It is supposed to be the world’s longest tramway. I’ve ridden it. Once. If it didn’t cost $20 I’d ride it more often. 20110211
It’s Sally, my sister-in-law. We are holding the tail light from her pick-up truck. I asked her what it was doing in her kitchen. She said it got dirty and she was washing it. Now most people don’t take their car parts inside to wash them, but Sally does. Sometimes. To understand Sally, you’d have to see her ’39 Ford Coupe, her ’57 Chevy, or her ’69 Camaro. Then you’d start to get a picture of how she treats her vehicles. I think she has some obsessive traits. At least about cars. And pick-ups. 20111228
Cattleman’s Restaurant is my favorite place in OKC to eat a steak. They’ve been around for over 100 years and are located, where else, but in Packing Town. Periodically, my wife and I meet her sister(s) and her brother there along with any other members of the family who can get away and make an afternoon of it – chowing down and talking about what we’ve been doing. It’s a nice treat. 20120220
Apparently, Adrian, TX is the midpoint between Chicago and Los Angeles. I stopped with my friend Tony who told me about the place. We stopped at the MidPoint Cafe to have a hamburger and a piece of pie. The cafe is located on the old Route 66 highway. The hamburger and the pie was great. The only thing I mis are those pre-interstate prices. I guess the picture was worth it.
We were playing farkle. For those who do not know what farkle is, it’s a dice game that can be carried around in a really small container and can be played almost anywhere. All that is needed is a small flat surface. We were playing it in a hospital room. There is a Wikipedia entry for the game. If you’ve never played farkle, you should. Life is a little better when you can farkle whenever you need to. Farkling is satisfying. To farkle is to sparkle. Things go better with farkle. I’m sure there are all kinds of cool sayings that one can make with the word farkle.
I was heading north on I-75, approaching Dalton, Georgia, the carpet capital of North America, and I got to stop for backed up traffic in the north bound lane. What was happening was that the north bound gawkers were looking at the cycle and the dead guy who laying was under the sheet on the south-bound side. All south-bound traffic was stopped and backed up for a few miles. It seems the dead guy was trying to outrun the police and didn’t make it. What I wondered was what he had done to cause a chase so serious that it ultimately cost him his life?
The truckers call it "the big country" because you can look out and see for miles and you’ll realize that it’s really big. You can’t get these kind of views back East. Notice there are no trees, That’s because there isn’t much water out here. This area is in Arizona along I-40 and is east of the Rockies. It was once referred to as the Great American Desert and is now called the Great Plains. Personally, I think everyone needs to drive around America for awhile. It’s a very interesting place.
There are a lot of Indian casinos in Oklahoma and elsewhere. This is the Choctaw Casino in Durant, Oklahoma. They have a nice truck stop there that is located about a block from the street where a large Big Lots distribution center is located. I get loads going there sometimes when I want to go home. I’ve been there more than a few times. I like the truck stop at the casino. The casino isn’t bad, either.
It’s in Lincoln, Alabama. That’s very close to the Talladega race Track. That’s why there is a race car at the entrance of the truck stop. Okay, maybe it’s not a real race car. Then again, maybe it is…
It’s a speed camera. It seems that the police car in the picture has a speed detection camera installed on the rear of the vehicle. This is the first time I had seen speed cameras on the back of a police car. I guess someone takes the car and parks it wherever they want and simply capture speeders all day long. What a great way to generate revenue! I saw several of these while I was in the city of Phoenix, Arizona while I was there.