Route 66 cuts right bisects Tulsa from east to west and we have a bunch of Route 66 monuments in Tulsa and the surrounding suburbs. Well we have one more. Buck Atom, a 21 foot tall statue holding a rocket marks the location of a tourist shop. It is right on Route 66 where it is 11th street just east of downtown Tulsa. Right next to Meadow Gold sign.
The unveiling was quite the scene with crowds of people and speeches. The mayor even showed up. Read all about it in local newspaper.
I love the goofiness of your typical Route 66 attraction. They are made with the express purpose of being an attraction. If you are going to do that, make it stand out is what I think and I think that is what Buck Atom does. Oh well, at least Buck Atom was done entirely with private money (as far as I know!)
Are you a Route 66 fan? I am kind of. I like the attractions and the many geocaches on the road but to get from point A to point B give me an interestate highway!!
Big excitement this past week in Tulsa. Wizard World brought their Pop Culture Convention to Tulsa, 2014 Comic Con Tulsa, for the first time ever. I didn’t know exactly what it was and neither did Logan but I bought us tickets anyway. We had to go check it out. It was a good thing that we bought them several weeks in advance because the Saturday single day tickets sold out.
So what is Comic Con. Welllllllll, it is about a certain segment of pop culture having to do with super hero movies, comic books, and art and books having to do with that certain segment of culture. Fans show up in costumes portraying their favorite characters. I didn’t know hardly any of them. Except for like Mario and Luigi, Freddy Krueger, and others. Basically super heroes, and super villains and a sprinkling of cartoon characters. Logan was my guide, he knew who everybody was supposed to be.
There were also booths were you get autographs, for a price, of actors and authors. Again, I didn’t know who any of them were except for William Shatner. And unsurprisingly Logan knew most of them. What a drag attending Comic Con with old Dad uh?
There was a fantastic array of merchandise of all prices between sold. Everything from art work and books to costumes to weapons (costume weapons).
We had a good time and are planning to go again next year. They are already selling tickets!