It rained and rained, and heavily rained during all of my drive through Oklahoma. Sometimes, you just need to make a stop. I turned off the interstate and drove east about five miles and found Pops.
Guess what Pops sells besides gas and souvenirs. At Pops I purchased some Coke.
Okay, they are not all Coca-cola, but in the Southern United States all soft drinks are referred to as cokes.
I also learned while looking at the souvenirs that I was on Route 66. If it was later, I could have a lunch at their diner.
If you are ever near Carthage, MO, a stop at the Precious Moments Chapel is worth the visit.
Samuel J. Butcher the creator of the Precious Moment figurines journeyed through the United State in search for a location to place the chapel. Once he found Carthage, MO, he knew, with the rolling hills, water stream, and caves, it would be a perfect location for the chapel.
Most of the painting were down at his home in the Philippines and brought to the Chapel via an UHaul.
Samuel Butcher painted the ceiling laying on a scaffold.
After his son Phillip died, he dedicated a room in the Chapel to Phillip.
This is a playhouse for his grandchildren.