Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vintage Roadside: A jaunt across Oklahoma

After a warm and windy drive across the Oklahoma panhandle, we stopped just east of the New Mexico border to admire a lightning storm to the south of us. It was awesome, spectacular, all of the above...and the same lightning storm and torrential downpour we would shortly have to drive through.

We had originally planned to post a blog last night, but the aforementioned weather forced us to push on, hoping to miss the chance of snow we heard might follow on the heels of the storm. After 600 or so miles of driving, we landed in Grants with the storm behind us and the thought of sleep irresistible.

Which brings us to today's down and dirty double-feature: Eureka Springs, Arkansas to Enid, Oklahoma then Woodward, Oklahoma to Grants, New Mexico.

This blog, as the last, is text light and photo heavy. If you missed out on any of the preservation stories we highlighted on the first leg of our trip - Portland to Nashville - we encourage you to check out the first eight days of this road trip. We promise, you won't want to miss them!

On to the photos -

Eureka Springs, AR - historic downtown:

Eureka Springs, AR - Basin Park Hotel:

Eureka Springs, AR - Crescent Hotel (more on this preservation story later):

Inspiration Point, just west of Eureka Springs:

Springdale, AR:
Tulsa, OK - Daylight Donuts and rush hour traffic on Yale.

Skiatook, OK:

Pawnee, OK - Birthplace of Chester Gould, creator of Dick Tracy! Mural located at the corner of 6th & Harrison.

Perry, OK:

Christmas shopping taken care of in Enid, OK:

Be sure to check out our Facebook page for a fun road trip bonus offer!

Part 2 photos through the Oklahoma panhandle and New Mexico coming later today.

Jeff & Kelly
Vintage Roadside


Gunnar and Sherry said...

Love the Daylight Donuts sign! Awesome decay.

Vintage Roadside said...

Gunnar and Sherry - It's really lived a hard life hasn't it? It's been one of the more interesting ones we've seen this time out.