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Well, we finally crossed back into the great state of Texas; Dad and I are finally home again. I feel bigger already. It's not a long trip from Leedey, OK and we entered Texas right into Dad's old home county - Hemphill. The counties in this part of the world were obviously demarked by surveyors instead of politicians because they're all big rectangles, and I mean BIG rectangles. ...
... so, I thought I might join them but, Dad said they are coyotes and that I might not like them very much. Still, it would have been nice just to say hi to some very distant cousins.
Dad says we're headed back to Texas tomorrow. Ahhhhhh, the Promised Land.
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Smell Ya Later,
... take me.
We stopped at our first Route 66 historical monument: "The 'Y' on 66" in Clinton, OK. Dad was thrilled about it. As you can see from the picture, me, well, not so much. I mean, it's a car dealership now for dog's sake.
Well, OK then...on to Uncle Hoot's house up the road in Leedey, OK.
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Smell Ya Later,
... on the site and was our first intended destination.
The Memorial is a three-story poignant museum which recounts the fateful events of that day as they unfolded in chronological order. It begins with an audio recording taken at 9am from a municipal hearing being held in a building over the road. At 9.02am you hear the bomb go off and it then moves on to the immediate aftermath, told from a number of different ...
Rt 66 is facinating.
It's incredible to see just how big an impact the newer I40 has been to the local towns.
Even though, in many cases, the highway is literally a stones through from the old rt 66, the impact is severe. In many of the towns, there is very little left but old shells of buildings, ...