I find a road trip from time to time absolutely refreshing. In fact, it’s almost necessary if I am to remain sane. Luckily, this past weekend found me cruising with my family on Route 66 in Oklahoma. Not a moment too soon either, I was feeling bogged down and ready for some fresh air.
While traveling up and down Route 66 we were told we had to check out POPS in Arcadia. I have to say, if you are anywhere in that general location you have to stop in. It was very busy, and it was soon obvious why. The place is a mecca for the bottled pop enthusiast with every imaginable favor and variety of soda. The building is an a-frame with walls of glass. Along these glass walls, from floor to ceiling, is glass shelves lined with pop bottles. Everything is sleek and modern, with a touch of that 50’s diner novelty commonly found on Route 66. POPS also has a restaurant, which serves a hamburger that is very good. Also, try the fried whole okra — it is excellent!
It took me some time, but I decided to get one of POPS best sellers, Cheerwine. It’s commonly seen in the south (though not where I am) and is something I ran across earlier this year while I was in Nashville. It was tasty, but rather different compared to the typical cherry soda. It was a delightful experience, and one I hope to repeat sometime soon!
The rest of my road trip was marked with other fun things. One of which I think might become a regular feature here on my blog. Only time will tell, but I am quite in love the idea and I can’t wait to share.