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.
Along I-80, in about the middle of Nebraska, crossing the Interstate, erected high, stands the Archway.
Inside the Archway is a museum that covers the history of the Great Plains of Nebraska. From the settlers, to building of the interstate, through today’s modern history.
Outside on the west side, is a maze that resembles a fort. It probably depicts Fort Kearney, which is only a few miles away.
Across the bridge there are sculptures of bison and walking trails that will take you to Kearney or the Fort Kearney State Historical Park.