Nevermind why…

Posted in Road Trip by Jacqueline Iannacone on June 13, 2010

… the real question is “Where did the turtle tortoise cross the road?” And the answer would be on I-71 from St.Louis to Tulsa…  Now I’m not blind to the fact that seeing a gigantic tortoise cross a major interstate highway in the middle of the country is not necessarily the most exciting thing to be writing about, but it was out of the norm and to say the least, was surprising… in fact this quiet city [oddly enough] had a lot more to offer than I had ever imagined.

One of the best parts of Tulsa would be its Thrift Stores.  Along the way we found a few wonderful little hole in the wall thrift and vintage shops.  The Animal Aid store stood out in my mind for clear reasons… the $2.00 shorts, vintage picture frames, sweet women working the front counter and the fact that all proceeds go toward helping needy animals all led to a beyond satisfying shopping experience.
Animal Aid Thrift Store… and by beyond satisfying I’m talking 2 pairs of shorts, 1 skirt, 2 purses, 2 picture frames all for $14.00!

After a morning of shopping we headed into town to purchase a cup of coffee from a local shop and to meet some locals around town.  Unfortunately when we arrived into town it was later in the day and many of the stores were closed.  We did have the pleasure of meeting Roger who is featured in the photo below.  He was eager to talk to someone about something, anything… this photograph got him going on a tangent about his children and his life…

A Local from Tulsa

As we continued on our walk we passed a Biker Bar!  This was a tiny detail of the day but very cool to see all of the motorcycles lined up outside with their leather wearing counterparts inside having a cold beer after a hot day cruising the streets of Southern America…

Biker Bar

The next day Clare and I got to celebrate, relax and plan for our camping adventure to come.  Luckily for us, Roni had a pool in the complex she lived in… so instead of hitting the streets of Tulsa again (and being tempted to stop at some more vintage stores!) we relaxed poolside.  Then and there… life couldn’t have been better.

Clare Poolside

That night we celebrated Clare’s birthday with some delicious cake Roni bought for her.  Clare and I were extremely lucky to have been staying with someone as kind-hearted as Roni was…

Happy Birthday!

While Tulsa was great, the real adventure hit when we camped in New Mexico… more on that to come

For more on the meaning behind this journey click here.
Detroit . Chicago . St.Louis . Tulsa . New Mexico . Grand Canyon . Las Vegas . Los Angeles . San Francisco . Yosemite . Memphis

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  1. Dad said,

    Hey Kid, Tulsa seemed a bit slow paced compared to where you are now in Vegas. Hope you enjoyed the show. Got to see the pics on Jan’s Facebook. Great pics. It’s odd to see the Subby in the middle of the desert. Enjoy LA; you will never experience better weather then in LA.
    Keep havin fun and be safe. Luv Ya. Dad

  2. mommy said,

    This is just soooo cool! I am so glad you are doing this…but please keep calling as I worry like mad. Jackie, keep shooting! Love you, keep safe and give my love to the Brit.

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