Friday, May 18, 2012

More on our trip

After lunch at the Mexican restaurant, we got back on the bus and drove a few miles to Tiger Safari, a privately owned and operated zoo about five miles southeast of Tuttle.  Being a private operation, it lacked the conveniences of a city or state operated zoo.  It was pretty bare-bones.  Walkways were dirt paths.  They had maybe 30 to 40 species of animals there.  It was pretty hit and miss -- lions, tigers, monkeys, and a cockatoo.  We saw some baby tigers born just a few days earlier.  There eyes were not yet open.

Once back on the bus, we headed toward Tulsa.  The bus took the Wellston exit and we went west to Arcadia.  Arcadia is the home of Pops, a store noted for its wide offering in soda beverages.  The giant stylized soda bottle in front has become an Oklahoma icon.  It is best viewed at night when it is illuminated with colored lights.  Google it and you can see what I mean.  I have been there on three occasions, but all three were in the day time.  During the day it appears white.  Also in Arcadia is the Red Round Barn, also on Route 66.  We drove past the barn but did not go inside.  I bought a tee shirt with a drawing of the barn on the back of the shirt.

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