Route 66 Photos: Day 4 Still three days behind, the pictorial essays slowly come together. Yesterday began with a giant rocking chair; today with a giant amount of coffee. You only see a portion of what I drank, but it was so delicious. In Kansas there used to be an obscure tow truck sitting at a historic gas station. His name is Tow Mater, and thanks to Pixar he is obscure no longer. The Rainbow Bridge, created by James Barney Marsh in 1926. Once three of his arch bridges adorned the Route through Kansas, which is impressive considering the road only runs through Kansas for 13 miles. Thirteen short miles later we were in Oklahoma, where Route 66 is often marked by painted signs on the road. Claremore is home not only to the world’s largest private firearms collecion and the Will Rogers Museum, but also to the orginal Surrey with the Fringe on Top. Alas, this was the day of all the closed tourist attractions, and I did not get to see the surrey. Luckily the park was open, so I could admire this staure of Lynn Riggs, author of Green Grow the Lilacs, the play upon which Oklahoma! was based. Lunch was exclusively a nostalgic stop, a place I would go with my grandparents on the way to visit my aunt and uncle. I always loved the idea of having a tourist attraction over the road (It was once the world’s largest McDonalds, though that designation now belongs in Moscow or Florida). In Tulsa, the only place we stopped was here to photograph a beautiful art deco dome. We stayed the night at Lincoln Motel, Chandler. The photo should look familar, since it is where I stayed when visiting my aunt and uncle in July.