After a good night’s rest it’s time to hit the road again. Today we go from Clinton, Oklahoma into the secon largest state in the United States, Texas. We get going on the road and after a brief breakfast we stop in Elk City for a look around the national route 66 museum. This is a wonderful museum and gives a great history of both the road itself and the cities it helped create. Many towns wouldn’t even exist if it wasn’t for route 66. This was very evident once the route was bypassed by the interstate system. Many towns almost entirely disappeared once the new interstate came through the area, sometimes turning a thriving community into a deserted ghost-town. After the museum we comtinue on toward Shamrock, Texas. The home to one of the most beautiful art-deco service stations remaining on the route. We stop at the old
Now that's a big steak!
This trip I was feeling brave and attempted it, with the emotional and financial backing of the group I undertook this monumental task. I started out well and with a steady pace I made excellent progress, I had almost completely finished the steak, and was still feeling good, but unfortunatly time ran out. I would have been able to eat it all, just not in one hour. I still finished all the food however, just to spite them! I’ve never been so full in all my life! Maybe I’ll do it next time through in September, wish me luck. After (a very, very, filling) dinner it’s back to the hotel for a good night’s rest.