On the 1st, the day after Okie joined me, we had a frustrating day crossing Oklahoma while trying to stay on Route 66. A great portion of the way the old road runs parallel to its I-40 Interstate replacement but the old road has a slower, more relaxed speed limit. I would end up on the I-40 and there the road would appear, following right along side, taunting me with its crawling pace and empty pavement. So few cars use this stretch of road I would have it to myself the majority of the time...if I could just stay on it. Getting lost did help me stumble upon a few signs and items of interest, like a relic train from the Rock Island Line Johnny Cash sang about.
Palo-Duro Canyons. Okie does very well walking with me most of the time and stays with me off-leash. She's learning quickly about where she sits when we drive (on my lap) and where she sleeps (with me of course). She recognizes the van and waits for me to pick her up into it. She's adjusting quickly and I'm thrilled.
Tonight we'll sleep in the canyon and start fresh tomorrow. It's cheaper than the park we stayed in last night, right by a highway, and MUCH prettier. The woman at the entrance told me if I'm in after 6 and out early we can stay for free. What a doll!! Then it's off to see Cadillac Ranch tomorrow.