Reporting from Claremore, OK.
We started in Pauls Valley, and saw the daily Amtrak come through the rainy station.
But the real reason we were there was the Toy and Action Figure Museum. This guy has an ENORMOUS collection, organized by room and genre.
Later, we stopped in Norman, OK to add to our collection of TV stars in bronze. This time it was the late James Garner of Maverick and Rockford Files fame.
Then it was off to Oklahoma City for our third capitol building of the tour. We were very impressed with the Louisiana and Texas sites—Oklahoma, not so much. Parking was almost nonexistent, the building is under construction, and someone had the genius idea of inviting the local high school jazz orchestra to perform in a marbled rotunda. We were there for about 10 minutes.
Mindy did a search for “fried pies in OKC” and found this place. Just a small lunch…
We also tried to visit the OKC memorial, but again, parking not really an option. Oh, well—I didn’t want to be depressed anyway. We did see a giant toothbrush, though.
Moving on to Route 66 (where you can apparently get your kicks) and “Pops”, a convenience store/soda emporium.
Once we made it to Tulsa, we found the “East Meets West” tableau, showing old and new transportation in an impass.
OK, it took quite a while to transfer this all over hotel wifi, so more tomorrow.