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An Oasis in Texola

This weekend, I drove out to Shamrock Texas for the International Route 66 Festival, “Texas Welcomes the World.”  I’ll have a lot to say about my time here later, but today I want to share with you a little place … Continue reading

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Rock, Chalk, and the Land of Jayhawks

Early Thursday morning, I took Samantha to the airport so that she could spend a few days with her family back in New York.  The house is awful quiet when it’s just me, so I made plans for a little … Continue reading

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Sunshine and Storm Clouds: Part I

“It feels good to not set an alarm,” I told Samantha Friday night.  She smiled a knowing smile and said, “Doesn’t matter.  You have road trip brain; you’re gonna get up early anyway.”  She was right.  Since I was planning … Continue reading

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Comanche Territory & Frontier Towns

When I have a road trip planned, it’s easier to wake up early.  Granted, I don’t usually leave at 5:00 AM, but on Sunday that is what I did.  I was attending a quarterly Oklahoma Route 66 Association meeting in … Continue reading

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Strawberry Feels

“We’re going on a secret road trip Saturday,” I told Samantha on Wednesday.  She asked for a hint; I told her there was a hint in the front yard.  She guessed for days.  Eureka Springs?  A craft show?  Some obscure … Continue reading

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Backroad Bridgehunting

My mother-in-law is in town this weekend.  I am thankful that these visits do not come with the stereotypical hand-wringing and stress; I’m always happy when Cindy comes to town from New York.  She’s a great lady.  Additionally, Samantha is on … Continue reading

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Restless Wandering

I’ve been on vacation for nearly two weeks.  It’s been a busy time:  Thanksgiving, Indie Emporium, family stuff, house work.  I hadn’t been able to break free for a day and explore (as I am wont to do) until today. … Continue reading

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