Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Pauls Valley
Travel Blogs from Pauls Valley
... bit of trouble starting the van in the morning I was looking at a bit of a rush to get to Oklahoma City (where there's several congregations) in time for a morning meeting.
But an afternoon meeting would be a problem as I'd then be risking getting myself dirty handling some car stuff I was to pick up there. I asked the GPS if there was another Kingdom Hall closer.
"Yes!" it said. And so it led me to the small town ...
... got more and more frequent. Eventually it started to rain a little but nothing too bad. Then all of a sudden the heavens opened up and it was like we were in a shower but the water was EVERYWHERE. WE had to drive about 20 mph so that we didn't skid and also because we simply couldn't see very far. After about 100 miles of slow driving and horrible rain it started to slow down a little bit. Sam continued to power through this drive ...
We took a side trip to turner falls becauseit was so hot. 94° today.
The falls were great and a nice picnic area
Some of the people took their picnic very seriously. 4 burner bbq with a hand trolley to carry everything.
Due to this side trip we Missed the Chickasaw Cultural Centre.
On the plus side we didsee a few armadillos . They were all sleeping on the side of theroad in varying stages of ...
... country. Cowboy hats and spurs seem to be de-rigeur when driving your pickup truck. Yee-haw.
Dinner tonight was at a Chinese all you can eat buffet next to the hotel. $10 inc tax and tip for all you can eat. The food was excellent too. Just my kind of place.
Another 350+ miles are on the cards tomorrow.
... I-35 if you dare take the exit onto US 77 and bypass the main freeway. Even if you just stand at the overlook, the detour is well worth it. But the adventure is down by the river.
There is a castle built in several sections right into the side of the mountains. It was built as a summer home in the 30's but now is just awesome ruins ...