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Sun Jun 21, 2015
Departure: 9:30 AM, Memphis, TN
Arrival: 4:30 PM, Checotah, OK
Miles: 366.4 miles
Travel Time: 7 hrs.
Checotah is the home of Carrie Underwood. She did NOT greet us at the town limits, thank you very much.
If you know who Carrie Underwood is, I'm sure you’re impressed.
If you don’t, you’re probably ...
... The chariot received it's first stone chip on the front. Tomorrow we head to Groom, Tx and the sculptures of the crucifixion and then to Amarillo, TX and the Palo Duro Canyon state park. Probably have at least a few pics tomorrow.
... between two mountain ranges: the Boston Mountains, and the Ouachita Mountains. We drove by Carrie Underwood's home town, a small town not too far from the Arkansas border.
Just before we stopped for the day, we drove into Henryetta to buy a few groceries at WalMart. We drove the length of Main Street, about one mile long. The street was lined with dilapidated store fronts. If this is typical then small town Oklahoma is in trouble.
We are stopped for ...
Sunday, Oct. 27th. We had a wonderful drive through the Arkansas Mt's along route 270 in the western part of the state. Lots of autumn colors, beautiful mountain scenery, good road. Just the time we crossed over into Oklahoma things changed a bit! The road was in poor shape and there wasn't the attention to a litter free state that we had experienced in Arkansas.
We drove to Arrowhead ...
... and warm-hearted people today…what a nice town to spend a day in. As Cliff said, no one’s in a huge rush around here and everyone knows each other, so it makes for a very welcoming atmosphere. We were even told to keep the combination code to the gate lock at the fairgrounds in case we ever pass through there again and need a free place to stay. I really love small towns and I’m really humbled by how inviting they’ve been to us…