Monday, April 1, 2013

"Day One - Oklahoma City"

Oklahoma City was the destination for day one of our trip back to PA. The most memorable part of the drive was the 2 hours we spent on the 104 in Southeast NM. For two hours in early morning, we were the only car on the road. We marveled at the vistas like the one pictured below - mesas and large cattle ranches as far as the eye could see.

We passed hundreds and hundreds of those elegant, giant windmills in the flat fields. We saw the long circular irrigators that make those large crop circles that one sees from the air when flying over the Southwest.

Billboards were amusing, like the one that had a picture of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. It read, "Visit liberal Kansas".  There was also a billboard advertising a restaurant where one could eat a 72 oz steak FREE. That is like nine 8oz steaks! What they don't tell you is that you must eat the whole steak, including fat and gristle, before it is a free meal.

There was a line of old Volkswagen Beetles  painted with graffiti buried halfway into the ground. And who could not notice the white cross as tall as an 8 story building against dark storm clouds.

Only in America...Love it!

1 comment:

  1. Stark in their own way, surreal and somewhat frightening, relics of the past, promises for heaven, all icons......the photo of the white cross in front of the foreboding sky....makes me want to RUN.....fastttttt!!!! back to my greening Pennsylvanian lawn, right HERE...right NOW!!!! and bursting daffodil garden! Hurry home! I am going outside to garden! :-)