Monday, September 19, 2011

Road Trip Blogathon - Planning the first leg

I know I've kept mum on the upcoming Road Trip Blogathon. Don't worry, that doesn't mean it's not happening. It just means that things are coming together behind the scenes, slowly but surely. Believe me, coordinating a successful Blogathon is no easy task. Then again, I don't really have anything to compare it to except for the success of the 24-Hour Blogathon. I thought planning 24 continuous hours around town was hard but coordinating a full day trekking nearly 100 miles from Enid to Oklahoma City is proving to be quite the task.

The first big steps are done. For one thing, we have a date! So get ready for Saturday, October 15th to get all the Blogathon activities underway. I've also got the first leg of the journey fully sketched out. It's completely subject to change, but here's the plan to get from Point A to Point B:

We're going to start with an early morning breakfast right here in Enid. We're keeping it local, so I'm thinking we'll get a hearty breakfast at Wee Too and maybe some coffee from Davinci's for the road.

The first stop on the road will be in Waukomis for a coffee refueling at Little Bit of Seattle.

Next is Hennessey, where we'll stop to fuel up at the gas station with the dinosaur out front (you know the one). After taking his picture we'll also snap some photos of the giant rooster car in front of Rooster's Honky Tonk & Chicken Shack on our way out to the next town.

Depending on how we're doing on supplies, we may need to do a Walmart Run in the birthplace of Sam Walton himself: Kingfisher.

If things go as scheduled, we should be able to beat the lunch rush at Eischen's Bar in Okarche and grub on some fried chicken at the famed oldest bar in Oklahoma.

Our last stop before OKC will be El Reno, where I'm excited to visit Oklahoma Vintage Guitar. I had a chance to visit once and I was really impressed with their selection and quality that I can't wait to go back and maybe test out a few guitars. Who knows? I might end up with a new acoustic guitar like I've been wanting to get for a little while now.

After that will be Oklahoma City and all it has to offer. It's a big city so I'm trying to pick out just the right places to visit. The details aren't hammered out yet but we will definitely be spending a good amount of time checking out The Plaza District. From everything I've heard and read it's a pretty awesome place full of local pride and artistic flair. Still working out the rest of our plans in the city to check back for those updates available soon!

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1 comment:

KatieJoye said...

Awwyeah! Wee Too! I'll be there!