A quick rundown of today....
At 11am I had an appointment. Then Carrie, my sister, and I hooked up with Andrew,
my fiancé, for
lunch. I wanted to see him before I took off ;)
Gotta Get Going
Christie at first gas station
We were on the road by 1:30 and our plan was to head into Oklahoma. Storms
were forecast in South Kansas...moderate risk too, but we couldn't make that
in time. Dang appointment! We listened to a Storm Chase 2009 music mix I
made. We spoke about our target town and picked Ardmore, Oklahoma. Just
North of that town was a State Park we wanted to check out. I'd seen it
briefly years ago and wanted another look at it.
We traveled up I-45 and managed to arrive in Dallas at rush hour. Traffic
was horrible. We took 75 to 635 to 35E all the way past Denten. After that
battle we made it to the other side. Carrie and I were playing the VWbug
game. I counted 19 total and was 8 up on her ;)
VWBug vs. Star Wars Theory
You ever notice that VWbugs are mainly near towns? One doesn't see them on
the back roads very often. Makes me think of Star Wars. :P TIE fighters don't
have warp speed capabilities, so they have to still close to the mothership...maybe
VWbugs don't have warp speed so they have to stay close to the city!?! haha...
We found a smartcar that was blue and white...had the license plate of R2D2-
4 2....we got a great laugh off that.
Carrie enjoying the ride
With a Song
Ponder's Restaurant in Ardmore, Oklahoma
Entering Oklahoma we bust out in duet singing Oklahoma...never mind we couldn't
remember all the words, which was half the fun! lol
We found ourselves tired and ready to stop in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Funny
thing is right were our hotel is a restaurant is and its name is Ponder's....hahaha....
know I owned a restaurant did you!?! haha...
But now we are chilling...
Our target zone is Northern Oklahoma right at the corner of Oklahoma, Kansas,
Using Streets & Trips
Estimated gas cost at $4 a gallon (note:
most stations were around $3.59) $50.07
gas costs: $22, $20.61, and $9.83 Gainesville...total: $52.44
at Crackerbarrel, split meal $15 total.