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John_Wayne
06-10-2012, 10:56 PM
Isn't the Nimitz museum on the way? Isn't there a German influenced area where you can get good German food just off of I-35? My wife and I like to visit historical and military museums and battlefields.


The last time we went to Dallas, we stopped in OKC to see the bombing memorial, stopped in Dallas to see where Kennedy was shot, went to San Antonio to see the Alamo, went to Houston for fun, visited the San Jacinto battlefield and the battleship Texas, then drove back to Dallas for the rest of the week. We made up our own history tour of the state of Tx. It was a really fun trip. I'd like to hit more historical locations again. But, we don't have the time or money to deviate from I-35 or Dallas as much as we did the last time. But, I would take a day to drive an hour or two out of the way to see something really worthwhile. So, World War II in the Pacific museum (Nimitz museum) is probably where we'll go. If the German area is south of Dallas, we might go there for some food as long as it isn't too far past Dallas. I would take 69 or another route, but we plan to visit friends in OKC.

Rain Man
06-10-2012, 11:34 PM
America's interstate highway system is a wasteland of fast-food and mid-priced value chains whose food is tested on rhesus monkeys in industrial kitchens in St. Paul, Minnesota. Take a small highway and stop in the towns that are off the beaten path.

Douche Baggins
06-10-2012, 11:34 PM
http://www.billanddoe.com/June%202009/slides/Glass%20McDonalds%20over%20Interstate.jpg

Douche Baggins
06-10-2012, 11:37 PM
Ah, that's coming from Missouri. I guess you're shit out of luck, because that's the greatest McDonalds in the universe.

Bowser
06-10-2012, 11:45 PM
Isn't that McDonalds on I-44?


And no, there is nothing of note on I-35. To boot, the stretch between KC and Emporia may actually be the worst stretch of interstate anywhere, ever.

crazycoffey
06-10-2012, 11:47 PM
Nope, lock the doors and drive.

Miles
06-11-2012, 12:06 AM
Isn't that McDonalds on I-44?


And no, there is nothing of note on I-35. To boot, the stretch between KC and Emporia may actually be the worst stretch of interstate anywhere, ever.

Salina to Denver on I-70 is amazingly bad.

AustinChief
06-11-2012, 12:59 AM
Nope, lock the doors and drive.

pretty much. I have made that drive dozens upon dozens of times and can't think of ANYTHING worth stopping for. I guess you could stop at the Knute Rockne Memorial Food Plaza near Emporia. There's also a the Winstar Casino right before you cross the Red River into Texas.

Otherwise, nada.

AustinChief
06-11-2012, 01:00 AM
Isn't the Nimitz museum on the way? Isn't there a German influenced area where you can get good German food just off of I-35? My wife and I like to visit historical and military museums and battlefields.

The Czech and German areas are WAY further south. One is between Dallas and Waco the other is south of Austin. (which is where the Nimitz Museum is.. and about an hour WEST of 35)

crazycoffey
06-11-2012, 01:11 AM
Isn't that McDonalds on I-44?


And no, there is nothing of note on I-35. To boot, the stretch between KC and Emporia may actually be the worst stretch of interstate anywhere, ever.

Ah, that's coming from Missouri. I guess you're shit out of luck, because that's the greatest McDonalds in the universe.

Clay is such a dipshit, he doesn't know the difference between 44 and 35. ROFL. What a dumbass. I wonder if he knows 35 goes from st Louis to chicago too.....

BryanBusby
06-11-2012, 01:11 AM
http://www.billanddoe.com/June%202009/slides/Glass%20McDonalds%20over%20Interstate.jpg

Fuck that nasty food, make sure to stop for some cheap gas.

Douche Baggins
06-11-2012, 01:15 AM
Clay is such a dipshit, he doesn't know the difference between 44 and 35. ROFL. What a dumbass. I wonder if he knows 35 goes from st Louis to chicago too.....

I corrected myself in about 2 seconds, so please eat shit.

crazycoffey
06-11-2012, 01:21 AM
I corrected myself in about 2 seconds, so please eat shit.

Your dad said the same thing. Its too late to correct either abomination.

Douche Baggins
06-11-2012, 01:21 AM
You're not funny. Please stop trying.

crazycoffey
06-11-2012, 01:36 AM
You're not funny. Please stop trying.

I did a search for best comebacks. Calling someone not funny is pretty high on the list. Good job, you win the internet.

Douche Baggins
06-11-2012, 01:47 AM
It's not a comeback. I'm just telling you, your post was terrible. It made you look stupid. Literally no one here thought it was funny. So, why make it? Consider these facts.

crazycoffey
06-11-2012, 01:58 AM
:facepalm: the dumb is strong in you. Internet badass wins again. There's literally nothing clay can't do.

crazycoffey
06-11-2012, 01:59 AM
Clay is CPs chuck norris.

crazycoffey
06-11-2012, 02:01 AM
Clay is austinchief's and Al Gore's love child

Douche Baggins
06-11-2012, 02:06 AM
I didn't win anything. I lost (we all did) as soon as I made a tiny error and you decided to jump into this thread, pounce on my error like a school bully, and pollute it with your idiot posts.

AustinChief
06-11-2012, 02:42 AM
Clay is austinchief's and Al Gore's love child

DUDE! uncool, man. What the hell did I do to deserve being associated with either Clay OR Al Gore! That's just mean.

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Bob Dole
06-11-2012, 04:48 AM
The Czech and German areas are WAY further south. One is between Dallas and Waco ...

Kolache Heaven.

Bob Dole
06-11-2012, 04:56 AM
Back to the point... Bob Dole would rather just take Highway 69 South than the wasteland of I-35. You'd also pass within a mile of the Ft. Scott National Historic Site, and be a 40 minute round trip from the Bushwhacker Museum.

suzzer99
06-11-2012, 05:40 AM
http://www.billanddoe.com/June%202009/slides/Glass%20McDonalds%20over%20Interstate.jpg

I remember when this was a Howard Johnson's. Nothing more fun as a kid.

bevischief
06-11-2012, 06:17 AM
http://www.billanddoe.com/June%202009/slides/Glass%20McDonalds%20over%20Interstate.jpg

Screw that I want those gas prices.

bevischief
06-11-2012, 06:18 AM
Isn't that McDonalds on I-44?


And no, there is nothing of note on I-35. To boot, the stretch between KC and Emporia may actually be the worst stretch of interstate anywhere, ever.

You have never been to North Dakota...

blaise
06-11-2012, 06:19 AM
Back to the point... Bob Dole would rather just take Highway 69 South than the wasteland of I-35. You'd also pass within a mile of the Ft. Scott National Historic Site, and be a 40 minute round trip from the Bushwhacker Museum.

That's what I do. I have to make that drive fairly often. Driving on 35 just makes me tired. At least on 69 you see some lakes or something.

The only thing you really pass on 35 is Turner Falls, but I wouldn't take a detour for it.

bevischief
06-11-2012, 06:22 AM
Back to the point... Bob Dole would rather just take Highway 69 South than the wasteland of I-35. You'd also pass within a mile of the Ft. Scott National Historic Site, and be a 40 minute round trip from the Bushwhacker Museum.

69 is a lot better drive than I35.

blaise
06-11-2012, 06:23 AM
You just have to watch for cops more on 69. Some of those towns have someone pulled over every time I drive through them.

PunkinDrublic
06-11-2012, 06:38 AM
I always see this sign in Pauls Valley, OK for a place called the action figure museum. It's about 20 miles or so north of the red river off 35.

Archie F. Swin
06-11-2012, 06:49 AM
If you've never been to OKC, might want to reserve a few hours to look around. The Oklahoma City Bombing National Memorial is beautiful tribute to the people who died there. The memorial is a just a few minutes from the Bricktown entertainment district, and with the NBA finals going on, would be buzzing with people (I would think). You'll drive through a whisper of scenery as you near Ardmore, Oklahoma while you drive through the Arbuckle range. Winstar World Casino, just north of the Red River, is one of the largest casinos in the nation. There is a lovely German town just west of I35 on US 82 called Muenster, Texas. Great German market and a few restaurants.

Bob Dole
06-11-2012, 06:50 AM
There are also quite a few historical markers for the Marais des Cygnes Massacre and related north of Fort Scott.

http://byways.org/explore/byways/2096/travel.html

loochy
06-11-2012, 07:00 AM
If you've never been to OKC, might want to reserve a few hours to look around. The Oklahoma City Bombing National Memorial is beautiful tribute to the people who died there. The memorial is a just a few minutes from the Bricktown entertainment district, and with the NBA finals going on, would be buzzing with people (I would think). You'll drive through a whisper of scenery as you near Ardmore, Oklahoma while you drive through the Arbuckle range. Winstar World Casino, just north of the Red River, is one of the largest casinos in the nation. There is a lovely German town just west of I35 on US 82 called Muenster, Texas. Great German market and a few restaurants.

I was going to recommend the OKC museum too.

Archie F. Swin
06-11-2012, 07:07 AM
Cool place in Arcadia, OK

http://route66.com/

Buehler445
06-11-2012, 07:14 AM
If you're hungry at Emporia get off and go to Bobby Ds Merchant Street BBQ. It is excellent.

The only other thing is the William Allen White house. If you care about that. (I don't but I took the tour anyway). There is some neat stuff around Emporia but it really isn't worth stopping for.

Archie F. Swin
06-11-2012, 07:20 AM
If you need a restaurant recommendation in Oklahoma city, just PM me.

Predarat
06-11-2012, 07:46 AM
Arbuckle Wilderness used to be cool, its off 35 in Oklahoma. But I am seeing reports of it being over priced and ran down.

Reading more about Arbuckle Wilderness, I heard not only is it ran down but they neglect the animals. Not a good place at all anymore.

crazycoffey
06-11-2012, 07:47 AM
DUDE! uncool, man. What the hell did I do to deserve being associated with either Clay OR Al Gore! That's just mean.

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Just a little poke your direction. Lol. Actually its a play on what gonzo said about clay being your mult and they guy we see in pictures or at functions is an actor you hired.

You just have to watch for cops more on 69. Some of those towns have someone pulled over every time I drive through them.

Muskogee. (Sp?) I used to make the drive often, and 69 was the way I drove. But in muskogee, first wife had an accident and two speeding tickets there. Sister in law got arrested and I got two tickets too. All different times of course, but even now I never stop or speed in muskogee. Just get through it as quick as possible without making any waves.

Deberg_1990
06-11-2012, 07:59 AM
There are plenty of Braums along 35 in Oklahoma

John_Wayne
06-11-2012, 08:36 AM
The Czech and German areas are WAY further south. One is between Dallas and Waco the other is south of Austin. (which is where the Nimitz Museum is.. and about an hour WEST of 35) I think we've been to the German area. I remember buying Kolaches. The Nimitz museum will be worth the drive. We plan to go.

John_Wayne
06-11-2012, 08:37 AM
It's not a comeback. I'm just telling you, your post was terrible. It made you look stupid. Literally no one here thought it was funny. So, why make it? Consider these facts. I chuckled. It wasn't much of a slam, as CP slams go.

John_Wayne
06-11-2012, 08:40 AM
If you've never been to OKC, might want to reserve a few hours to look around. The Oklahoma City Bombing National Memorial is beautiful tribute to the people who died there. The memorial is a just a few minutes from the Bricktown entertainment district, and with the NBA finals going on, would be buzzing with people (I would think). You'll drive through a whisper of scenery as you near Ardmore, Oklahoma while you drive through the Arbuckle range. Winstar World Casino, just north of the Red River, is one of the largest casinos in the nation. There is a lovely German town just west of I35 on US 82 called Muenster, Texas. Great German market and a few restaurants.

We are going through OKC. We have friends there. We'll stop in OKC for a day. We've been to the memorial and plan to go again. I'll look for Muenster, Tx. Sounds good to me.

Archie F. Swin
06-11-2012, 08:45 AM
We are going through OKC. We have friends there. We'll stop in OKC for a day. We've been to the memorial and plan to go again. I'll look for Muenster, Tx. Sounds good to me.

http://www.muensterchamber.com/

John_Wayne
06-11-2012, 08:48 AM
The last time we went to Dallas, we stopped in OKC to see the bombing memorial, stopped in Dallas to see where Kennedy was shot, went to San Antonio to see the Alamo, went to Houston for fun, visited the San Jacinto battlefield and the battleship Texas, then drove back to Dallas for the rest of the week. We made up our own history tour of the state of Tx. It was a really fun trip. I'd like to hit more historical locations again. But, we don't have the time or money to deviate from I-35 or Dallas as much as we did the last time. But, I would take a day to drive an hour or two out of the way to see something really worthwhile. So, World War II in the Pacific museum (Nimitz museum) is probably where we'll go. If the German area is south of Dallas, we might go there for some food as long as it isn't too far past Dallas. I would take 69 or another route, but we plan to visit friends in OKC.

John_Wayne
06-11-2012, 08:55 AM
I wonder if there are any diners, drive-ins or dives along the way? I'll have to look that up.

Bob Dole
06-11-2012, 09:51 AM
If the German area is south of Dallas, we might go there for some food as long as it isn't too far past Dallas.

West, TX is almost to Waco.

Archie F. Swin
06-11-2012, 10:00 AM
My family had a great meal at this place about a half hour east of I-35 (north of Denton, TX)
http://clarksoutpost.com/

tredadda
06-11-2012, 10:29 AM
KC to Denver on I-70 is amazingly bad.

FYP

Reerun_KC
06-11-2012, 10:37 AM
I will take KC to Denver over KC to STL anytime... Nothing is worse than that beat up meth road thru Missouri...

tredadda
06-11-2012, 11:17 AM
I will take KC to Denver over KC to STL anytime... Nothing is worse than that beat up meth road thru Missouri...

You and about 6 other people in this country. Everyone else would agree that driving through Kansas is far worse. I guess that if you didn't have a hate for Missouri you would see that too.

ct
06-11-2012, 12:47 PM
Salina to Denver on I-70 is amazingly bad.

this

mr. tegu
06-11-2012, 12:51 PM
I hear this guy has a few games coming up soon.

http://smtdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/kevin-durant-.jpg

BigChiefFan
06-11-2012, 02:13 PM
It's not right off of I-35, but a slight detour in Paola, Kansas and there's an excellent German Restaurant called Beethoven's which is really good. It's owned by a guy and his wife who are from Germany.

John_Wayne
06-11-2012, 02:33 PM
It's not right off of I-35, but a slight detour in Paola, Kansas and there's an excellent German Restaurant called Beethoven's which is really good. It's owned by a guy and his wife who are from Germany. I might try that some time.

BigChiefFan
06-11-2012, 02:35 PM
I might try that some time.

I recommend it. It's a nice, clean place, with really good food. It's about 20 minutes from South Olathe.

otherstar
06-11-2012, 02:59 PM
The Nimitz museum is in Fredricksburg and it's about a 5 hour drive SOUTH of Dallas and WEST of Austin. It's way past Waco. The town of West, on I-35 is about an hour and a half south of Dallas on I-35. West is known for Kolache's, etc.

There really isn't much between Dallas and KC on I-35 (I've made that drive LOTS of times in the last 17 years).

AustinChief
06-11-2012, 03:32 PM
The Nimitz museum is in Fredricksburg and it's about a 5 hour drive SOUTH of Dallas and WEST of Austin. It's way past Waco. The town of West, on I-35 is about an hour and a half south of Dallas on I-35. West is known for Kolache's, etc.

There really isn't much between Dallas and KC on I-35 (I've made that drive LOTS of times in the last 17 years).

Exactly. When I said it was way further SOUTH then an hour west of 35.. I didn't specify... but yeah total time past Dallas is 5 hours or so. There really isn't anything worth seeing "around" Dallas. Your best bet is to get to DFW and see what is there. (Ft Worth isn't terrible)

NewChief
06-11-2012, 03:47 PM
I will take KC to Denver over KC to STL anytime... Nothing is worse than that beat up meth road thru Missouri...

Ugh. Seriously. KC to Denver on I70 is so bad that we used to go up to I80 through Nebraska/WY and drop down to Ft. Collins sometimes just to avoid the boredom of that stretch of highway. It was a little longer, but not nearly as boring.

Buehler445
06-11-2012, 04:01 PM
Ugh. Seriously. KC to Denver on I70 is so bad that we used to go up to I80 through Nebraska/WY and drop down to Ft. Collins sometimes just to avoid the boredom of that stretch of highway. It was a little longer, but not nearly as boring.

Are you fucking me? IT'S THE SAME DAMN THING. Plus it is 2 hours out of the way. And I will tell you one thing, the Stretch between Sidney and Cheyenne is every bit as bad as any stretch in Kansas.

NewChief
06-11-2012, 04:06 PM
Are you ****ing me? IT'S THE SAME DAMN THING. Plus it is 2 hours out of the way. And I will tell you one thing, the Stretch between Sidney and Cheyenne is every bit as bad as any stretch in Kansas.

I don't know, the plateaus were a little more interesting, and we liked stopping in Lincoln. We also lived in Ft. Collins, so it wasn't as far out of the way for us.

crazycoffey
06-11-2012, 06:31 PM
I loved ft collins

Phobia
06-11-2012, 06:39 PM
I've done that drive a couple dozen times too. There's nothing. Grin and bear it.

gblowfish
06-11-2012, 06:49 PM
I will take KC to Denver over KC to STL anytime... Nothing is worse than that beat up meth road thru Missouri...

That's cool. We don't want you here either. Stay out of Arrowhead too, that's right off I-70. Hate for a tweaker to beat up a beaker.

tredadda
06-11-2012, 07:07 PM
I loved ft collins

One of the best towns in America and the best kept secret in Colorado. That is why I love living here and plan to retire from here after I retire from the Army. That is if it doesn't burn down first.

tredadda
06-11-2012, 07:08 PM
I don't know, the plateaus were a little more interesting, and we liked stopping in Lincoln. We also lived in Ft. Collins, so it wasn't as far out of the way for us.

Where in Ft Collins did you live?

NewChief
06-11-2012, 07:54 PM
Where in Ft Collins did you live?

We lived on Grant right off campus for our first year. Then we lived in a historic house that we were caretakers for there by the library on Oak. Then we lived a little further east of campus on Cowan for another year before moving back here.

tredadda
06-11-2012, 07:57 PM
We lived on Grant right off campus for our first year. Then we lived in a historic house that we were caretakers for there by the library on Oak. Then we lived a little further east of campus for another year before moving back here.

Right on

NewChief
06-11-2012, 08:02 PM
Right on

Fun place. Wife was in grad school, and I worked at Sierra Trading Post up in Cheyenne.

tredadda
06-11-2012, 08:04 PM
Fun place. Wife was in grad school, and I worked at Sierra Trading Post up in Cheyenne.

I can see why you would work in Cheyenne but commute to live in Collins though. Good choice.

NewChief
06-11-2012, 08:07 PM
I can see why you would work in Cheyenne but commute to live in Collins though. Good choice.

Cheyenne is pretty miserable. About half the STP creative team lived in FC though, so we had a good carpool group.

stevieray
06-11-2012, 08:09 PM
One of the best towns in America and the best kept secret in Colorado. That is why I love living here and plan to retire from here after I retire from the Army. That is if it doesn't burn down first.

Ft Collins is definitely a well kept secret.

Fat Tire Brewery!

tredadda
06-11-2012, 08:10 PM
Cheyenne is pretty miserable. About half the STP creative team lived in FC though, so we had a good carpool group.

That does not surprise me. When I first moved here I was supposed to work in Cheyenne and we were depressed to think that we would have to stay there 3 years. We ended up renting a house there and right before I was supposed to start they decided to have me work in Collins instead. I ended up buying a house here and I am so glad I did before I got priced out. Now when I retire I have a house to move back to and my house should rent easily here which is always a plus for when I move.

tredadda
06-11-2012, 08:13 PM
Ft Collins is definitely a well kept secret.

Fat Tire Brewery!

I think that is because they are not right on Interstate 25. You could easily drive by it without ever thinking twice about it. Oh and the breweries are nice. There is also Ft Collins Brewery (Fat Tire is actually O'dells if I remember correctly) and there is a Bud brewery just north of town.

crazycoffey
06-11-2012, 08:25 PM
I lived on west lake near Blevins Middle school. Moved to start high school in kansas, so too young to remember bar stuff, but I used to ride my bike down to University area for an arcade, wizard something. They had a weekday special, like 5 bucks for all the games you could play. This would have been in the mid 80s.

NewChief
06-11-2012, 08:25 PM
I think that is because they are not right on Interstate 25. You could easily drive by it without ever thinking twice about it. Oh and the breweries are nice. There is also Ft Collins Brewery (Fat Tire is actually O'dells if I remember correctly) and there is a Bud brewery just north of town.

Fat Tire is New Belgium. O'dell's is famous for 90 Shilling.

tredadda
06-11-2012, 08:28 PM
I lived on west lake near Blevins Middle school. Moved to start high school in kansas, so too young to remember bar stuff, but I used to ride my bike down to University area for an arcade, wizard something. They had a weekday special, like 5 bucks for all the games you could play. This would have been in the mid 80s.

If we are back living here when my daughters start middle school, that will be the school they go to.

crazycoffey
06-11-2012, 08:29 PM
If we are back living here when my daughters start middle school, that will be the school they go to.

go bruins!

crazycoffey
06-11-2012, 08:29 PM
I was also a cashe la poudre pirate....

tredadda
06-11-2012, 08:30 PM
Fat Tire is New Belgium. O'dell's is famous for 90 Shilling.

You are right. Thanks for correcting me. I don't drink like I used to so I am not up to date on it like I used to.

tredadda
06-11-2012, 08:32 PM
I was also a cashe la poudre pirate....

They will go to Dunn elementary and Rocky Mountain HS, so they will be Lobos.

Archie F. Swin
06-30-2012, 04:58 AM
How was your trip, John Wayne?