Saturday, June 19, 2010
Back in April, JJ and I took a road trip to Oklahoma City to visit his dad. Along with visiting the Oklahoma City bombing site and touring the famous Bricktown, we also took a little detour to grab lunch at a place called Pops with JJ's pop. It is located off Route 66 in Arcadia, OK. This is a tourist destination to say the least. The place was packed with people and its shelves packed with over 500 different types of sodas. Originally a gas station, this pit stop was turned into an ultra modern must-see restaurant, shake shop, gift shop, and convenience store. The landmark outside is a 66 ft. sculptural soda bottle and straw that can hardly be missed. The futuristic glass building is unique with shelves lined with a rainbow of bottled sodas.
We shopped around a little before grabbing a bite to eat. You could build your own six pack and so we did. I opted for more fruity sodas; pineapple soda, pink grapefruit, and a sugar free Jones soda. JJ went for the more crafted rootbeers and cream sodas. We were like kids in a candy shop. We waited about 45 minutes for seat and I will say the food wasn't anything to write home about- just normal diner food, not bad, just not memorable. We took our select sodas back with us to Kansas City and it took me forever to break them open. I think there might still be one in the fridge...just waiting to quench my thirst after a sweltering summer day.
If you are ever on Route 66, stop in at Pops for a pop with your pop!
What a great memory. Happy Father's Day, Sid!