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Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
« on: December 29, 2014, 07:13:05 PM »
The Will Rogers Travel Plaza has been closed for months but now back in buisness!






That is just about as exciting as it gets on a December day on the turnpike :D
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Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2014, 07:24:16 PM »
What.......no long drawn out tribute to the state's most famous man?
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Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2014, 10:12:59 PM »
Thanka mucha GJ. And to think I cudda missed it...

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Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
« Reply #3 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

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Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
« Reply #4 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
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Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
« Reply #5 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 .

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Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
« Reply #6 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

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Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
« Reply #7 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 .

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Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
« Reply #8 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??
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Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
« Reply #9 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??
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Yeah , good grief , just like being in NY or NJ  ;D That's vurt da ferk  :D

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Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
« Reply #10 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:


But most of my memories are of its turn as the world's largest McDonald's:


The current design is not impressing me as an improvement over either of those.
Then again, when I was watching Predator I didn't think two members of its cast would become governors, either. So you never know.

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Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2014, 12:44:15 AM »
world's biggest McDonalds.........a t one time
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Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
« Reply #12 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.
Then again, when I was watching Predator I didn't think two members of its cast would become governors, either. So you never know.

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Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2014, 10:27:07 PM »
Wasn there a Howard Johnson over that years ago?
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Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
« Reply #14 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 .

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Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
« Reply #15 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.

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« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2014, 12:45:57 PM »
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« Reply #17 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?

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Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
« Reply #18 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.
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Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
« Reply #19 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)
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Re: Good news for Okies! A state landmark has been re-opened
« Reply #20 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.
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