August 24, 2016 – Oklahoma

Heading east from Amarillo isn’t much different from arriving from the west,

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Paralleling Historic US Route 66

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With more commercial buildings in decay since being by-passed by I-40

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An intentionally tilted water tower (we’d passed heading west several years ago)

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No idea what this represents

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Then, as the song goes,

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and, is wasn’t hard to see where the prevailing winds come from …

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the SOUTH!  

For most of the day we were buffeted by 20 MPH winds with higher gusts occasionally making it challenging to stay in our lane!

Other points of interest included:

Walking an off-leash dog along a remote section of I-40

Walking along I-40 with nleashed Dog west of Oklahoma City, OOK - 2016-08-24

Hilltops where the fragile vegatation has given way to  red clay and rocks

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Sheep

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More Historic Route 66

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Flat ranch and farm lands

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Astronaut General Thomas Stafford’s F-4 Phantom Jet

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Hitchhiker staing out of the sun

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Garth Brooks’ home town – in the Yukon … Oklahoma, that is

Home of Garth Brooks, Yukon, OK - 2016-08-24

Our first Texas Longhorns … although in Oklahoma

Longhorn Cattle, Oklahoma City, OK - 2016-08-24

We loved this trucking line’s logo

Hawk Trucking, I-40, Yukon, OK - 2016-08-24

This evening we had dinner at a local Pickles Restaurant with Larry Kelly, one of my first cousins whom I had not seen in years and whom Debbie had met only once many years ago.  It was great fun reconnecting and reminiscening about our family, family homes and those we in our generation who have apssed away.  It was extra special as of my sixteen first cousings, Larry reminds me most of my dad!  Hoping to get together with he and Susan, his brother, Don's widow.tomorrow evening.

 

 

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