Today we've seen a whole lot of empty spaces across western Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. Outstanding landscape features have been millions of cows, most of whom seem to have their own cow tunnels under the interstate, and forests of wind turbines.
The sameness was relieved only by the signs:
Two minor mishaps: a rock from out of nowhere chipped the windshield, and after lunch Floyd and I both got locked in the restaurant's restrooms. On my side of the hall, the door lock would do nothing but spin, and a waitperson had to come and body slam it open. Across the way, the door handle came off in Floyd's hand and he was delayed while he figured out how to put it back together and open the door. What are the odds?
After that, we spend a nostalgic afternoon driving parallel to the old Route 66 and remembering when we drove the original road in November 1961 as newlyweds.tomorrow we head for Flagstaff and some real mountains.