Thursday, January 5, 2012
Another Great New Route 66 Book
Feeling restless again, and needing to take advantage of another warm, springlike January day (before the bad stuff comes, if it ever does), I decided to once again take a ride and do some exploring this afternoon. So I collected Ron M. and off we went. We were nowhere near Route 66, but there is a connection to the Mother Road in that we found ourselves quite far east of Tulsa at a lock on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, the same waterway that goes to the Port of Catoosa, near the Blue Whale. One traveling Route 66 there crosses a bridge over the waterway, and tours of the Port, which is the most landlocked deepwater port in the country, are available at their museum. We were far downstream from that, but we found a great little group of campsites (with hookups) on the waterway at Bluff Landing. There's a launch ramp there, too. This is quite a gem of a find, if you ask me. It made me want to drag out the tent and sleeping bag!