Travel Day: OKC to Phillipsburg, MO

Posted by on September 16, 2018

We pulled out of the Roadrunner RV Park about 7:50 am.  We had 332 miles to travel…not too bad.  I’m not quite sure why Michael wanted to leave so early but he did.. so we did.

We headed north on I-35 and then hit I-44 heading east.  Traffic was light and it was really kind of peaceful driving.

Hello….Jot ’em Down Store…this is Lum & Abner!

Something we do to wile away the time while on the road is either listen to an audiobook or listen to ‘Lum & Abner’ radio broadcasts on CD.  Lum & Abner’ was a popular radio show from 1931 h 1954.

We fell in love with them a few years ago when we stopped at the Lum & Abner museum in Pine Ridge, Arkansas.  I picked up a couple of CDs then and we enjoyed them so much that I’ve purchased several seasons on CD from Amazon since then.  Just light-hearted fun.
We recently finished Stephen King’s ‘Cell’ and we’re currently listening to Lum and Abner volume 5 which was recorded between January 21, 1943 to March 24, 1943…36 episodes that last about 15 minutes each.

Great resting spot

Just before hitting Tulsa we made a stop at a truck parking are along the side of the interstate to use the bathroom.  Nice area with trees lining it.  Would have made a nice place to enjoy lunch at Kelly’s Kitchen…but much too early I. The day for that.

Fun to watch the traffic go by as you enjoy your lunch

Despite the fact that I had ‘packed’ a lunch for us we stopped at the Vinita ‘Over the Road‘ service plaza for lunch.  For some reason my legs were uncomfortable and I needed to get out of the truck.

The service plaza dates back to 1957 and according to the signs inside the plaza its the oldest ‘over the road restaurant in the country.  It was originally the ‘Glass House Restaurant’ and was renamed the ‘Will Rogers Archway’ in 2014 when it was renovated.

No…it’s not the garbage on the table…it’s the behind…behind me

There was a McDonald’s and a Subway at the rest area so we got lunch and relaxed for a good long while.  The only downfall to the stop was the young lady (I use that term very loosely) who was napping behind me.  I’m sure she made her Mama proud.

Home for the night. Site 30 at the Happy Trails RV Park.

The rest of the trip was uneventful and we pulled into the Happy Trails RV Park in Phillipsburg, MO about 2:35 pm.  We were already paid up so it was just a matter of being escorted to our site by the very friendly, Courtney.  She showed us to site 30, a nice, long pull through that allowed us to stay hitched up for our overnight stay.

By 2:50 pm, we we’re lounging in our recliners watching an episode of The Last Alaskans.  Sure is awesome to carry your home wherever you go.
Before we hit the road in the morning, I’d take a package of spaghetti sauce out of the freezer so all I had to do for dinner was cook some pasta and hit up the sauce and we were enjoying a nice home-cooked meal on a travel day.
We finished off the day with a movie from the DVR.  This one was a 2017 British movie, The Sense of an Ending.  The movie started out a bit slow but by the end it turned out to be a pretty good movie.

2 Responses to Travel Day: OKC to Phillipsburg, MO

  1. Cheri Peine

    We used to love stopping at The Glass House, as did my kids. Less than an hour from where I grew up. My uncle used to fly into the airport there and take his passengers to McDonald’s. His grandkids, neices, and nephews loved it!

    It really is awesome bringing your home with you… love it!!

    • Kelly

      Thanks for sharing your memories, Cheri! I wish I’d taken a bit more time to read the information that they had posted.

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