I got a lot of great pictures. It was good to get the camera out and use it in a ‘foreign’ setting. It was odd, because any time I was idle I was looking around for photo opportunities. It was on my mind constantly.
We did make it to the container store (yay for bags!) and made a stop at Fry’s Electronics. I’d never been to one. It’s AWESOME! Not only do they have all kinds of Best Buy stuff, but they have individual computer components for building and toys and other neatness! It’s HUGE! Indi picked up a learning-language pack and a Mini Maglite. Oh, and Danny got a remote control helicopter. I’ll come back to that later.
We enjoyed a fine dinner at the Grand Lux Cafe, owned by those Cheesecake Factory folks. Jim had made a cheesecake himself for desert, which was lovely. We got up this morning, had breakfast at Mecca, and drove home.
After arriving home, we packed out our travel packs with the new Container Store bags and tubes and are happy to report we’re just about 100% ready! The netbook did well on the trip and now we wait.
Oh, and Danny broke his helicopter after about thirty seconds.
Rhys Martin was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1981. In 2009, he sold everything he owned and left the country, living out of a backpack for ten months. He discovered a passion for photography while traveling throughout Southeast Asia and Europe.
After returning home, he looked at his home town and Oklahoma heritage with fresh eyes. When he began to explore his home state, Rhys turned his attention to historic Route 66. As he became familiar with the iconic highway, he began to truly appreciate Oklahoma’s place along the Mother Road. He has traveled all 2,400 miles of Route 66, from Chicago to Los Angeles. He has also driven many miles on rural Oklahoma highways to explore the fading Main Streets of our small towns. Rhys has a desire to find and share the unique qualities of the Sooner State with the rest of the world.
Cloudless Lens Photography has been featured in several publications including This Land, Route 66 Magazine, Nimrod Journal, Inbound Asia Magazine, The Oklahoman, and the Tulsa World. In 2018 he published his first book, Lost Restaurants of Tulsa.
Rhys loves to connect with people and share his experiences; ask him about enjoyable day trips from Tulsa, locations along Route 66, and good diners or burger joints along the way.
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