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Hello Genki Friends!  Following up with our travels from yesterday, today I would like to share our adventures traveling from Rolla, Missouri on to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Our path was the historical Route 66 the entire way, only we are not going for gold.

Places of Interest Shown in the Video:

Below are all of the locations we visited, shown in the video, plus a few we missed due to the heavy rainfall creating dangerous driving conditions.  We drove Route 66 from Illinois to California.

  1. City of Uranus, Missouri, 14400 HWY Z.  Take I-44, ext 163, follow the path for around 1/2 mile.  This is definitely worth the detour from the main road for the giggles.  There is an easy path back on to I-44 (Route 66).
  2. Hubble Telescope Replica 140 S. Clay St. Marshfield, MO.  I-44, ext 100.  This is a few blocks down the road but if you want to see the replica and a traditional American city.
  3. Wind Turbine Blade Display: 522 W. Rainey Ave, Weatherford, OK


  1. Green and Grilled 8547 N. Rockwell Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73132
  2. The Red Cup 3122 N. Classen Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73118; We had really looked forward to this restaurant however it was closed early due to the weather, according to a posted door sign.  As we sat in the parking lot looking for another eatery, there was a handful of other disappointed cars turning around looking for more places.
  3. Pho Thai Nyugen 3221 Classen Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73118.  This was a location we found by just driving down the road, I read Pho and had to have it. Thankfully Genki Husband obliged.  The staff was super friendly and helpful in getting our order 100% vegan.  It turned out our find was a treasure chest and they served the most delicious pho we have had to-date.  Definitely a go-to restaurant!  (serves meat too if that’s your thing)


  1. Country Inn and Suites 13501 Memorial Park Dr. Oklahoma City, OK 73120  This was the best hotel we stayed at the entire trip.  It is a bit hard to navigate, as it is new and the roads aren’t clearly marked.  Follow your GPS and it will take you there even if it doesn’t look like the correct path.  Animal-friendly, cats and dogs okay.

Do you have any other locations to add to the list? Leave your comments below.