Route 66 Photos: Day 5

On Day five we said good-bye to my aunt and uncle as we left Chandler, Oklahoma. Seeing them twice in one summer feels nothing short of miraculous. I am not sure when I will be back through again, but it was great to see them twice in such a short time.

Our first stop was just down the road in Arcadia. This round barn has been a stop on my Oklahoma tours since I was a kid. It needs a coat of paint, but other than that, it looks just like it did in 1999 when I stopped here with a gaggle of relatives.
If you lie on the floor of the barn and look up, this is what you see.
Ever fancied dancing in a barn? It is sometimes rented out for parties.
Who needs to rent the barn to dance and have fun? My cousins in 1999.
Visiting a Route 66 museum in Elk City, Oklahoma.
The museum housed a number of buildings and exhibits.
Passing through Erick, Texas the hometown of both Sheb Wooley (“Purple People Eater”) and Roger Miller (“King of the Road”), we spied the Sand Hill Curiosity Shop near the Roger Miller Museum.
Lunch on the Oklahoma-Texas border. The owner sells her paintings, a variety of menu items, and all the necessities of a convenience store. There is little else on this stretch of road, so I imagine she gets a fair amount of business.
Day five ended in Amarillo at the Big Texan Motel. It was — as expected — a tourist trap of epic proportions. You may have heard of the place, as it is famous for advertising a free 72-ounce steak* (*That is, if you eat the steak, a salad, a baked potato, a prawn cocktail, and a bread roll. Oh, and you have to do it in an hour. And the contest is forfeit if you throw up before you reach the parking lot).