Sunday, May 29, 2011

We've been BLOWN into Oklahoma City, OK

Sunday, 5/29/11 - It's moving day for us, we leave Amarillo, TX for Oklahoma City, OK. We got on the road about 9:30 am and after gassing up "the gas hog" and buying a Sunday paper for me, we are off to Oklahoma City.

As we head down I-40 we notice that the wind is really starting to pick up and as we crossed the border into OK it is a full blow wind storm. We stopped at the Oklahoma Visitor's Center/rest stop for brochures and to have lunch. We find lots of neat things to do in Oklahoma City, such as the National Cowboy Museum, the National Memorial Museum, and their Museum of Art has my favorite guy......Dale Chihuly, renowned glass artist. Lot to see and do so we may have to stay here several days before moving on.

The lady at the Visitor's Center did tell of of the National Route 66 Museum Complex in Elk City, OK which was not to far from where we were. So when we hit exit 32 we took off on Route 66 for the museum. Unfortunately, the museum was closed and didn't open till afternoon on Sunday. It would have been fun to see, as it takes visitors to all 8 states along the "Mother Road" from Illinois to California. However, we were able to stroll through the Old Town Museum which was designed as a early Oklahoma pioneer town located around the Route 66 Museum. I got lots of pictures, once again, in spite of the 40 mile an hour winds.

Poor Will, it was a complete fight in the motor home, with the winds, trying to keep it on the road. As we approached El Reno, OK (one of the towns were the tornado touched down last week) we saw evidence of lots of tree damage along I-40. Complete trees, just uprooted and laying on their side. Road crews have already started working on sawing up the damaged trees. I can't imagine the damage in Joplin, MO.

Finally, about 4:30 pm we arrived at Rockwell RV Park, a nice Good Sam park and Will couldn't wait to hook up and go lay down on the bed and rest. Maybe tomorrow will be better, much love to family and friends.

1 comment:

Jare said...

Carole--Yes, you do have readers. I do enjoy the travelog, Sounds like another great trip!!