(1) photo taken with Nikoon...|
Today: departing Oklahoma City at 10:00am for an easy day's drive after visiting w/Aunt Jane, Janette & Susan the day before, and, heading for
Hot Springs AR... but wait... before we leave Oklahoma City... must drive by my grandparent's (my mom's parents) house where I spent a
LOT of time as a yut (youth), and, since I don't know if or when I'll ever be in front of 2524 NW 23rd Street again, or, if I am
if the house would still be there, a few photos that are all pretty much the same if you please.|
BTW, if you would like to see some old photos of this house, like in the 1940's, then check out the archives:
BTW, the albums that contained the photos that are currently contained in the archives were taken on this road trip and when
we got to my sister's place in Texas were swapped for another bunch on albums that follow those, so, check out the archives
again in the not too distant future for updates...
(2) photos taken with Cannon...|
... going east on I40 freeway... Oklahoma City skyline...|
... hey... Tinker AFB... I was born there in the 1st half of last century...|
... eyyyyyy... Cracker Barrel coming up...|
... typical Oklahoma country side... cruising in the fast lane w/cruise control set at 78mph in a 70mph zone|
~ "SAFE DRIVING AWARD" ~I've been told by a friend who is a highway patrol officer "if you are only going 7mph over the speed limit then no one will mess with you."
I've also been told WRT speeding by a metropolitan police officer "8 and you're great, 9 and you're mine."
Sooooo... I'm in the fast lane w/cruise control set on 78mph... see highway patrol officer parked in median... just cruise on by... oops...
"The reason I pulled you over is because you were going a little fast, 78 in a 70, driver's license and registration papers please."
... runs wants and warrants... there being none... "I'm giving you a warning because I need to prove to my boss that I'm really doing something out here,
slow it down and have a nice day." "Thank you very much."|
... rolling on at 70mph... in the slow lane...|
... still rolling on at 70mph... in the slow lane... |
... still in Oklahoma... still rolling at 70mph in the slow lane...|
... so long Oklahoma... crossing the Arkansas River... hello Arkansas...|
(3) photos taken with Cannon...|
... no interstate from Ft Smith to Hot Springs... US highways (w/speed limit 55) that go through lots of small towns...|
... soooo... backroads in to Hot Springs...
... lots of rebel flags here in the south...|
(4) photos taken with Cannon...|
... more US highway to Hot Springs photos by Sharon...|
... the Ozarks...
(5) photos taken with Cannon...|
... US70 to Rodeway Inn photos by Sharon...|
... we're here Richard... Hot Springs AR...
... arrive at Rodeway Inn 2892mi/5pm...|
MOTEL: Rodeway Inn HotSprings, Uturn @ CoySt->E Grand Av/US70 Bus.W.
1045 East Grand Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901 501.624.4681
great breakfast area:
"Recovering from knee replacement surgery, 1st floor room or elevator please, thank you"
King Room - Non-Smoking, Breakfast included, Free WiFi, Free parking
cable TV, microwave, refridgerator, A/C, coffee machine
REVIEW: Clean, economical, most satisfactory.
Leisure trip / Couple / King Room - Non-Smoking / Stayed 1 night
What could have been better? Wi-Fi workd but was slooooow
Most important to us is cleanliness - A+ on that, next in importance we liked the price,
the HARD (really high) king bed was GREAT for our backs, and other things we appreciated were breakfast
included in room rate, cable TV, free Wi-Fi and location; would stay here again.
Dinner at Cracker Barrel:|
S: shrimp,brocolli,backed potatoe,salad,biscuit,hot tea
R: fried cat fish,French fried okda,green beans,salad,biscuit,root beer
& had to buy flamingo pajammas in gift shop
... flyers picked up along the way...|
breakfast at Roadway Inn the next morning:|
(don't recall... dint record... seems like...)
S: English muffin w/jelly,OJ,coffee
... tomorrow... aligator farm, rock shops and hot springs...|