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  • Day14

    Route 66 museum

    June 13, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌬 27 °C

    The road through Yukon plains was full of potholes!! Had a bumpy ride... To make matters worse there were strong cross winds!! There were times I almost flew off the bike... 🤣🤣 Stopped at Route 66 museum - finally saw the man who built the worlds bumpiest road - Mr Avery himself!!Read more

  • Day76

    Cafe Downtown Clinton

    November 6, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Yep! More lunch pictures. Actually, we've decided we need to take MORE photos as the coconut cream pie reminded us of the magnificent meringue we had had earlier in the trip but couldn't remember where. We scoured the blog, but uncharacteristically had not recorded it!

    The special for $6.00 was a delicious chicken cheese enchilada casserole with tortilla soup. We ASKED that the coconut cream pie be boxed to go, but they forgot and brought it out. Gordon couldn't wait. Friends don't let friends eat coconut cream pie alone. Neither of us was sorry. Except now that it's evening and we don't have any pie.
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  • Day76

    Oklahoma Route 66 Museum

    November 6, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    What a smashing museum. The minute I walked in the door we were met with memorabilia that is still fresh in my mind from family trips across country, including an old Phillips 66 gas pump. I saluted it for dad.

    They had separate exhibits by decade. The station wagon all tricked out with family vacation paraphernalia (cooler, pillows, stuffed animals) almost brought tears to my eyes. They had a real example of the prefab diners that a franchisee could buy for $5000 that popped up all along the route in the '50s. They were about as big as a bathroom ... 5 stools. But they got the job done.

    They had a special exhibit honoring the Oklahoma Highway Patrol which was brought into existence to watch over Route 66. We especially enjoyed the vintage video of the officer telling tales, for example about when he tucked his gun into his waistband and gut shot himself (and lived to tell the tale).

    One old gent, barely getting around on a cane, passed by us in the museum. I got the impression he had pumped gas in his day as he looked lovingly at an old pump and said, "I used to have one of those."
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  • Day76

    Mohawk Lodge Indian Store & Museum

    November 6, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Well this one was a real surprise. It was mentioned online as having genuine Indian crafts as well as a few counters of exhibits not for sale. First off, Google has the location wrong and we had to hunt around and make 3 U-turns to find it. Second, the sign on the door said it was open, but to knock and please be patient, they were old and took a while to get to the door. It DID take a while, and we almost left as it seemed a little off.

    Finally this kindly old gentleman (82 years old we later found out) shuffled to the door to let us in, greeting us with a handshake. The small single-room store was an absolute JUMBLE of antique and new Indian art from the area. Two shelves of antique beaded moccasins. A number of beaded buckskin dresses. A bear-claw necklace that had to be seen to be believed. His wife is Choctaw and Cherokee (I think) and is quite a collector.

    They had a wide assortment of Pendleton blankets with the traditional Indian designs. Apparently the Indians in the area give blankets away on a variety of occasions and are always buried in them, so the shop does a land office in sales. Pendleton told our host that the shop, which has been around since 1882, was their oldest customer.

    We would have loved to buy a lot of things there, but had to remind ourselves we were at a stage of life when we are trying to pare down, not collect. I did pick up a braid of sweetgrass which I intend to put up (or smudge) when I get home.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Clinton, كلينتون, Tséx-hótôxáha, کلینتن، اکلاهما, CSM, Клинтон, 73601, کلنٹن، اوکلاہوما