We left for Amarillo, Texas with two more stops in Oklahoma to finish our passport book for that state. On the drive, the road was pretty bumpy and it caused one of the lights on the dashboard to come on. We had to pull over and make sure it wasn’t anything serious. Thankfully, it wasn’t so we continued on. As we drove Papa said, “Wasn’t it great to take a shower in a full size tub and not worry about taking too long?” I said, “I was thinking the same thing!” It’s great to have a shower in the RV and we are grateful for it. We will also enjoy the extra room we have again when we get back home.
The first stop was at the Route 66 Museum in Clinton, OK. We left the Schell’s a little later than we’d intended and arrived at the Museum with just enough time to make it to our next destination in Elk City, OK. If we’d been there earlier we probably would have taken a bit more time to browse – they had some pretty cool things from back in the day. We remember some of the items in the museum and wondered if it is now time for us to say, “back in our day?
Our last stop in Oklahoma was at the National Route 66 Museum Complex. After a mix-up with the GPS—she led us to the East side of Route 66 and we wanted the West side—we finally arrived right at 5:00pm. Mimi prayed, “Please Lord, let them not have left yet!” As Papa swung the RV into the parking lot, Mimi saw a woman with a set of keys locking the doors so I ran to her yelling, “Could you stamp our book?” “We just need a stamp!” “Please, just a stamp!” (Well, you know Mimi didn’t actually “run” but she came as close as she could to a run. The nice lady said I’d have to knock on the door of the Gift Shop and ask the woman in there so that’s exactly what I did! She was kind and came to the door, gave me a stamp and smiled and said, “You just made it cause we were about the leave.” Whew. Sadly this didn’t give us enough time to spend here and will be worth another visit. It seems to hold much history.
Papa and Mimi didn’t make it to Amarillo as we’d hoped but we found a Self-Serve RV Park in Alanreed, Texas called the Longhorn RV Park. It had great reviews on RV Parky and seemed the perfect place for us to spend the night. It was only $20 with full hook-ups! When we arrived we were the only ones there. It also seemed a bit … ummm… sparse and we hoped we hadn’t somehow made a mistake, but we put our $20. in the envelope and set-up for the night.
Papa made friends with the two horses that were fenced behind the park and I made tacos for dinner. After cleaning up the dinner dishes in our itty-bitty sink, we enjoyed a walk down the quiet road. We had two neighbors for the night join us in the park; one couple had two young daughters who laughed and giggled while chasing one another around outside. Papa and I couldn’t help but imagine how much fun each of our grands would have traveling across the country, too. We hope some day y’all can.
I asked Papa if he wanted me to drive a bit and he said, “Only if you want to.” I said, “I will if you need me to so you can rest. But, what will you do if I am driving?” He said, “I’d sleep.” “Really? Would you be able to sleep if I was driving?” “Probably not,” he said. So, Papa has done all of the driving and I am doing the navigation.
That’s what you’d call, teamwork.