Started here:

Amarillo, Texas
Missing States I
Day 11 - Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Ended here:

Sayre, Oklahoma

Happy   Birthday   Snoopy!
You have no idea how hard it was to find a Birthday Cake with nine candles :)

T o d a y ' s    N a r r a t i v e
We spent most of today in Amarillo, Texas, my birthplace. We visited with my Aunt Fran and her friend Marvin. We had a nice buffet lunch at the China Star.

We hit the road about 4:30 or so. We drove Route 60 Northeast to White Deer, Texas where my Mom was born. I had forgotten about the White Deer statue. See the pix below.

Then we got back on I-40 and continued East to Sayre, OK where we're camped in a Flying J truck stop. Which is kinda cool since I can finish using the Internet access I paid for yesterday (it's good for 24 hours).

Tomorrow I hope to visit a Route 66 museum and the Murrah Building site in Oklahoma City.

Then it will be hammer down time to get back to Aiken County.

T o d a y ' s    P i c t u r e s
Click on a pix for a larger view
Welcome to White Deer, TX. This statue has been in the center of town for a long time. I can remember it as a kid (after I saw it today). High tech tractor. A John Deer Track Tractor. I've never seen anything like this. But what do I, city boy personified, know from farming? Not much, obviously. A very cool machine. I'd love to drive it! Here's another sign for you June. The Navigator says he's gonna start charging an "ambiance fee" :) Last sign on this trip. Another state that's no longer on the Missing States list.
Please ignore the shadow in the lower left of the fat, bald geek taking the pix.

T o d a y ' s    S t a t s
Begin: 4:30pm
End: 8:30pm
Net (includes stops): 4 hrs, 0 mins
Begin odometer: 158,448
End odometer: 158,627
Net miles today: 179
Average MPH: 44.75
Total trip miles: 4,331

Price: $0.00
Food, ice, etc.: $29.00
Lodging: $0.00
Other: $0.00

T o d a y ' s    T h o u g h t
From Denise in IN:

Five more valuable lessons I learned from my MOM -

  1. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
    "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."
  2. My mother taught me GENETICS.
    "You're just like your father."
  3. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
    "Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"
  4. My mother taught me WISDOM.
    "When you get to be my age, you'll understand."
  5. My mother taught me about JUSTICE.
    "One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you"

T o d a y ' s    J o k e
No joke today. Instead, do you think you've got pretty good hand-eye coordination? Try this and prepare to be humbled!

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