More Stories from the Road
We have made it to Cheyenne, WY where we will spend the next 3 days with Brian's parents. We're excited to be in one spot for a few days!
After a VERY late start to Tulsa on Friday night (we arrived at 3:30am) we had a very quick, but well worth it visit with my friend Kristen before hitting the road again, making our way to Lubbock. Remember how I said we hadn't seen too many interesting things? Well, that certainly changed driving Route 66 through Oklahoma and Texas!
We stopped in a 1 stoplight town called Erick, OK, complete with tumbleweeds and stray dog getting blown in the wind across Main Street. As we walked up the sidewalk, we realized the meaning of Ghost Town--nothing was open (and they weren't just closed for the day) except the Sandhills Curiosity Shop. After stopping here, we kind of realized why maybe nothing else was open in the town. WOW! That's really all I can say--it was creepy, an interesting piece of history, but very creepy! They had just finished a performance when we arrived, so we didn't have the 'pleasure' of that experience, so until we saw this video we really had no idea what we missed. Again, WOW!
We got back in the RV and headed down the road again, this time stopping just a bit over the Texas border in Groom, TX where we saw this pretty amazing sight. I have to say that when you're driving up the interstate and see this off in the distance it's really quite awesome. And if we hadn't been aware of it and already planning to pull over and visit, we would have been forced to by our awe of what we saw. What joy it brought to see it off in the distance and up close!
We spent the weekend in Lubbock with Brian's brother and sister & brother-in-law. We had a great time and loved getting to celebrate our 2nd anniversary with an ice cream cake made by Jenny (Brian's sister). We even had the pleasure of Mark (Brian's brother) riding with us as we travelled from Lubbock to Denver on Monday before we put him on a plane back to Bozeman, MT where he's in school. Along the way, we found 2 giant legs wearing tube socks in the middle of the a pasture. Kinda makes you wonder, doesn't it?
Today we made it to Cheyenne and well, this is why we're moving to Australia: