Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017
Last Friday, Gary and Marilyn Gooszen stopped for lunch at the Rock Café after traveling on the road for three days. This couple from Emporia, Kansas, had seen the attractions in Stroud in an episode of Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. When they were planning a trip on Route 66 that overlapped with the road’s 90th anniversary, they didn’t hesitate twice to include Rock on their agenda.
To quote Gary Gooszen, ‘up until I was 8 years old, we lived in Clinton, Oklahoma, which is on Route 66. Then we found out it was the 90th anniversary and decided to travel some of Route 66.’ On Gooszens trip, other attractions and stops include Washita Battlefield in Cheyenne and the POPS restaurants in Arcadia and in Oklahoma City.
To quote Marilyn, ‘It’s the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, so we intersected that. It just seemed like the right time to do it for us.” For years now, the Rock Café has been a must-visit for tourists who go for pilgrimage through route 66. Travelers and pilgrims across the globe come to eat at the landmark eating joint that has become forever entangled with the romance and authenticity of Americana that a road trip promises.