Friday, February 17, 2012

Fun Friday: Road! Road!

Today was the first of several road trips we'll be taking while I'm working on an article on places to see along Route 66. When I said we were taking a road trip, Alice started singing this.

Our first stop was the Cabin Creek Civil War Battlefield, located smack dab in the middle of nowhere. If I hadn't spent half an hour studying Google Maps last night, we would have missed the turn.

The creek!

There is not currently a whole lot out there, including restrooms, but the kids enjoyed exploring and running.

Since this is what my kids are probably going to remember the most, I'm including this picture of a deer leg. Alice still isn't sure what to make of it.

We headed back west for a stop at the World's Largest Totem Pole. This place is so awesome.

We stayed for a couple of hours and the kids never got bored.

A note from Ed Galloway, the man who built the totem pole.

There is also the Fiddle House, a little museum and gift shop. Mr. Galloway made all of these fiddles. When his students were in World War II, many of them sent him different kinds of wood to carve from wherever they were sent.

No wardrobe is complete without a World Largest Totem Pole t-shirt. Jack and Alice both put them on immediately.

We finished up by going on the walking trails.

After all of that, we got home with 10 minutes to spare before heading to my grandma's for dinner. We're all a little tired tonight!

Thanks so much to my friend Rachel, who is always willing to load up her kids and drive out to some random place with us!
Don't forget to check out this week's post at MetroFamily!

1 comment:

Amber said...

You make Oklahoma look so cool. :-)