We left the Bell Cow lake campground and drove 1/12 hours to El Reno.
Here we stayed at the Lucky Star Casino for 2 nights. This was great as it was free with Full Hook-ups. You can stay free up to 4 nights. We did some gambling so I guess not so free for us. But we did win the second night, so we had a good time and was free.
We drove to Oklahoma City and saw the Giant Milk Bottle, a Route 66 icon from the 1930’s.
From there to the Oklahoma City National Memorial, (Oklahoma City bombing in 1995)which was very somber.
They have the Gates of Time , one on each end (moment of destruction to moment of recovery), the Reflecting Pond (this was once the road in front of the building) and most moving The Field of Empty Chairs (168 of them with the names on the chairs, and they are placed in the rows (representing the floor they lost their lives and are placed where on that floor they lost their lives. Most moving is seeing the children’s chairs, for the children who lost their lives while in the daycare). This is a must see if you are in Oklahoma City.
Off next to the town of Weatherford. We had breakfast at Lucilles Roadhouse Diner,
Cute diner and good food. Then to Lucilles Service station in Hydro. This is a Route 66 icon and from 1929. It was run by Lucille Hamon, known as the mother of The Mother Road. It is one of only two thrust porch and live over style stations left on Route 66.
Cherokee Trading Post – Geary
Next we took the dogs to a great dog park at On Cue (also a gas station and convenience store. Great place to stop if need gas and dogs need a break). It is in the town of Yukon. (Home of Garth Brooks).
Sids Diner- El Reno
(The town is famous for Fried Onion Burger, and it was delicious. Sids has been featured on Food Network, and definitely
worth a stop. Marty the owner is wonderful and coming out with a book titled ” The Burger Boy on Route 66 “.
We are now headed to Elk City. We score another free campsite, this time at the Elk Lake City Park, with water and electric, and on the lake. Up to 4 free nights. As we drove to the park, we noticed a lot of destruction. Come to find out they had a F2 tornado in May. We hung at campsite and Bob fished.
Our second day in Elk City, we shopped the downtown district, then had lunch at Country Dove Tea Room (yes, a tea room), but the are famous for their French Silk Pie, so I Knew I could get Bob to go as he loves this pie. We also ate lunch which was one of the best lunches ever. It was Chicken Avacado on a Crossaint, potato soup and their version of jello. Bob had the French Silk pie and I had cheesecake. The service was excellent. This is a must stop, if in Elk City. After lunch we stopped at the National Route 66 Museum. Cost $5.00 to go thru and worth the money. It shows the eight states of Route 66 and its journey. Off to Sayre to antique store, then back to campsite to relax.
Today we leave the Elk City Lake campground (they also offer free RV dump station in town) and head off to Route 66 Texas.
First stop is the town of Shamrock, and the famous U Drop Inn.