September 26 - 27, 2013
We were up and on the road before the sun when we left Amarillo last week...
What a beautiful ride we had...not much traffic, cool weather, and a gorgeous sunrise to enjoy.
Instead of getting on I 40 east by the KOA, we chose to travel the back way to the Interstate...
...and enjoy the countryside.
We rode thru Wheeler, TX, population 1592. These turkeys were practicing the turkey trot...or,
...maybe just late for breakfast!
We drove a whopping 375 miles to Checotah, OK where we spent the night. That was our first time to spend the night in Oklahoma. We didn't see a thing, but I will still add it to our travel map. Our rule is an overnight counts. What's your rule?
Friday morning our route took us thru the north western corner of Arkansas. Its really pretty...we have never been to Arkansas either.
We enjoyed the scenery...
It wasn't all flat land. There were plenty of times Belle was charging up hills.
Neither one of us paid attention in geography class or we would have known we were in the Ozark Mountains!
So here we are in Branson, MO...our dear friends, Mary Ellen and Jim, from Kitchener, Ontario met us. We met them at Cape Hatteras, NC in the spring of 2011 and this is our third time to visit. What a fun time we are having.
Meet Francie and Nelli. What smart pups they are and so funny too!
So what have we been up to besides long visits, picnics, and side-splitting laughter? More on that later!
But here is a clue!
Take care...until next time, enjoy the view!