Route 66 Day 9 Bentonville, Ak – Lebanon, Mo

Day 9 Bentonville, Ak – Lebanon, Mo

Consistency is proving to be important in our daily events. Yesterday it was the fire department showing up at our Oklahoma City motel following a Tornado strike to free guests stuck in the elevators when the power went out. Today it was the fire department arriving after the motel fire alarm went off at 5:30 am. The good news was that it was only a cooking fire caused by guest using the stove in their room .¬† I guess that can happen when you’re frying kale in bacon grease and pouring Velvetta over it.

We said goodbye to Bensonville (galactic Hq. of Walmart) in a light rain and headed to Joplin, Mo to pick up route 66.

Slipped through Joplin on 66 and continued to be amazed by the beauty of the landscape, rural farms and old Americana towns.

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Carthage, Mo

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Red Oak II
Took the time to stop at Red Oak II outside of Carthage. It’s a town that has been relocated and restored. This is a must see if you’re ever in this neck of the woods.

In a addition to the buildings that have been restored  there are a number of junk metal and wood sculptures, old cars, a WWII Bomber and more.

Images of Red Oak II

School Marm House

Blacksmith

Junk Metal Bi-Plane Sculpture

Bi-Plane Hood Ornament

General Store



Junk Metal Sculpture

Belle Starr House

Red Oak II Cemetery

Garfield Wylie Cabin

Otis Cabin

Furey The Black Stallion

WWII Bomber


Junk Metal Sculpture

Wood Wagon Airplane Sculpture

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Spencer, Mo
Spencer Gas Station and Bridge

Found Spencer’s closed for the season but were able to take some pics of the gas station and the old iron bridge.




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Gay Parita, Mo
Gary’s Gay Parita Sinclair Gas Station





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took the route 66 bi-pass around Springfield and stopped for the night at the famous Munger Moss Motel in Lebanon. Tomorrow St. Louis:-)

What a day!!