Monday, January 11, 2016

First Time In Missouri

In February 2006 we were still wandering around with no particular destination. We left the Cedar Valley RV Park in Guthrie, OK on Thursday, February 2, 2006 and made a short 135 mile trip to Bartlesville, OK where we settled in the Riverside RV Park. The park was not much to look at, but it was a Passport America park and the price was $12 per day,

The weather was cool and the drive was pleasant with Kathi and I listening to music as we traversed the rolling hills on the back roads of Oklahoma. We left Guthrie on I-35 moving north, then turned east on OK 81 to Stillwater. We moved to US 177 moving NE until the road changed to US 412 which we stayed on until we reached Hallett. We left Hallett on OK 99 north through Cleveland, Hominy and Wynona. At Barnsdall we took OK 123 into Bartlesville.

Since we only had a short drive and started early in the morning, we had some time to look around Bartlesville in the afternoon. We found Montana Mike's steak house and decided to give it a try. We both had rib-eyes with baked potatoes and the meal was delicious. The steak was cooked to our liking and very tender and juicy. I recommend Montana Mike's if you are in the area and want a good meal.

Friday we found a Super Walmart and did some grocery shopping. The weather was still great and it was a nice day to be outside. We did hear a weather report on the radio that said the temperature would be much lower in the evening. We were having fun and we did not care about the weather.

We went back to Montana Mike's on Saturday and Kathi did not like her meal as much as our first time there. I had chicken fried steak and thought my meal was okay, but not as good as their rib-eye.

We drove around Bartlesville, which did not take long. Many of the building were named after the Phillips family. We assumed it was the Phillips Petroleum people. It was much cooler with sunshine during the day and we expected the temperature to be in the twenties in the evening.

Sunday we moved on down the road to the Stage Stop RV Park in Ozark, MO. This was another Passport America park and the price was $16 per day. Our route for the trip was US 60 east, switching to I-44 at Miami, MO. We left I-44 just east of Springfield and moved SE on MO 360, US 60 and US 65 to Ozark. Some of the roads were narrow, but it did not detract from us enjoying being on the road. While we drove we discussed moving a little further south to escape the cold weather. We put off the decision until time to plan the next leg of our journey.

Branson was only about 25 miles from Ozark, so that will be the topic of my next post.


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