Day 9. I wasn’t able to post last night because the wireless at the KOA of East Oklahoma City is rationed and I couldn’t even e-mail myself one picture! I just figured out tonight that I can connect my phone to my computer to transfer pictures, not sure why I never thought of that before!
My day yesterday was primarily driving, I wanted to “make up” time since I spent 3 days in Tupelo, which I didn’t anticipate. My driving route from yesterday is below - it was a longass day. There aren’t many pics to share, however...
I took pictures of these two tigers (they’re fake) because I couldn’t believe how f-ing huge they are! I put my hand in one of the pics so you’d get an idea of the shear size of them. They’re fake tiger heads that you’re supposed to put on your own head. Available at a truck stop! WTF??? [I cannot figure out how to flip them right side up using Weebly's editor!]
And by the way, 65 is the speed limit in a construction zone when there is only a one-lane highway in the south! I took a pic of my speedometer here – this was me in the right lane getting passed by people! I told someone that today and they said, “Wait until you get to Texas, the speed limit is 75.”
I spent the night last night at the KOA in Oklahoma City, who knew it was a tropical climate there?!
This morning I woke up to this – the seam around the ceiling vent was dripping from the rain, and even scarier – the light fixture was dripping too! Diane told me that the fan is under repair and there is a part on order, so her RV mechanic just covered it over with a patch and some tape. I tried to get an RV repair person to make an on-site call but couldn't, then the rain stopped and I found a nearby RV repair place that would take me at 1:00. I got there at 11 because I had nothing else to do and he helped me out without making me wait until 1:00 (thank goodness!). The repair guy pulled off the patch and all that was left was some tape remnants. He said, “This is not really the proper way to fix this…” as he re-patched it again like that at Diane’s request.
That meant I got on the road much later than I planned. I was hoping to get to Amarillo, Tx. in the afternoon today because there were a number of things I wanted to do. The first of which was to go to an American Indian Museum, but they have shortened hours now that it’s Sept., and the second of which was a botanical garden. That closes at 7 and I got into town at 6:45 so I came right to the Oasis RV Resort.
I had the kind of day today traveling that I had envisioned me having from the start – where I’m driving along and I see something and think, “I’d like to go visit that.” The first stop was at a boot store that has “OVER 500 PAIRS OF BOOTS!” Two things I am in search on this trip are a pair of feminine winter boots (all I have is hiking boots) and a winter coat. I had forgotten how much I love cowboy boots, but if I’m going to buy them they have to be just right. None of the 500 pairs they have were just right, either as winter boots or as cowboy boots [no pics for this one!]
The second place I stopped was at the Route 66 Museum in west Oklahoma.
I also stopped at a rest stop in Texas and took a couple of pics of the vista as well as some pics of the absolutely enormous windmills in the fields along the highway.
When I got to the RV park, I took a couple of pics, it's more "urban" than the others I've stayed in, in that there is pavement everywhere and no trees, though we are in a very wide open rural area. The sky around here is absolutely beautiful, and I took a couple of pics when I first got here, and a couple as the sun was setting (below).
Tomorrow I'm headed to Taos, NM and will stay at least two nights. I'm hoping to connect with some fellows from at least one of my programs. Time for me to get some sleep! I'm looking forward to a day with no van repairs necessary!
The first pic is the view from the driveway of the RV park, the second is a little while later when I took a walk down the road.
Barb Nangle is the founder of Higher Power Coaching and Consulting, an entrepreneur and an eternal optimist. She loves motivating others to become better and better versions of themselves, just as she has become better and better versions of herself.