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15 Apr 2009 14:55 #13222 by Pat Leahy
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Mike and Joan, glad to hear you made the stop at Lambert's (Home of the Thro'd rolls). Not only is the food great, the entertainment of pitching rolls by the staff to customers (sometimes up to 100') will keep you on your toes not to get hit. Many of the staff are high school baseball players, so they get their off season practice there. Kathy and I have been to all three locations. Hope the trip continues on a positive note.

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16 Apr 2009 00:39 #13229 by auburn-kid
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Joan, you are amazing! From my experience with that surgery, the last place I would want to be is jostling around in an old car. I hope your recovery is speedy so that you can enjoy the remainder of your trip.

I wish you happy, safe travels, and lots of sunshine! I am enjoying your posts from the road and can't wait to hear more about your adventures!

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16 Apr 2009 01:41 #13231 by jhcarlady
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009 ? day 7

We left Springfield, MO this morning around 9 AM after a big breakfast. The Day?s Inn was owner managed; he was out mowing the lawn when we came in and struck up a conversation with Mike while he washed the car. He was a very friendly fellow who really took pride in his hotel.

We took continued on I-44 to Carthage, MO. It is a quaint little Route 66 town where they make Precious Moments figurines and have a chapel (?big gift shop?) dedicated to them. After going there, we drove downtown and looked at the courthouse and historic homes. We continued west into Kansas on 166 and stopped at a local chicken diner.
Mike had chicken and I had catfish while we talked to the locals about cars and the ice storm that hit the local pecan farm a couple of years ago. (Farm was about a thousand acres?stretching from Kansas into Oklahoma). Everyone thinks our Ford is really fine!

Our Garmin seemed to want to go a different way than we did, so we ignored her most of the day. It was a nice day for touring - one thermometer read 81. After lunch, we meandered to the southwest, aiming for Oklahoma City by way of Bartlesville. Around 6:30 PM, we found a hotel in Bristow, OK and decided to call it a night. We stopped at the local Subway and split a sub for supper. Mike lubed the car in the quiet of the hotel parking lot. It?s supposed to rain again tomorrow, so the cover is on for the night.

Gas Tally
6.424 1.849 $ 11.88 Carthage, MO
5.135 2.059 $10.57 Coffeyville, KS
6.302 1.799 $11.34 Pawhuska, OK
6.096 1.899 $ 11.58 Bristow, OK
$ 45.37

Food Tally
water Kum& Go $ 1.62
lunch Deb's $ 18.11 Chetopah, KS
Sub Subway $ 5.45
ice cream Subway $ 1.41
$ 26.59

Carolyn Inn - Bristow, OK $63.00



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16 Apr 2009 06:10 #13235 by Bill Hummel
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I am glad the trip is going well for you.

Shelli and I will see you in OKC tomorrow. I am not bringing my Cabriolet. I still have no eyesight in my right eye until my cataract gets fixed in May.

I don't have the guts to pull a trailer with one eye, and Shelli doesn't want to pull the trailer for some reason.

Sherri Haynes and Shelli and I are hopping on Southwest and will be in OKC by 3pm.

See you then!

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16 Apr 2009 15:40 #13237 by Auburn1Pat
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Hi Mike and Joan,
Wow! I am certainly impressed with your determination to go forward no matter what is handed to you. I don't know of too many ladies that would continue a cross country trip after having surgery. Mike, you'd better treat Joan extremely well. We hope you are enjoying the trip even with these hiccups. Maybe, we'll cross paths as we take off on our Lincoln Highway trip next Sunday. Take care and have a wonderful time at the Texas (OK) meet and beyond, and see you when you get back.
Pat and Al

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16 Apr 2009 22:08 #13240 by Tom_Parkinson
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I am REALLY impressed with your fortitude!

Interesting comment about how your "Ford" is well-liked. The first mis-nomer I got with my 812 was from some guy at a Toll Road plaza who declared that I was all wet: this car was an Oldsmobile. He KNEW, because he had had one just like it!

I declined to ask him upon which planet he had had that Olds... <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->

Continue safely on your trip!

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