Sunday, October 9, 2011

On the Road

We just got back from a road trip. Picture it...2 adults, 3 dogs, 3400 miles in a Mini Cooper. I only took a few photos (no room in the car for my camera bag so I only had my cell phone).

We drove from California to Arkansas and back on interstate 40 which follows the old Route 66 most of the way (Route 66 goes north after Oklahoma City but we continued east to Arkansas).

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Northern Arizona/New Mexico gets the award for best scenery.

We spent our time in the car counting Fed Ex trucks (288 in 4 days including Fed Ex Freight, Ground and Custom Critical and one flipped on it's side with packages strewn about) and listening to one-hit-wonders on satelite radio.

We drove through the following Native American lands-Navaho, Zuni, Hopi, Apache, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Muskogee (Creek), Seminole, Sac and Fox, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Kickapoo, and Potawatomi. Many of these tribes were relocated from their native lands to Oklahoma in the 1830's and their journey became known as the Trail of Tears.

We passed near these interesting-sounding places but didn't stop to explore:
Hog Trough, AR
Possum Grape AR (not to be confused with Possum Trot, AR)
Roman Nose State Park, OK (named after a Cheyenne chief)
Deaf Smith, TX (yes, there actually was a Deaf Smith)
Zuzax, NM
Searchlight, NV

The dogs loved sleeping on the bed in the hotels (found thanks to and not allowed at home.

and no one got car sick. The dogs enjoyed snoozing in the back window and enjoying the view.

These cute critters advertised Pig Out Palace in Henryetta, OK. We didn't eat there but I was really tempted to buy a t-shirt.

All in all, not a bad trip.

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