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For some reason, I hadn't checked out my route well enough for my trip through Oklahoma. I thought I knew where I was going, but No! I was on the wrong highway. I needed to head to Fort Smith, Arkansas and not Tulsa. It's a good thing I stopped to ask for directions. I knew I was in trouble when the girl at the gas station said, "Where's Fort Smith"? Luckily, she had an Oklahoma map and I was able to figure it out for myself. To correct my path, I had to take Highway 75 South, but look at all the goodies I found!This was one of those dusty little shops with no air conditioning where you have to dig through boxes and move things to see what "treasures" are hiding. I'm glad that I have wipes in my trunk because my fingers were very dirty and I'm a little fanatical about washing my hands, but I just couldn't resist the hunt.
My husband and I just returned from a buying trip last night. We drove over 2,000 miles through Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. It was nice to see my old house again. The house looks a bit "tired" now. It's located just off of the historic Route 66. In fact, the doctor's office where I was born is actually on Route 66.My Dad got a job closer to Oklahoma City so they sold the house. After the people who bought it sold it, my grandparents ended up buying it so it was their home for awhile, too. It had a huge, deep lot and my grandparents had a wonderful garden where they grew gigantic blackberries, tomatoes, green beans - you name it. We slept upstairs in the guest room. The staircase was just off of the kitchen so we would wake up to the smell of frying bacon wafting up. What a wonderful way to wake up!