Began with a long drive from Little Rock, AR to Edmond, OK. We finally got on Route 66 once we reached Tulsa, OK!
Once we arrived in Edmond, Oklahoma we had to rush to get to evening church. We really wanted to go because the Edmond, OK Life Church is the original Life Church location. We have been attending the Life Church in Wellington, Florida and we love it! The fact that Bend doesn’t have a Life Church makes me kinda sad.
After church we drove about 20 minutes into Oklahoma City to the Bricktown area. This was a really cool area with lots of shops and restaurants and this cute little river canal. We ended up eating dinner at Earl’s BBQ. I had the pulled pork sandwich and corn on the cob. It was delicious!
After dinner we headed back to the hotel and called it a night. I don’t know why, but driving all day is exhausting! Wes and I have been taking turns driving, and even if I get a nap in the car on the way, I have been so tired at night.
Overall we really liked Oklahoma City!
When we woke up in Edmond, OK it was raining, so we decided to head out of town. But, we did drive by the Stockyards area just to take a look around. We weren’t really impressed, but heard that Cattleman’s Steakhouse in that area is really good! If we ever come back to Oklahoma City we will have to give it a try.
We drove from Edmond, OK to Albuquerque, NM. It was about a 9-hour drive.
We got on and off Route 66 along the way. It is really hard to stay on Route 66 because it’s a small road that goes through towns. It probably would have taken 12+ hours if we stayed on it longer. We would jump on the interstate between places we wanted to see on Route 66.
One place we stopped on Route 66 was Sid’s Diner in Oklahoma. We had heard that this was a popular spot and was actually featured on the show Man Vs Food. Wes ordered a cheeseburger, fries, and chocolate milkshake and I got a grilled cheese and chocolate milkshake. We weren’t impressed at all with the food, but the milkshakes were really good.
Luckily our two dogs, Linkin and Story do pretty good in the car. Linkin likes to lay on the floor-board and sleep the whole time, so it works out for Story to have the seat to herself.
Another Route 66 stop in Amarillo, TX was at Cadillac Ranch. It was really strange to see about 9 Cadillac cars sticking up out of the ground. We kinda expected to be the only ones there, but there were actually a lot of people there taking pictures and spray-painting the cars.
I even got a plank picture there for my #pushupandplank challenge!
Continuing the drive West from Amarillo, TX to Albuquerque, NM it was amazing to see all the land! Sometimes in Florida I felt so crowded by people and buildings, so it was so refreshing to see how much undeveloped land there really is in the United States! It was beautiful.
The last two days have been filled with a lot of driving. We have been entertaining ourselves by listening to the Serial podcast. We finished the series today and I am so sad! We’re going to have to find another way to entertain ourselves for the rest of the drive.
Once we got to Albuquerque, we went to dinner at Frontier Restaurant across the street from The University of New Mexico. The restaurant is famous for their cinnamon rolls, and even though it was dinner, I still got one. It did not disappoint! I am going to be dreaming about that cinnamon roll!
Any suggestions for roadtrip entertainment?
Have you listened to the Serial podcast? What did you think?
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