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By Austin Tackett
Deep within all of us lies the call of the road. As Americans it comes natural; we love cars, exploration, history, and bizarre novelty attractions (just check out www.roadsideamerica.com if you don’t believe me). Our great state happens to be a top notch place to fulfill every one of these time tested passions, and with such a diverse landscape you’re bound to end up somewhere that fits your picky inner Magellan perfectly. Just grab a map, load up the I-pod, snag a few Big-Gulps and you’re well upon your way!
I recently decided to take a short trip along highway Highway 177 in the hopes of showing off my old stomping grounds to a close friend named James, who coincidentally has been in need of a little small town charm. We started our journey in
The stretch of highway located on 177 South between
On our way we stumbled upon
Back on the road we passed an interesting sculpture of a large butterfly perched on a gigantic hand located in plain sight from the highway. I found this incredible piece of roadside art to be so fascinating, I ended up screeching my tires a little as I tried to pull over in time to take pictures – James may never trust my driving again.
We arrived in
With very little cash and a few hours of driving I managed to have quite the memorable afternoon. We drove home stuffed and happy, with a few new stories to tell. It’s always a pleasure to be on the road, and in the midst of adventure.
We’ll be keeping the great road trip ideas coming next month, but if you have any travel tips that you’d like to share with us or any other feed back write us at Roadtrips@travelok.com. For more information on how to plan your next road trip adventure, make sure to check out the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department’s website, www.travelok.com or by calling the Oklahoma Travel Experts at 1-800-652-6552.