Thursday, January 31, 2013

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum - Great Place to Visit

Oklahoma Route 66 Musuem in Clinton, Oklahoma is a great place to visit.
Get Your Kicks On Route 66
They change some of the displays on a regular basis.
I am all about all things Route 66,
but this guy below is REALLY a Route 66 nut.
Hope you have enjoyed these five blog posts about the
Oklahoma Route 66 Museum.
Plan a Route 66 trip of your own one of these days...



Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Oklahoma Route 66 - Peace and Love

These vehicles made me laugh...
what were they thinking?
Station wagons...were so cool back in the day.
Peace and Love on Route 66
Awesome old cameras.
I loved drive-in movies as a child and taking my children.



Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Oklahoma Route 66 - Travel and Eating

Lee Way Transport was one of the early Trucking Companies.
This car was so shiny the floor is reflected on it!
Lots of neon lighting in the museum:)
Ice Cream Fountain
Tribute to the "diner" in this nook was so cool.
The Juke box was so beautiful.
Pop Hicks Restaurant - Clinton, Oklahoma
Pop Hicks burned and all that is left is the tile floor.
These Photos are NOT at the Museum...
I took these before they tore down the foundation of the building. 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Oklahoma Route 66 - Early Days

The Mother Road began in Chicago, the historical gateway to the West, travel through St. Louis, Missouri, Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Amarillo, Texas, Tucumcari and Gallup, New Mexico, Holbrook and Flagstaff, Arizona and finally to Barstow and Los Angeles, California covering roughly 2,400 miles.
Travel was not the most comfortable going across the country,
 on the narrow cement two lane road. 
The vehicles would over heat crossing the dessert, so a water bag was needed.
Travelers loaded everything they could get in their vehicle to make the move west.
Displays of various service station items are found at the museum.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum Clinton, Oklahoma

At the beginning of the month I shared the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas with you. Now, I would like to share my tour of the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum...I LOVE all things Route 66. Pieces of the original Mother Road can still be found running through Weatherford, Oklahoma where we live. I will share some of my favorite things I saw at the Clinton, Oklahoma museum over the next few days. Hope you enjoy the tour through my eyes:)
I found this information about the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum on their website.

Museum History

The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum is operated by The Oklahoma Historical Society, a state agency. The museum was originally opened to the public in 1968 as the Museum of the Western Trails, operated by the Oklahoma Industrial Trust and Recreation Department (which later became the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation). In 1991 the museum was transferred to OHS. In 1993 plans began for a redevelopment of the museum in order to focus on transportation and Route 66. The project was funded with federal, state and private funds, with the citizens of Clinton (population approximately 10,000) raising over $200,000.00.
The museum officially opened on September 23, 1995, as the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum with a grand opening celebration in Clinton including car shows, free live entertainment, a rock’n roll dance and many other activities.
Exhibits begin with “The World’s Largest Curio Cabinet,” home of special treasures collected from along the route. An audio tour written and narrated by Michael Wallis, author of Route 66: The Mother Road, will guide visitors through six decades of Route 66 history. Along the way visitors see vehicles and listen to music while they experience the history and culture of each decade concerning road construction, transportation, lodging, restaurants, garages, curio shops, attractions, and other artifacts, graphics, and videos. At the end of their trip down the “Main Street of America,” visitors catch their breath in the drive-in theater, before stopping in the “Curio” gift shop with its wide selection of signs, books, videos, clothing, toys, games and numerous other mementos, of Route 66 and the Museum.
My photos from inside the museum...
 More to come....keep reading tomorrow

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Spicy Scalloped Potatoes

Spicy Scalloped Potatoes...EASY
Thinly slice peeled potatoes
3 or 4 depending on the size
Thinly slice peeled onion
Sliced Cheese
Can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
Milk, Salt and Pepper
Sliced Jalapeno Peppers
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease or spray the inside of 9 X 13 baking dish
Layer potatoes, onion, cheese, jalapeno peppers
Repeat layers until you fill the baking dish
Mix Cream of mushroom Soup with 1/2 can of milk, salt and pepper.
Pour over the top of the layered potatoes, etc.
Top with sliced jalapeno peppers for design if desired.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes to hour until potatoes are done.
(May take longer if the pan is really full.)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday Foto

Today's Friday Foto was taken by my niece, Hayley.
This is one of many she captured during their family trip to Louisiana.
Hayley is awesome and so are her photos.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Great Granddaughter turns 5

Today our beautiful Great Granddaughter turns 5 years old!
Ava and Dad
 Ava and Mom
Two Pretty Girls!
Ava and Gma

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Lasley Peanuts - Eakly, Oklahoma

Welcome to the Lasley Family Farm, near Eakly, Oklahoma. Our peanuts are home grown and our peanut products are home made by our family members. Visit our site: 

Made in Oklahoma!
Lasley Family Farm, LLC
PO Bx 415
Eakly, Ok. 73033
Kitchen, 405-797-3698