Thursday, January 29, 2009

On the Road...

This will be a short post since I've been on the road all day (over 17 hours) and am looking forward to a hot shower and a nice cozy bed to climb into. Early this morning we started off in Memphis and made our way across Arkansas. My eyes traced the looping patterns the flocks of birds made, dipping and swooping. When we stopped for breakfast, I kept fantasizing that we'd run into the author of the Sookie Stackhouse books since she's from that area. Though I doubt she'd be at the Cracker Barrel.

We were making pretty good time until we hit Oklahoma. The hoary trees, covered in sparkling frost and icicles were an omen of troubles ahead. For a good long stretch in Oklahoma, the roads were covered in thick pot-hole-marred ice and the traffic slowed to a mere crawl. The semi-trucks continued to splash the windows with their wheeled up slush, covering our windshield in a mixture of sand, salt, ice, and mud. (Which made it nearly impossible to see through.)

The pictures above are of the wintry scenery along the road in Oklahoma, a huge wind turbine blade, a rock at sunset in Sayre, OK (close to the Texas border), and the view from our room here in Albuquerque, the land of my birth.


Unknown said...

Thats a mighty long haul!! I had to drive from Texas to Ohio last year to go pick my Son that was a haul! Sp yall please be careful!!
Warm winter huggs!
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Things are going to be so much better for you soon, lad. It's sunny and lovely here in Tucson today.
See you tonight!