I'll start this post by just saying: WE HATE DRIVING THROUGH TEXAS!
A very long time ago, my honey lived in San Antonio, where The Alamo is located, for a short period of time. She has always told me there is nothing to miss about living in Texas, except for the Mexican food, to which I will attest. I guess when you drive more than 24 hours through a state, you are just about bound to hate it.
I would kill for some Cinnamon Toast Crunch Popcorn right about now because my tongue is still burning from the delicious spices in the enchiladas I ate for breakfast.
Even though our driving through Texas was not aimless, it just felt completely endless and we didn't want to stop and sleep in Texas, we wanted to get to Oklahoma. I didn't want to drive to take even longer to leave this Lone Star State so we just kept on driving. Thank God that after much stressful driving, we stopped in a quaint little town called Elk City in Oklahoma. My total dream came true as we drove through the old historic route 66 to get to this small town. I always said I wanted to do a road trip through the old historic Route 66; yet, I never thought I would actually experience any of that while on The Legendary Road Trip. I do still want to do a trip specifically dedicated to driving the entire route with my family, that's on another note. I'll talk more about that on the later post.
The La Quinta hotel we stopped at is absolutely incredible. Did I even mention that we been using only La Quinta hotels? Well, if I have not mentioned it yet, we have been. This is NOT a sponsored post and neither are any other of the posts regarding The Legendary Road Trip, I just wanted to make sure I added that. Being that we are traveling with our boy, Bentley Mac, we have to stay in pet friendly hotels. He is my emotional support service animal, but; even so, we knew it was the better option to go with a hotel chain that is open and well-known for being pet friendly. So far, so good! We have not had any problems at any of the La Quinta hotels we have stayed at. In fact, they have been quite amazing. Staff is always friendly, breakfast is always good and the sheets are always clean. Almost all of the ones we have been to were recently remodeled or newly built, including this one we are currently staying at on route 66. This hotel is absolutely impeccable! Of course, since it's a small town, it's extremely local and close to everything you need to be close to.
Tomorrow we head out to the National Route 66 Museum along with a few other stops along the way before we head out to our next spot. I like this little town a lot so I would've liked to explore more than just one day and a half. This just means we'll have to come back at some other time while we do a possible road trip through the historic route 66. Until next time…
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Popcorn
For the cereal lovers that eat cereal no more, try out this perfect Cinnamon Toast Crunch Popcorn!
Prep time: 2 mins
Cook time: 4 mins
Total time: 6 mins
In a large glass bowl, add kernels and oil. Mix until evenly coated.
Microwave covered for 4 minutes stopping for approximately 5 seconds in 1 minute intervals. Carefully remove bowl from the microwave, wearing oven mitts. Allow to cool.
Throw your fresh popcorn into a large bowl. Top with stevia and cinnamon. Toss until evenly coated.