Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Day 2

It was definitely an eventful day. I left the hotel at almost 8 am and headed to see if I could find the Bonnie and Clyde house from which they made their famous escape under a storm of flying lead.  I pitched in the location into my gps but no luck.  I didn't recognize the  house when I got to the address. I  circled around several times with negative results so instead I filled up my 4.2 gallon tank with premium and headed off to Broken Arrow where I spent a couple of hours with my niece, her husband and her new baby boy.

Then I headed for Midwest City by way of the turnpike. I got off in Bistrow and took a great scenic ride on old 66. The ride was fantastic.  I stopped in Arcadia and visited Pops,  home to over 700 flavors of soda. I picked up a Pops ball cap for Seth and a treat for myself.  I had heard and read about Moxie soda and had even seen advertisements from the 40's and 50's for this long forgotten soda but I had never seen it in the stores until now. I didn't even know they still made it. The taste is like a cola with a bit of caramel that seems to be infused with some other unknown substance which to me is somewhat indescribable. Not bad. 

Then down Hwy 35.  This was the most intense ride through big city traffic so far. 

After checking into Best Western and meeting up with a friend I visited the Oklahoma City bombing memorial. If you ever get a chance to go there, do. I felt an extreme sense of sadness as I walked the grounds. I remember watching the events as reported on television. To be right on the grounds where so many people died is a very sobering and somber experience.

It was a good day. It was a good ride. I have a little bit of laundry in the machine here at the hotel and I'm just waiting for it's completion.
It's almost time to pack up and head out.


  1. Enjoying your daily posts! Praying for safety and good weather for the rest of your trip �� Aunt Joni

  2. Tows the seat working out? Enjoying the posts.

    1. The seat is working just fine. The bag helps out too, as a back rest. I appreciate the loan. I am going to have to get one of those.

  3. Be careful my friend! But, have fun!