Monday, March 26, 2018 – Location: Ardmore, Oklahoma
Had a great night’s sleep with the windows open. Woke up to the sounds of Texas Grackles making all kinds of noises in the tree outside my window. Amazing how many sounds they can make.
Got going around 8 o’clock, thinking we would have breakfast somewhere down the road. Our goal today is Wichita Falls, Texas near the Oklahoma border. It’s warm and cloudy this morning and they’re calling for thunderstorms north of here this afternoon. Hopefully, I miss them.
I took highway 180 east and stopped at Lamesa, Texas for Yuma’s walk and then we had breakfast. Lost an hour with the move to CDT.
At the little town of Anson, we turned north on hwy 277 heading for Seymour. At Seymour we caught hwy 82 going towards Wichita Falls and the end of my day.
Saw a number of these fabricated houses today. Must be popular out here in Texas.
However, it started raining as I arrived at Seymour and it rained all the way to Wichita Falls. Sometimes it was a downpour with some hail and lots of thunder and lightning. Just outside of Wichita Falls, I stopped for gas and made the decision to drive myself out of this pouring rain.
Knowing how I hated paying all the toll fees on I-44, I looked eastward and Ardmore, Oklahoma is only an hour and a half more northeast. So, I took hwy 79 which then connected to hwy 70 east right into Ardmore. About half way there, the rain stopped. I’ll worry about where to go tomorrow later tonight when I’m rested.
Been a long day, but that will make the next two days shorter. Got here around 5:30. I’m now high and dry in the Ardmore Walmart parking lot in a great spot way out in the north forty next to a fence with a soccer field on the other side. Should be another quiet night. And they have lots of Oklahoma Grackles here to wake me up in the morning. The temperature is 73 and it is cloudy and humid here.
Just as I’m finishing up I hear a loud thunder. I guess the rain has caught up with me. Hope it’s gone by morning.
See you later.