SUNRISE ON I-40 THIS MORNING
It was a quiet night but with all the Route 66 Casino parking lot floodlights overhead it made Arizona’s brightest afternoon look like a cloudy day. When we rolled into that parking lot Saturday afternoon we were only the second RV there. This morning we tippy toed out through a dozen or more sleepy rigs scattered about. It was 5:55 a.m.
Minutes later we topped a rise west of Albuquerque New Mexico & were treated to a beautiful sight. I had only ever seen this once before & that was driving into Las Vegas Nevada late one night a bunch of years ago. The lights of Albuquerque were splayed out over a black velvet desert floor like a bunch of glittering silver & gold diamonds. What a beautiful sight it was & not one I will soon forget. But, you have to be there before sunrise:))
Climbed our way up & over the mountain range east of Albuquerque & soon found ourselves on the very western reaches of the great American Plain. Watched the mountains disappear in my side view mirror & whispered a quiet, ‘see you guys in October’. A small set of mountains out around Tucumcari & that was it. We were out onto the rolling hills & grasslands of the Plains for sure now. And, it’s a long ways across those Plains too. Oh how nice it was to see fields upon fields of vibrant & fresh looking Spring grass again. Seemed the further East we drove the more greener & abundant the grass became. And, what a treat to see all those fresh new green leaves on the trees. Sure is looking like Spring in these here parts alright. And, what a cheer-up that was.
YEP, WE’RE HEADING HOME SO IT’S EGG SALAD SANDWICH TIME AGAIN
My destination today was to reach an area west of Oklahoma City. And, we did that. This blog is coming to you from a Walmart parking lot in Weatherford Oklahoma right beside I-40. We are about 60 miles west of Oklahoma City. It hit 90F today & that old sweaty humid feeling was in the air again. It was so nice to have been humidity free these past 5 months. And to think, it’s only April 1rst & we are only in Oklahoma. Got a feeling it’s going to be a hot humid summer in Southwestern Ontario.
We have an hour’s early morning drive to reach the big City & beat the Monday morning manic madness. Stopped at an Oklahoma Info center just east of the Texas State line & the lady there recommended we do the toll road way around the downtown core. We will take her advice & do that. Will let you know tomorrow night how we made out.
We do not have a strong Verizon connection here in Weatherford tonight so I will keep the blog short & the photos down to a dull roar. Couldn’t even find myself a joke on the internet. If I can’t get it to publish tonight I will try again in the morning once we have cleared the area. Tried our recently acquired Wilson Sleek antennae & power booster but the only thing that piece of technology seems good for is a paper weight on a windless day.
A lot of tears behind my sunglasses today. Hard to keep one’s mind off things mile after mile so it has a tendency to wander through memory banks pausing for a Motor memory here & stopping for another one there.
Want to thank everyone for all the kind comments, emails & shouts about our little Motormouse. Kelly sometimes reads the comments to me while we’re driving & it was the comments, shouts, & emails that in part caused the tears behind my sunglasses today. We thank you all so much for your care & concern. Hadn’t realized how much our little Cora had reached out & touched so many kind hearts.
SAW THIS IN THE WEATHERFORD WALMART THIS AFTERNOON & THOUGHT IT CUTE