After the Cowboy Museum, we had dinner at yet another iconic spot, The Cattlemen Steakhouse. This restaurant first opened it’s doors in 1910 – to put this in perspective, it opened almost 2 decades before sliced bread!) It is located in the Oklahoma City stockyards and is positioned on historic Route 66.
Howie ordered the T-bone (incidentally President Bush’s choice when he would eat there) and I ordered the petite filet – both exceptionally good. This is a place you will want to put on your “to do” list if you visit OKC.
One other thing before we get to our travel days…….OKC has a beautiful capital building which I wanted to share with you. Standing on top is a 17 foot bronze statue, The Guardian.
The next morning, we were on the road by 7 a.m. as we had 822 miles to our next destination, Gulf Shores, Alabama. We had planned to make this trip in two days – traveling in a motorhome ALWAYS takes longer than expected, so we estimated a half way spot to stay for the night. However, Howie was doing well driving so he opted to continue about another 1.5 hours further that first day. That had us going through 5 different states in one day! Howie was a driving machine, putting 537 miles behind us! (Sorry for a few blurry shots but we were on the MOVE!)
After a good nights rest at the Cracker Barrel, we were on the road again the next morning at 7 a.m. This was an “easy day” as we only had 287 to our destination Gulf Shores. This is a favorite place for us and we always end up here whether we’ve been west, east, or north.
Of course, along the way, we just had to stop at Buc-ee’s, the largest gas station. It’s an experience unto itself. We grabbed a couple of sandwiches (brisket and pulled pork) and hit the road again.
So we got there – safe and sound! We LOVE the Gulf State Park Campground – I’ll be writing more about this peaceful place in a future campground post.
Until we meet again…….HAPPY TRAILS!