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Greetings From Finn's Motel!

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Our Thanksgiving weekend is being spent cruising Route 66 into Oklahoma. We took most of US 40 through Illinois after getting a late start Thursday afternoon. We'll be leaving Finn's Motel here in St. James, MO shortly and resume our journey west into the Sooner State. We probably won't get much beyond Oklahoma City. Looking forward to visiting AR Forum member and matchmaker extraordinaire Laurel Kane's Afton Station, most likely on Saturday. Another place we're looking forward to is out near Jim Ross in Arcadia, OK called Pops, which has just about every soda known to exist. It hadn't been built the last time we were through there, which has been 3 or 4 years ago.

 

We had been planning this weekend around a trip to the Atlanta, GA area to do some hunting for filming locations for "My Cousin Vinny", but the weather wasn't going to be cooperating, so we decided to head west. The weather out here looks promising, so we shouldn't run into any issues.

 

As for Finn's, it's not a bad little place for $38 for 2 bodies. Unfortunately the cool old neon sign that you can find on Google doesn't exist any longer and was replaced by a generic plastic one.

 

We'll provide updates as internet connections allow. Hope you all have a great weekend!

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Our Thanksgiving weekend is being spent cruising Route 66 into Oklahoma. We took most of US 40 through Illinois after getting a late start Thursday afternoon. We'll be leaving Finn's Motel here in St. James, MO shortly and resume our journey west into the Sooner State. We probably won't get much beyond Oklahoma City. Looking forward to visiting AR Forum member and matchmaker extraordinaire Laurel Kane's Afton Station, most likely on Saturday. Another place we're looking forward to is out near Jim Ross in Arcadia, OK called Pops, which has just about every soda known to exist. It hadn't been built the last time we were through there, which has been 3 or 4 years ago.

 

We had been planning this weekend around a trip to the Atlanta, GA area to do some hunting for filming locations for "My Cousin Vinny", but the weather wasn't going to be cooperating, so we decided to head west. The weather out here looks promising, so we shouldn't run into any issues.

 

As for Finn's, it's not a bad little place for $38 for 2 bodies. Unfortunately the cool old neon sign that you can find on Google doesn't exist any longer and was replaced by a generic plastic one.

 

We'll provide updates as internet connections allow. Hope you all have a great weekend!

 

Pat and Jennifer,

 

Thanks for the weekend good wishes, and keep the road stories coming for those of us at home while a spouse does the black Friday thing!

 

Keep the Show on the Road!

 

Dave

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Sounds like a good one. Pops was just days away from opening when I was there. Of course, Afton Station has been just days away from opening each time I've been there :D Give Laurel and all the Okie roadies a Cincinnati hello.

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It turned out to be a really good trip! Since we didn't have a destination to worry about, we took our time on this trip and that made it all the more worthwhile. Unfortunately we didn't see Jim Ross or Laurel Kane, but we did meet some new folks along the way, including John Hargrove, who was the subject of Johnny V's "66 Kicks!" installment in AR magazine recently. And Pops is a MUST STOP. Good food, good photo opps, and a slew of carbonated goodness! We walked out of there with 4 6-packs of various colas, root beers, and other drinks that are hard to find. All the details can be found in blog form here.

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I've somehow managed to miss John Hargrove's but will certainly try not to let that happen again. Too bad you missed Laurel & Jim (& McJerry?) but a most excellent trip anyway.

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