Rainy Days and Mondays….7/27/09

July 27, 2009 - 1:55 pm 2 Comments

Ominous clouds in OklahomaHere comes the rainOriginal truck driven from Kansas to Amarillo in the 1930'sWelcome to OklahomaWe heard it start raining some time after midnight.   It was a gentle rain and it was very soothing.    We had a break in the rain this morning so we ran out to unhook everything just in time for another downpour.    We drove carefully out of Amarillo but as we moved toward Oklahoma the clouds got worse and worse.   We drove through rain all day.

The photo of the old truck has an interesting story.   It seems that Amarillo welcomed many folks from Kansas and Oklahoma during the terrible dust bowl of the 1930’s.   The story is told in the Grapes of Wrath.   At any rate, the story goes that these displaced folks drove around and a lot of communities did not welcome them.   But Amarillo did.   This truck is an original truck with family belongings on the back.   Seeing it makes you get a small sense of how terrible times were back then.

Before we came to Oklahoma City, we noticed in the little town of Yukon, Oklahoma a big sign saying this is the hometown of Garth Brooks.   A big four lane road was named Garth Brooks Boulevard.  We drove as far as Shawnee Oklahoma and found a Hampton Inn for the night.   There were no campgrounds around this area and the weather is so bad we decided not to continue for today.   Luckily there is a Cracker Barrel right next door so we will have dinner there tonight and get a good night’s rest before starting out again in the morning.   Hopefully the weather will have cleared.

Stay tuned!

2 Responses to “Rainy Days and Mondays….7/27/09”

  1. sheila Says:

    Hey guys, Those are some scary looking clouds. Hope the weather clears soon. I did see the entry about the glass of wine and that nice little mellow walk home. You make me laugh and blush all at the same time.haha!!!! Well I’ll see you two soon. Take care and be safe, sheila

  2. Donna Says:

    Love your daily updates!!

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