(1) photos taken with Cannon...|
Today: departing Albuquerque at 6:45amPST after visiting Meteor Crater & Petrefied Forest the day before, and, heading for Oklahoma City to visit Aunt Jane, my mother's sister...|
...continuing east on I40 at 75+mph... WHEEEEEEEEE...
Tijeras NM - Singing Road Route 66 - America the Beautiful |
missed this... but... if you are heading east from Albuquerque on I40 check out historic route 66...
there is a stretch of Route 66 about 15 miles east of Albuquerque that has a unique musical
rumble strip embedded in the road... to hear the music you must be traveling at exactly 45 mph...
pretty cool!... next time...
click here to see a video and hear it in action: youtube.com/embed/K09OOJAQ-2Y?rel=0...
Morarity NM/Pilot 2072mi 6.32amPST 39of |
318.6mi in 70miRTE -:--hrs w/25.4avg mpg
12.594G 1.559/G $20.14
& while there, $02.49 for 2 ea bag ice [14.1]
Pit stop at Flying C Ranch, Encino, NM...|
forget the firecrackers... LOOK BEHIND YOU!!!...
... forget the rock book ends... LOOK BEHIND YOU!!!...
... ... got this Christmas tree ornament... hand painted on the INSIDE!!!
Here it is... PROOF that the government is secretly messing with the atmosphere to mess with the weather...|
... these Stucky's used to be along the highways all over the country...|
(2) photos taken with Cannon...|
... next stop... Russell's Travel Center...|
OK... been on the road for a while now... I dint wanna make a pit stop at my travel center (on I-40 Exit 369 Glen Rio, NM
(just before the New Mexico/Texas state line) w/FREE museum)...
(russellsttc.com)... but Sharon said
she did and she wanted to walk around for a while... get the blood circulating... ok... we'll stop...
ended up "walking around" for about an hour!
... me know "how"... me want "some"...|
(3) photos taken with Cannon...|
state line... good bye New Mexico, hello Texas...|
Stuckey's looks closed...|
that's 4&1/2lbs of meat... 9 ea 8oz steaks...|
I don't think so...
(4&5) photos taken with Cannon&Nikon...|
I am passing... I'm passing through...|
... tic tic tic...|
... funny way to spell pecan...
Erick OK/Loves 2433mi 3:13pm?ST 74of 
360.7mi in 62miRTE 4:38hrs w/25.4avg mpg
12.823G 1.559/G $19.99
how'd you get that big ol' truck up there Roy???|
... arrive at HoJo at 3:22pmPST...|
MOTEL: Howard Johnson Express - Meridian Ave exit, EXIT 145
400 South Meridian Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73108 405.896.8493
great breakfast area:
"Recovering from knee replacement surgery, 1st floor room or elevator please, thank you"
Queen Suite - Non-Smoking, continental breakfast is served each morning, free Wi-Fi,
cable TV, microwave, fridge.hairdryer, morning breakfast buffet, A/C, coffee machine
$5 upgrade for King Suite
REVIEW: Clean, economical, most satisfactory.
Leisure trip / Couple / Queen Room - Non-Smoking / Stayed 1 night
What could have been better? Wi-Fi workd but was slooooow
Most important to us is cleanliness - A+ on that, next in importance is the price,
hard king bed was great for our backs, and other things we appreciated were breakfast
included in room rate, cable TV, free Wi-Fi and location; would stay here again.
Dinner at Cracker Barrel w/Aunt Jane, Janette & Susan:|
S: pork chops,broccoli,sweet potatoe,lemonade
R: chicken fried steak,French fried okda,green beans,biscuit,salad,coffee
It was really great seeing the my mom's side of the family - it had been YEARS - don't even want to think about how many,
and Aunt Jane sounds so much like mom when she talks (wonder why), and Janette drove up from the gulf coast because whe was not
going to be home when we returned to California via I10 (thank you very much), and Susan, bless her heart, was feeling guilty all
these years for getting busted by grandma for pilfering my comic books in the box in the front bedroom closet at grandma's - "Rusl
would be very upset if they were not in the same condition as when he left them" - she promised to be very careful and said she was very careful
with them, and, and, and, she brought me a stack of comic books from the same era (WOW! thank you very much).