A Road Trip – LA to Chicago Day 3: Broken Arrow, OK & Springfield, MO

Road Trip from LA to Chicago Day 3 - Fantastic Caverns, MissouriThe drive in Oklahoma and into Missouri was nice because we saw a lot of ranches and stopped near cows and horses to take some pictures.Oklahoma RanchOklahoma RanchWe didn’t spend much time in Broken Arrow except have Thanksgiving at my friend’s uncle’s house. Since this was during Thanksgiving break, there was no way I was missing out on a good turkey meal! The most memorable part of that night was the pecan pie and the bed in which I slept. Oklahoma knows how to make pecan pies and beds! Apparently they also have a huge corn festival every summer which is on my list of things to do; I love corn. So, Oklahoma, I will be back for you!

We made a spontaneous stop at the salt mines in Missouri. They were called Fantastic Caverns and conveniently on our route. I think what made our visit to this place more exciting was our tour guide. He was fantastic! But also, learning about the the mines was pretty cool too. They were discovered in 1862 by a dog! I’d say check this place out if you have a couple of hours to spare. However, if you have ever seen Luray Caverns, this place might be a little underwhelming for you as it is a lot smaller in comparison.Road Trip from LA to Chicago Day 3 - Fantastic Caverns, MissouriRoad Trip from LA to Chicago Day 3 - Fantastic Caverns, MissouriRoad Trip from LA to Chicago Day 3 - Fantastic Caverns, MissouriRoad Trip from LA to Chicago Day 3 - Fantastic Caverns, MissouriThe drive off the highway to the caves and back was pretty nice too. One of my friends, in particular, loved it! Having lived most of her life in desert areas and being deprived of the four seasons, fall leaves and trees really got her excited…rabyarabiya2

“It’s the little things in life that make life big.”

After the caves, we drove through St. Louis Missouri and the only thing I had planned to see there was the Gateway Arch. Unfortunately, that particular night it was not lit up due to some riots. We drove around it a couple of times and attempted to stop and take pictures but my crappy phone camera wasn’t capturing it. So we gave up and headed to our final destination, Chicago!

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