Sunday, February 20, 2011

Oklahoma Whale Watching

The Interstate between Oklahoma City and Tulsa is a toll Turnpike.  While fast and efficient, it’s also a pretty dull drive.   Since I wasn’t all that excited about returning to snowy, cold Chicago, I decided to take the slower scenic Route 66 road that parallels must of the Turnpike through northeast Oklahoma.

I saw some vintage Route 66 stuff, and plenty of small towns….













But the one roadside attraction I was REALLY wanting to see was, perhaps, the most outrageous Route 66 attraction of them all…the Blue Whale in Catoosa, Oklahoma just northeast of Tulsa.


There are some great stories about how this little park was created, and later, how it was renovated and brought back to it’s original splendor.  The park is no longer operational, but still is freely open for tourists to stop and photograph.





After this final diversion, it was time to put the rubber to the road and head on home.  Our final night of this 6-week adventure was spent the same way it began….at a Wal-Mart parking lot.   But this time, surprisingly, there was one other camper in the lot, and it just happened to be one of our old trailers, a T@B!
What a great end to a great trip!   Can’t wait to snowbird again next year!

1 comment:

  1. Blogger says this was posted 5 days ago but the date on your post says February 20, 2011. Is this messed up?


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