Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Oklahoma


Oklahoma

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Happy #1 Birthday to my Sweet Great Nephew, Gus!

Can you believe that we have been "on the road" for 30 days?......two days to go until we are home!

Oklahoma Welcome 

Phil wanted to drive on Old Route 66..... So, we veered off course for a ride....Route 66 followed pretty much along side Interstate 40 for most of our Oklahoma Route.

Can you imagine how many vehicles have traveled on this highway since 1927?........
And, now there is grass growing in the center of the highway.....
I find that fascinating.

An old, sad, dilapidated barn / farm with a lone windmill and a rusty fence.
This "farm" was right on Route 66.    No traffic....just crickets chirping.....

All through Texas and Oklahoma every so many miles there was a lone windmill.
Some still pumping water, some twisted by heavy winds, some rusty, some a relic from days gone by..

It saddens me to see barns gone by the wayside....

A field of red dirt along Route 66

An Oklahoma City Skyline

A working rusty oil pump rig.  

Kaw Nation Tower along Interstate 35
I googled Kaw Indians. I had not heard of that tribe.  There is a lot of information about the Kaw.

Kansas Welcome

A hedge row apple tree.
We passed miles and miles of hedge apple trees.  
A great wind break.  And an affordable way of fencing off ranches and farms.


A hedge apple or Osage orange
I love the color!  I have used them in fall decorations.   

We are about 70 miles into Kansas.  Staying in the southwestern corner of the state.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 1, 2014
We will travel to Kansas City, Kansas, visiting my aunt and uncle and two of my cousins and their families.  It will be great to see them!   So many great childhood memories!

Journey Mercies