Our journey today took us from Oklahoma City to Rolla, Missouri. The I 44 East runs parallel to the historic Route 66. We were amused by the Billboards along the 66, beckoning us to leave the road and shop, eat or sleep. Here are some of the more interesting ads we saw along the highway: Walnut bowls, knives, fireworks, candy, fudge and chocolates, pottery, cheese, Zippo lighters, army surplus, picture frames, wine, chicks (at the Cackle Hatchery), 50 cent chicken wings (!), and Humble House motel rooms at $19.95 a night, not by the hour.
Speaking of hotel rooms, we have to put in a plug here for the Drury Hotel chain. We can't say enough about their friendly hospitality which includes free "Happy Hour" drinks (of the alcoholic kind) and free food like hot dogs, mac and cheese, baked potato, chicken and salad. Best of all, Drury is pet friendly and the rates are low. Did I mention the free hot breakfast too?