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Title: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: Guzzistajohn on December 29, 2014, 07:13:05 PM
The Will Rogers Travel Plaza has been closed for months but now back in buisness!
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag65/guzzistajohn/WillRogers036_zps4405d043.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/guzzistajohn/media/WillRogers036_zps4405d043.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag65/guzzistajohn/WillRogers022_zps4bd667c9.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/guzzistajohn/media/WillRogers022_zps4bd667c9.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag65/guzzistajohn/WillRogers021_zps94bd6a30.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/guzzistajohn/media/WillRogers021_zps94bd6a30.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag65/guzzistajohn/WillRogers023_zps31aabde9.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/guzzistajohn/media/WillRogers023_zps31aabde9.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag65/guzzistajohn/WillRogers024_zpsb8ab4c64.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/guzzistajohn/media/WillRogers024_zpsb8ab4c64.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag65/guzzistajohn/WillRogers032_zps1df50b13.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/guzzistajohn/media/WillRogers032_zps1df50b13.jpg.html)
That is just about as exciting as it gets on a December day on the turnpike :D
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: Guzzistajohn on December 29, 2014, 07:24:16 PM
What.......no long drawn out tribute to the state's most famous man?
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: Spuddy on December 29, 2014, 10:12:59 PM
Thanka mucha GJ. And to think I cudda missed it...

Spuddy
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: rodekyll on December 29, 2014, 10:15:27 PM
On a related note, the lights for the ballfield at the 4-way are on.  Nobody is there, either.    :bike
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: Guzzistajohn on December 29, 2014, 10:23:30 PM
Yes Sir, That's really bending the fun meter I know ::) Don't know 'bout you all but I'm ready for spring, and some sunshine ;-T
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: oldbike54 on December 29, 2014, 10:23:41 PM
On a related note, the lights for the ballfield at the 4-way are on.  Nobody is there, either.    :bike

 Maybe they are expecting visitors from another Solar system  ;D Actually , we are quite proud of our Will , and I appreciate John taking the time to take and post pics . My comment was directed at our highway robbery system in Oklahoma , commonly known as the Oklahoma turnpike authority .

  Dusty
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: rodekyll on December 29, 2014, 10:28:43 PM
My comment wasn't based on Will Rogers.  I never met the guy, but I understand that if I had, he would have liked me.

I was just noticing that the only identifiable figure in any picture was LEAVING, and the parking lot was empty.   :D
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: oldbike54 on December 29, 2014, 10:38:31 PM
My comment wasn't based on Will Rogers.  I never met the guy, but I understand that if I had, he would have liked me.

I was just noticing that the only identifiable figure in any picture was LEAVING, and the parking lot was empty.   :D

Never met him either , which isn't so strange when one realizes he died in 1935  ::) I did attend a speech given by Will Junior in the '70's . He said the famous quote was misunderstood , plenty of folks his dad didn't like after he got to know them , just not upon first meeting them  ;D Pretty sure he would have still liked you RK even after knowing you for a bit . Will was the largest media star of his day , we could use someone like him now .

  Dusty
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: Guzzistajohn on December 29, 2014, 10:43:08 PM
Actually the place was pretty busy RK. And I know what you're saying Dusty, the round trip to Yukon cost me $18.30 today.  $1.15 for the kilpatrick twp? Vert da ferk??  $1.15??
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: oldbike54 on December 29, 2014, 10:52:42 PM
Actually the place was pretty busy RK. And I know what you're saying Dusty, the round trip to Yukon cost me $18.30 today.  $1.15 for the kilpatrick twp? Vert da ferk??  $1.15??
for
Yeah , good grief , just like being in NY or NJ  ;D That's vurt da ferk  :D

  Dusty
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: cj750 on December 29, 2014, 11:22:27 PM
Perhaps it looks better in person, but from the pictures, I have to wonder where the millions that were supposedly spent on renovations actually went.

I vaguely remember when it was the "glass House" restaurant, and looked like this:
(https://www.cardcow.com/images/set397/card00625_fr.jpg)

But most of my memories are of its turn as the world's largest McDonald's:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6e/VinitaMCD_Parking.JPG/1280px-VinitaMCD_Parking.JPG)

The current design is not impressing me as an improvement over either of those.
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: LowRyter on December 30, 2014, 12:44:15 AM
world's biggest McDonalds.........a t one time
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: cj750 on December 30, 2014, 10:38:23 AM

I hope management of the new facility continues to allow local high schools to host proms there.

Would be a shame if the old "You might be an Okie if your Senior Prom was held at a McDonalds" bit was no longer true.
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: Stephen on December 30, 2014, 10:27:07 PM
Wasn there a Howard Johnson over that years ago?
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: oldbike54 on December 30, 2014, 10:35:47 PM
Wasn there a Howard Johnson over that years ago?

Yes , HoJo was the restaurant chain on all of the Okie turnpikes in the 60's early 70's .

  Dusty
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: bacongrease on December 31, 2014, 10:02:35 AM
I hope management of the new facility continues to allow local high schools to host proms there.

Would be a shame if the old "You might be an Okie if your Senior Prom was held at a McDonalds" bit was no longer true.



     I went to a prom there...another lifetime ago.
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: nunzio on December 31, 2014, 12:45:57 PM
Nobody spoke the Truth more often than Will Rogers back in his day!!...Alan
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: Montana via Mandello on January 01, 2015, 12:51:55 AM
Thinking of Will Rogers, I have to wonder if anyone could ever hit his status again as a universal pundit of American culture and politics. Are we now too divided and jaded for this to happen?
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: trippah on January 01, 2015, 09:58:52 AM
How did they fit all three cars on that highway at the same time?  Thank heavens we don't have such  problems here in the Nor'east.
Happy trails ;D
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: Guzzistajohn on January 01, 2015, 10:06:20 AM
Yes we're happy you nor-easters have all that extra highway space over there. Interstate 44-40 is the road formerly known as Route 66 and you can still drive it without someone on your bumper (most of the time)
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: rocker59 on January 01, 2015, 11:11:52 AM
Perhaps it looks better in person, but from the pictures, I have to wonder where the millions that were supposedly spent on renovations actually went.
 

I'm just glad it wasn't torn down.  Pretty cool throwback to the Golden Age of Motoring.
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: bacongrease on February 07, 2021, 10:00:20 PM
went to a prom there.......  :clock:
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: LowRyter on February 07, 2021, 10:05:07 PM
how did you dig this thread up?
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: twowheeladdict on February 08, 2021, 09:14:22 AM
My comment wasn't based on Will Rogers.  I never met the guy, but I understand that if I had, he would have liked me.

I was just noticing that the only identifiable figure in any picture was LEAVING, and the parking lot was empty.   :D

The highway looked empty too.  I avoid toll roads as much as humanly possible and when i saw that this plaza is on a road between Tulsa and St. Louis I know I will never have an occasion to travel on it anyway. 

Glad to see that tolls paid for the travel plaza instead of taxes. 
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: Two Checks on February 08, 2021, 09:21:19 AM
If I'm not mistaken tolls go to maintaining the turnpike, not the general fund.
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: LowRyter on February 08, 2021, 09:53:39 AM
The highway looked empty too.  I avoid toll roads as much as humanly possible and when i saw that this plaza is on a road between Tulsa and St. Louis I know I will never have an occasion to travel on it anyway. 

Glad to see that tolls paid for the travel plaza instead of taxes.

I hate toll roads and I live here.  But that stretch has no real alternative route that doesn't add many hours to your trip.  So if you are on the road from Tulsa to Mizzery border, that's about it.
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: twowheeladdict on February 08, 2021, 12:32:37 PM
If I'm not mistaken tolls go to maintaining the turnpike, not the general fund.

Thanks for agreeing with me.   :thumb:
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: keuka4884 on February 09, 2021, 06:09:41 PM
The busiest McDonalds I know of is the one in Gettysburg in the summer. One of those places where you hear many languages spoken. I strongly recommend do not go there in the summer.
I learned just recently that one of the biggest reasons Pickett's charge failed was that the Union cavalry manning the round top all had Sharps carbines.
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: ozarquebus on February 10, 2021, 06:57:37 AM
Unfortunately, tolls are by the axle and a motorcycle has the same number of axles as a car.
I never met a toll I liked.
(https://i.ibb.co/PTMT9Bg/5944230e068d9-image.jpg) (https://ibb.co/PTMT9Bg)
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: kirby1923 on February 10, 2021, 09:18:46 AM
On a related note, the lights for the ballfield at the 4-way are on.  Nobody is there, either.    :bike


Howdy RK,
Good to see you haven't fallen prey to some nefarious virus or other calamity.

:-)
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: Guzzistajohn on February 10, 2021, 09:48:42 AM

Howdy RK,
Good to see you haven't fallen prey to some nefarious virus or other calamity.

:-)

Mike,

This thread was created in 2014, RK got mad and ran off or got ran off a long time ago.

But how YOU doin?

JS
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: kirby1923 on February 10, 2021, 05:20:16 PM
OOPS,
I uh..travel a lot and when ever I get a chance to check the WG site its sometimes (most times) a brief encounter so I sometimes miss important details..like what the date of the post is.

A thousand pardons...

Will keep moving as it makes for a more difficult target. Otherwise business as usual, civilization is around here somewhere (I'm told).

Thanks for asking John,

I hear spring is near?? for you guys.

:-)
Title: Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
Post by: travelingbyguzzi on February 11, 2021, 08:43:09 AM
What.......no long drawn out tribute to the state's most famous man?

The Okie from Muskogee?