Sunday, November 28, 2021

Second Day on the road: Smooth Sailing

 Nick, Yuma and I made it through the second day on the road with a beautiful warm and windless ride.  Before leaving I took a few pictures of our stop for the night at Conway Route 66 rest area.


The side walk from the parking area to the building has a number of small buildings used for shelters covering picnic tables.




Here's our parking place for the night.  Filled with trucks but not too noisy.
We got on the road after breakfast at 9 AM heading ever west.  Made our first stop fairly soon to pick up some oil.  Noticed the oil level was low.  Took about one and a half quarts to put it back to normal.

Right before going into Oklahoma and getting on the turnpike to Tulsa we stopped to top off the tanks so I could make it to our night's destination.  Hit the border with a full tank of diesel.

I-44 going through Oklahoma was smooth sailing.  Just had to keep my eyes on the road because the traffic was fairly busy.  Yuma was helping 😊


Have to give credit to Nick for the pictures.  Here is a beauty as we bypassed Tulsa looking back to the east while going over the Arkansas River.

We continued on I-44 from Tulsa on the Turnpike and completely bypassed Oklahoma City.  Didn't have to take I-40 right through the city.  That is a nice improvement.

Ended up in Weatherford, Oklahoma Walmart about 50 miles west of Oklahoma City around 4 PM and called it a night.

Before anything else I had to figure out the Dish Tailgater and get it going to watch Yellowstone.  Ended up calling Dish helpline and they got me going about half hour before the program started at 7 o'clock.  Glad I made it.

Time for us to get some sleep.  Hope tomorrow goes as well.

15 comments:

  1. Walmart in Weatherford Oklahoma eh. Yep, I know right where you are. We've been there several times ourselves. We took that turnpike heading east one time and found it to be a great way around Oklahoma City.

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    1. Familiar place in Weatherford. They've completed the 44 bypass so no more I-40 through OKC for me.

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  2. Sounds like another pleasant,uneventful day on the road - the best kind! You all seem to be making good progress. Great pictures, Nick. The Cknway rest stop is really nice. That Yuma is making sure you stay on the right path.

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    1. Glad things are smooth. Yuma has adjusted well and Nick keeps busy all day. He's a great help.

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  3. We stayed there once on our first trip out west. You folks are putting a lot of miles behind you in quick time. Nick welcome to the snowbird way of life for a few months, I’m sure it will be an educational time, and the memories or nightmares will last a lifetime. Haha. Enjoy the adventure.

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    1. Yep, we're moving right along. Hoping the adventures are many and the nightmares few.

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    1. Thanks Nancy. If Doug would just clean that windshield they would be much better 😁

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  5. Great day! You are making good time and how nice to have someone to take pictures. I'm sure he will be in a lot too. Nice job, both of you! Have fun! Love that rest area. ♥

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    1. Thanks Patsy. Now if he only knew how to cook 😁

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  6. Nice to have Nick along as an additional photographer. Is he comfortable driving the White Lion? It's big!

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    1. It is great to have a helping hand. Unfortunately it requires a special license to drive this thing which he doesn't have.

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  7. Boy the river sure looks low! Those are some awesome pictures! What a wonderful trip for the both of you! Making memories for sure!

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