Shamrock leave a bit to be desired. But I think I found the best at Sleep Inn and Suites , although the art is questionably hung and there were stray cats camping outside the front door.
Stay: Sleep Inn and Suites, 111 E 15th St, Shamrock, 79079, Texas