It's wasn't as cold this morning as the weather guessers said it would be. It was only 16degrees.
Praise God, Don was feeling much better this morning.
We got all hitched up and were on our way by 10:30 AM. I had to get a picture of our two 5'ers together... isn't that odd to you that we would see our old house back in the same park that it was in before we traded it? and that we parked right behind it! We started out with sun shine and lots of traffic. (Did I tell you that our lap top crashed? Only 18 months old! So... I will have to post this from memory and that's not so good all the time. You know how I love to record our road time as we go.) You know me .... got to get pictures along the way. Tell me the slightest spark wouldn't send this pasture up in flames. Even though it's dry, it's still pretty to me. What did I tell you about the slightest spark??? We saw more than one patch like this while we were still in Oklahoma. Christmas Trees!! Well, Cedars were the kind of Christmas Trees we had when I was a kid. Cows grazing in a bunch ... it's warmer that way. Turner Falls area in the distance. Oh my goodness!! Color! Pretty good picture at 65mph, huh? A "going down the road" shot. Just before the Turner Falls exit. That's small mountain covered with trees. The Turner Falls water
tower tank. Yes, this is Oklahoma. And we still have traffic, but where did the sunshine go? We're climbing. Still climbing. Can you tell that I'm having fun getting to know my camera? (excuse the smudge on the windshield) I will always be amazed at how trees can grow on rocks. (I'm amazed that this isn't blurry.) We should be getting a strong signal on our cell phones. We're actually on top of a mountain. Going back down. There's a small lake in the distance that we will pass in a few minutes. Still a lot of traffic. Not the lake. Yep, Gene Autry was from Oklahoma. But you knew that. Just in case you were feeling lost, here's a bit of commercialism. The lake. The name of this lake is on this sign on the left, but I can't remember what it says. (I told you) Something else that amazes me.... how the water in the lake reflects the colors of the sky. In Ardmore, we stopped at the Flying J to eat breakfast, even though it was almost noon. See the Quantum. We found the RV parking area in front.... after we got in the restaurant. After our meal and while we were filling up with gas, this lady comes up to my window and says, "Where you headed?" Me: "Arizona. You?" She replied: "Mission, Texas." Me: "Yeah? We have friends in Alamo. They're the chaplains there." She: "I bet we know them." Me: "The Maloney's?" She: "YES! We know them. We're the Gundersons." Me: "I will tell them we saw you. Merry Christmas!!" And there go the Gundersons. Well, only a few miles down the road, I was looking out the window on my side when Don said, "Whoa, Mr. Gunderson!!" I looked back forward just in time to see Mr. Gunderson whip back into his lane after very narrowly missing an eighteen wheeler that was passing them. Thank the LORD! That could have been really bad. Well, needless to say, we never passed the Gundersons. :-) And we pray they make it to their destination.
More south Oklahoma scenery. The RED RIVER has a little water flowing. Why do I not remember ever seeing that railroad trestle? Good-bye Oklahoma. Geez, it's greener in Texas. The Texas Motor Speedway. Not much going on here today. Almost 2:00 PM and we see Fort Worth. An oil rig going in right in town. The Trinity River. Downtown Fort Worth from the Trinity River.We got through Fort Worth without any delay. Good time of the day to go through the city. I wonder if this rail road track is still being used? Another Savannah! But not our old one. Now that would have been TOO weird. More winter grass fields. We're almost to our destination! By 4:30 PM, we're parked and set up. Really nice patio area right out our door. And trees! This will be home for a week! NOW, it's time to go see our Waco grandkids!
(Hope you enjoyed our trip from Norman to Waco!)