Driving Across America 2019 travel blog

Oklahoma highway road


The Oklahomaman (city newspaper) building

Carlo and the waitresses

While we are currently in Arkansas, this post is about Oklahoma.

Each state continues to be a little more lush than the other. Funny thing is, it appears to start being lush right at the state line.

Driving on US 40 in Oklahoma was very enjoyable. The roads were nice and smooth, the scenery was greener and the drivers were courteous.

Previously I read about Carhenge. It's where somebody buried several Cadillacs reminiscent to Stonehenge. I thought about stopping there but I didn't think it was worth the trek. It just so happens that it is right along I-40. My decision to not seek it out proved to be a correct decision. There are about 8 cars there and they are now tagged with graffiti. Since they are right by the freeway, they were easy to see.

We spent the night in Oklahoma City and asked the clerk what we should not miss seeing while we were here. He said we should not miss seeing the Oklahoma City bombing memorial.

On the way to the memorial there were murals and beautiful restored buildings.

The day before, Oklahoma City had aa Oklahoma City bombing memorial run. People also brought items to post on the fence as remembrances and tributes. We saw the Reflection Pond, manicured lawns and different sayings etched into the concrete walls. Very moving.

As a last little remembrance of Oklahoma, we stopped at a roadside cafe near the border. The waitresses were wearing tye dye shirts,so we had to get a picture.

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