Heading to Texas
Bubba is heading across Oklahoma and moving into Texas. Route 66 went through a short piece of Texas. Some of the towns bypassed by the new roads have dried up and some have blown away.
We arose early and had a brief bite in the local tavern.
The place needed a little maintenance; a light bulb was burned out in the rest room.
The road was getting rougher so I gave a test drive to a car better suited to both me and the road. It is little but rough.
I took it for a spin. It was a little hard for me to turn the steering wheel.
I decided to go back to being a passenger with Rick and Spider. The addition of the newer, bigger, roads makes it difficult to stay on the old portions sometimes. Our choice here was to go over the perimeter fence or go around and do some backtracking.
Maybe we could dodge the trucks and stay on track.
Some of the old places are deteriorating and it is only a matter of time before…
We waited at this place for an hour and a half for a big gust of wind.
In other places restoration has taken place. This little station is in Shamrock Texas. It is a great little town worth a stop.
At night it is a beacon in the darkness.
When in Shamrock Texas there is but one place to eat. Big Vern’s
It isn’t hard to find. It is one block east of THE red light. We missed it at first because we only saw a green light but eventually found it and the friendly staff took us to our table.
They brought me in, in a nice bunch of grapes.
After seeing the town’s other attraction, the largest water tower in the state we bedded down for the night.
Next time we will learn about Devil’s Rope.