Ruckus 18 - October 11-13, 2019 (Update 2)

posted Sep 22, 2019, 3:15 PM by tom slick   [ updated Oct 4, 2019, 2:13 AM ]

Ruckus 18 will take us to the first capital of the 46th of these United States.... Historic Guthrie.

Our Friday activity (pending) will be a FREE group tour of the NATIONAL WEATHER CENTER on the OU campus in Norman... with lunch at The Flying Cow Cafe (Twister).  That evening, after supper, I will try to get a Haunted History of Guthrie tour from a recommended local in old downtown.  $10!

Saturday will have us on the Mother Road of ROUTE-66 with several FREE stops and photo-ops!  We should be able to return with enough time to tour the States’ grandest Masonic Temple and their amazing Land Rush Territorial museum built with funds from Andrew Carnegie.

I have a few tricks up my sleeves on Sunday as we head home.  Of Course hitting Winstar on the way is always an option!

Make plans to join us for a great weekend just north of Oklahoma City!
Host Hotel is the Stay Express Inn... our room block is called PONTIAC RUCKUS... only $70!  (same charge for 1 king/2 queens)
405 282-2100

Here is a complete itinerary for Ruckus 18, Guthrie Oklahoma

— 0900, meet at our usual Loves just north of Denton: 8900 N, I-35, Denton, TX 76207
— 0930-1130, drive to lunch:  Fattys Smokehouse, 301 W Main St, Moore, OK 73160
— 1130-1315, lunch
— 1315-1330, drive to: Museum of Osteology, 10301 S Sunnylane Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73160
— 1330-1500, private group tour!  $10 cash in advance to me please!
— 1515-1600, drive to the host hotel Stay Express Inn, Territorial Dr, Guthrie, Ok
— 1600-1745, check in and downtime
— 1745-1800, drive to supper:  Stacy's Place, West Harrison Avenue, Guthrie, OK (old downtown Guthrie)
— 1800-2000, supper at Stacey’s Place
— 2015-2145, Haunted Historic Ghost Tour, a 5 block walking tour in downtown sharing the history of this fascinating town, $10 adults
2145-2200, back to hotel

0845, drivers meeting in parking lot of Stay Express Inn (I will NOT have maps)
— 0900-0930, drive to Pops Soda Shop on RT-66Pops Arcadia, Oklahoma 66, Arcadia, OK (they have gas)
— 0930-1000, visit/shop/photo op Pops.  Leave at 1000
— 1000-1005, stop at the Big Round Barn:  Arcadia Round Barn, Oklahoma 66, Arcadia, OK
— 1005-1030, visit/shop/photo op the Round Barn
— 1030-1100, drive to:  Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum, Oklahoma 66, Warwick, OK
— 1100-1145, tour the Motorcycle Museum.  Free, donations welcome!
— 1145-1245, drive to lunch:  The Beach House, South Main Street, Bristow, OK (parking in rear)
— 1245-1415, lunch
— 1415-1530, drive/return to Guthrie for a photo op at Scottish Rite Masonic Temple, 900 E Oklahoma Ave, Guthrie, OK 73044
— 1540-1700, a block up the street is a historic Carnegie library:  Oklahoma Territorial Museum, 406 E Oklahoma Ave, Guthrie, OK 73044
— 1700-1815, downtime
— 1815-1915, **optional,form up at the hotel for a run down to Pops Soda for some dusk/night pics of the neon 66’ tall bottle
— 1915-1945, drive to supper: Senor Lopez, South Division Street, Guthrie, OK
— 1945-2145, supper at Senor Lopez
— 2145-2200, return to hotel
— 2200-?, distribute swag bags and visit... might have to share some crazy Pops sodas... no Ranch Dressing soda!

— 0830-0930, breakfast at the hotel
— 0930-1000, drive to: Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, North Harvey Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK
— 1000-1030, walk the grounds of the OKC Bombing and memorial
— 1030-1230, drive to lunch: McGehee Catfish Restaurant, McGehee Rd, Marietta, OK 73448

Conclude Ruckus 18
Ruckus 19 will be in October of 2020 in Kilgore, TX (unless anyone would like to take it)
Ruckus 20 will be in October of 2021 in Mena, AR at the Queen Wilhelmina Lodge