Visiting Dallas

We made it in about midnight last night. It was a long drive, but made quite shorter due to two factors: Dramamine and Road Games. I took a dramamine ’cause I get carsick in the backseat. Unbeknownst to me, it also makes you drowsy. So I’m all settled in the back, thinking about sleep, putting in my earphones and putting on some Arcade Fire and then…wham! Indi hits me with a road game. I could not choose to not play.

It was the classic ‘Name an (actor) that starts with the letter A’ then B, then C, etc. It lasted the WHOLE TIME. ALL OF IT! Sleep did not happen. But at least there wasn’t drab driving involved.

We took an alternate route to Dallas; normally I go through OKC. Instead, we went through some smaller towns, including the ominous ‘Stringtown’ where we actually stopped at a travel plaza. Indi got a Big Red there, which is the worst cola ever. It doesn’t even belong in the cola category. Horrible.

Anyway; today we’re going to breakfast, and then the Container Store, perhaps a bookstore. It’s cold but there is no snow. I wonder how Tulsa is faring…

About rhysfunk

Rhys Martin was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1981. In 2009, he sold everything he owned and left the country, living out of a backpack for ten months. He discovered a passion for photography while traveling throughout Southeast Asia and Europe. After returning home, he looked at his home town and Oklahoma heritage with fresh eyes. When he began to explore his home state, Rhys turned his attention to historic Route 66. As he became familiar with the iconic highway, he began to truly appreciate Oklahoma’s place along the Mother Road. He has traveled all 2,400 miles of Route 66, from Chicago to Los Angeles. He has also driven many miles on rural Oklahoma highways to explore the fading Main Streets of our small towns. Rhys has a desire to find and share the unique qualities of the Sooner State with the rest of the world. Cloudless Lens Photography has been featured in several publications including This Land, Route 66 Magazine, Nimrod Journal, Inbound Asia Magazine, The Oklahoman, and the Tulsa World. In 2018 he published his first book, Lost Restaurants of Tulsa. Rhys loves to connect with people and share his experiences; ask him about enjoyable day trips from Tulsa, locations along Route 66, and good diners or burger joints along the way.
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