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Day 5, Th April 10 Oklahoma PDF Print E-mail
Written by Judy   
Monday, 14 April 2008 21:57

We're in Oklahoma, after our short trip through Kansas it's still overcast, cold and very windy.

Had a great day, put on 208 miles one of our longest days so far.

This is the historic Coleman Theatre, opening night was in 1929 6 months before

the great depression. Money was no object for the builder of this theater, gold

paint was used throughout, it was very opulent. Some of the early acts included Will

Rogers, Tom Mix and the Three Stooges. 

They allowed these guys to perform on stage. From the left is Paul, Doug,

John, Joe, Roy, Bob, Jim, and Dennis.

But the highlight of the evening were these gals, from the left we have Judy, Jan, Joan,

Kathy, Mary Carol and Cindy.

After that preformance this is were we all ended up.

This is the worlds tallest Totem Pole, and it's right here in Foyil, OK. Built in 1948

it took the sculptor 11 years. There are several other smaller pieces located

throughout Totem Pole Park.

The Blue Whale is located in Catoosa, OK. This was a typical roadside attraction

for many years on Route 66. You can no longer swim in the pond, it's just a

park now.

The sun had finally come out for a couple hours then was suddenly engulfed by

a fog that turned out to be dust from the cotton fields in Texas. Yuk.

One of our last stops beore evening set in was the Round Barn in Arcadia, OK. It was

built in 1898.

Day 6, Friday 4/11 Oklahoma PDF Print E-mail
Written by Judy   
Tuesday, 15 April 2008 20:30

If you haven't figured it out yet I am way behind in maintaining the website. The main

problem has been time. We are going from early morning till late night most days.

The other issue is internet speed, the Wi Fi connections have been dial up slow.

So thanks for being patient.

This section is from Oklahoma City to Sayre, Ok. which differs from the itinerary.

Today is a beautiful sunny day but still cold and very windy.

This is the Oklahoma City National Memorial in remembrance of the 168 Americans

killed on 4/19/1995. There are 2 identical ends, one says 9:01 the other 9:03,

representing one minute before the bombing and the other the minute after,

with the the reflecting pool the moment of the bombing.

The chairs represent each victim. There are 9 rows which represent the 9 floors

of the building, each persons chair is positioned in the row that corresponds to

the floor they were on at the time of the bombing.



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