Hi guys! Lucy here. Guess what! I finally took my awesome road trip. I think I mentioned once that I wanted to drive down Route 66. Well guess what! I did it! I have to tell you, my rabbits and me were so excited about this trip. We started out on a Saturday and came back two weeks later. We began our journey in Santa Monica, California. I have never seen such cool stuff in my entire life. There was literally everything from amazing museums to a blue whale! And I went with my good friend from Honolulu, Steve Davison.
In California the bunnies and I stayed visited a real ghost town called Amboy. It was cool because movies have been made there. We also stopped to look at the Figueroa Street Tunnels. They are so beautiful. I love the architecture on them. It was sad that someone had put graffiti on them, but still to imagine that these were the very first four lane tunnels is very cool. We saw the Rose Bowl Stadium and the Dodger Stadium. We also visited Santa Monica pier, which of course the bunnies and me loved. The sunset was beautiful there.
Driving through Arizona was great. The sky seems to always be so perfect there. We saw Bearizona. Don’t worry. I was very careful with the rabbits here. The little bears were so cute. I kind of want to adopt a bear now. We did the Wild Ride Tour Bus which was fun because we saw so many great animals. I didn’t get to see the Bird’s of Prey show, but I bet it would have been awesome if I did. We also visited the Meteor Crater. Is it sad that I was hoping that an alien would come out while I was there? Maybe it is, but one didn’t come out. The place was super cool though, anyone who says the place is terrible, they are lying.
In New Mexico our trip got really exciting. We visited the Dinosaur museum in Tucumcari. This place is so cool. I wish we had dinosaurs today! While in Tucumcari we saw Tee Pee Curious. It’s a very cool place, it’s not often you see a tee pee attached to a building. In Santa Rosa we stopped at the blue hole. Wow, it’s so nice. I loved swimming in the blue hole. In Albuquerque we went to the American International Rattlesnake Museum. This place was so awesome. I love snakes, but the rabbits do not like snake. I’m sure you know why.
In Texas we saw a lot of really cool stores. I bought a pair of bunny ears at a very random gas station that I stopped at for gas. We stopped in Groom to see the Big Cross. Big isn’t even the word for this cross, this cross is huge. The statues around it are very well done. My rabbits felt at peace here and I felt very calm as well. In Conway we went to the Bug Ranch. It seemed silly to have those Volkswagen Beetles burned in the ground, but whatever make a good attraction I guess. In Amarillo we visited Cadillac Ranch. You know, opposed to bug ranch I could see how Cadillac Ranch is definitely art. The rabbits really liked it here as well. I spray painted our names on the hood on one of the Cadillac, so if you stop by there, see if it’s still there! We visited another ghost town in Texas called Glenrio. It wasn’t nearly as cool as Amboy, but it is still to see urban decay and a town with no people.
In Oklahoma I could no believe how many attractions they have on Route 66. I literally could have stopped in every town and found something awesome. In Commerce we went to see Mickey Mantle’s boyhood home and a statue dedicated to him. I sent pictures to my dad. I’m sure he really appreciated that. In Foyil we saw the world’s largest totem pole. That thing was really tall. The rabbits really liked it too. I bought some nuts in Claremore at the Nut House. I also got some fudge, but don’t tell anyone. I don’t want to hear how it went straight to my hips. In Catoosa we saw a blue whale that has been built over water and you can walk inside of it. In Arcadia we had some really weird soda at a place called Pops that has tons of different types of pop. We also saw a round barn here. Apparently according to the locals this barn is really old and withstands tornadoes because of it’s roundness. In Oklahoma we had to turn around and start to head home because we needed to make it back in time for me to go to work.
Our first night we spent in a hotel on the trip home was quite an experience. We stayed in a town called Yukon, right beside Oklahoma City. The people there were so friendly. I ate at a cute place called Fat ElvU.S. The food was super greasy and really good. I know, I know, straight to the hips, but the guy in the place actually looked like Elvis. Ha! It was very funny. I really loved this town. They actually have an old mill there and they have a Czech Festival the first Saturday in October. I think I might want to visit again so I can go to that festival. I know that my bunnies would love that. For breakfast we ate at the Miller Grill in Yukon. Let me tell you. I have never heard of an Indian Taco, but holy cow, everyone needs to try one of these things. Anyway, that basically concluded our trip. I was sad to go home, but it was definitely fun. I was able to see so many amazing things that I never imagined to see. I met amazing people who I hope to connect to in the future. They are so different from the people I am used to. I hope to one day travel the entire length of Route 66, one day I will. I know it!