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Route 66 Day 3: Chandler to Amarillo

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The crazy thing about trying to recount our trip, I’ve come to realize, is that on each day we packed so much in—as many adventures as could usually fill a whole series of blog posts and galleries—that it’s all a bit overwhelming to gather, recount, and relive. But what the heck, let’s give it a shot. 😌

To start us out, Henry writes,

We stayed the night in Chandler, OK, in the Lincoln Motel, which was right on Route 66. In the morning we visited the “Route 66 Interpretive Center.” We also visited an old Phillips 66 gas station. 

After fueling up at a fun 50’s-themed diner & scoring a few Legos at the thrift store in Chandler, we dropped the top for our first real time cruising down Route 66. Check it out!

We stopped off at a neat motorcycle museum in Seaba Station, followed by the famous Round Barn in Arcadia:

Here, join us for an epic spin around the barn! Tap the video below to play:

From there, Hen writes, “We went to Oklahoma City and went to the awesome train museum (with a Frisco F-unit).”

Of course no trip to Oklahoma would be complete without “cooling off” at Braum’s Ice Cream, which Hen & I cheerfully did following our museum visit. Afterwards, Hen writes,

On the way to Amarillo we visited Slug Bug Ranch, which had a handful of VW Beetles dug into the ground next to some abandoned (spray-paint-covered) gas & motel buildings.

We stayed at the Big Texan hotel/restaurant, and we slept in an awesome cowboy/wild-west-themed room. 

We like to think that the Miata met its big, longhorn-sporting brother. 🥰

And with that, we fell asleep, as exhausted as you must be reading this & seeing all the photos!

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