What A Day!

It seems like the only song that comes to mind is the lyrics to the musical, Oklahoma! while driving through the state. But for the kids, it was “get your kicks on Route 66”! Can’t tell you how many times we heard that…

We got our first taste of back roads on Old Route 66. Fitting with the road, we made a visit to one of the 2 Route 66 museums, where we took a decade by decade tour of the history of the road.
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It was neat to see the pride of the original store owners, in spite of the larger highways that caused visitors to bypass their cities. (We know all about this, thanks to Gigup and the many hours that we’ve watched the movie, Cars!)
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Of course, we had to leave our mark 🙂
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When we stopped to get gas, we met a nice family from Valdosta GA, traveling to Colorado Springs. Anyone with a GA tag, William is going to make a way to talk to them 🙂
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At the entrance to Texas, they caught up to us and gave a friendly honk, which seemed to imply, “safe travels, good to meet you”. This only seemed right as the motto of the state is “Drive Friendly”!
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Our first stop in Texas was a great representation of the state of Texas: a huge cross! The lady in the gift shop said that the cross is 60 stories high, which seemed heard to believe until we looked at this picture of the kids, standing next to it.
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It was exhilarating to see our kids looking at the statues, around the cross, and to see them have a good understanding of what it all meant. Even, Gigup said that “God died on the cross” 🙂 We knew he meant Jesus but it made us all smile!
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The drive through Texas was relatively short considering that we drove through the top. So, it was shocking to meet another Georgian so quickly at the acclaimed Cadillac Ranch.
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Her name was Kelli Price, she is a photographer and she captured a picture of our family with our tag on one of the cars (Kelly came prepared with spray paint, in hand).
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For lunch, we made sure to try Whataburger, which many said was a must in Texas!
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William, however, was not impressed because he said it tasted just like a McDonald’s hamburger!

For dinner, we rolled in style and surprised the kids with a limo ride to The Big Texan, the home of the 72 oz. steak that’s free, if you eat it in an hour.
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While there, there was a lad who attempted to give it a go. Although he gave it a fair effort, he could not finish the meal, which comprised of the 72oz. steak, a loaded baked potato, a salad, a roll, and 3 shrimp cocktails.
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Kelly knew she couldn’t go to Texas and NOT get steak, she opted for the smaller 8oz. sirloin!
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The kids were knocked out after such a busy day…and it carried over onto this morning.
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Texas is a gorgeous state! And, the weather was perfect (76 was the high)… we even had to turn on the heat this morning because it was in the 50s! Captured these pics of the sunrise… pictures do it no justice!
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We’re starting to get in to the picturesque part of the country. Which involves a lot of driving, we’re hoping that our kids’ interest will still be peaked and that we will make wise gas decisions! Please continue to pray for us and for safe travels 🙂
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Author: Thomas6Travels

We're a little family who loves to travel!

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