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…
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!)
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.
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!
William, however, was not impressed because he said it tasted just like a McDonald’s hamburger!
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.
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!
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 🙂