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Monday, July 12, 2004

Taste Oklahoma at Historic Route 66 Wineries

Romantic Oklahoma Day Trip
Oklahoma is lucky to host some of the best remaining bits of historic Route 66. In Oklahoma, you can travel almost all of old Route 66 without getting on the interstate system. Some sections parallel the interstate system, other sections wander totally away into the countryside.

Let me urge you to take some time soon to take a cruise on America's Mother Road. With the recent growth of Oklahoma wineries, Route 66 is becoming a tasty choice for Oklahoma day trips!

Whether you start your Route 66 cruise near Central Oklahoma or at it's Northeastern Oklahoma tip, you can end begin and end your trip at the tasting room of an Oklahoma winery that offers top notch B&B style lodging right on site.

Summerside Vineyards & Inn is right on Route 66 near Vinita, in Northeastern Oklahoma. Enjoy tasting nine different Oklahoma wines in the beautiful area near Grand Lake O' the Cherokees. Plus Cabin Creek Vineyards is very close nearby.

StableRidge Vineyards has their new tasting room in a restored 1902 Catholic Church right on Route 66 near Stroud, Oklahoma. Right next to the tasting room is a guesthouse that sleeps up to four. It is charming and it is just a stone's throw from a famous Route 66 landmark, the Rock Cafe. Plus, Tres Suenos Vineyards and Winery is now too far away in Luther, Oklahoma.

Route 66, with its unusual mix of art deco and modern architectural styles, was born right here in Oklahoma. A Tulsa businessman named Cyrus Avery spearheaded the national committee that created the US Highway System in 1926. The new highway ran right past his own filling station and restaurant. This began a tradition of small family businesses that made their living from catching the eye of Route 66 travelers. That tradition can still be witnessed today by everyone who takes this great Oklahoma daytrip!


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