This week, I was delighted to find myself heading westwardly bound into the old familiar places of yesteryear.
My route included heading through Alabama, Mississippi (one stop), Tennessee (one stop), Arkansas, Oklahoma (one stop) Kansas (one stop) I was only in Kansas for a grand total of 11 miles, and Missouri (4 stops).
I have a separate post to enlighten you with the details of that journey, but for now......I just have two comments.
1. Is it just me or is there an unusually large number of tire marks in the medians? I don't mean where Smokies are making flips to chase down the bad guy either. I mean out of control vehicles... Seriously! I drive in some of the heaviest traffic areas, and while there are some major malfunctions, there is nothing that compares to the battle scars left on I-40. Did you people forget how to drive, or is the monotony of the open road/wide open spaces lulling you to sleep? It just seems like every quarter of a mile, there was a new path cutting through the middle...Skids marks of a helter skelter design where someone left the roadway and ended up facing Jupiter, and not just the cars! Oh no, there were plenty of duel marks suggesting that the Big Riggers had been offroading it as well.
2. Someone is trying to burn up Oklahoma. In the first 50 miles , I noticed over a dozen stretches where the grassy shoulders had been burned into oblivion. Continuing onto the Muskogee Turnpike, I decided to film for a bit. In all, in a hundred mile stretch, there were 27 burns!! I am thinking you should not be throwing those lite cigarettes out the window, but that is just my opinion!!