Monday, August 30, 2010

Oklahoma is O.K.

My day trip to Salina, Oklahoma to visit Bill Braden and his wife Diana to pick up 10 Blue Laced Red Wyandottes was a long fun drive.  I was already mentally prepared for this drive because I have done this a couple of times already with my son and his best friend earlier this year and last year for Rocklahoma. It is 9 hours there and 9 hours back. I left after feeding the birds.

My first stop to fuel up, on food was at Collin Street Bakery in Waco, Texas. I ordered the turkey and cheddar sandwich with spicy mustard. It was delicious. On the way out I purchased an apple pie to take to the Bradens. I knew they would absolutely love it. Collin Street bakery is said to be the best fruitcake place on the planet.

My next major city was Dallas the third-largest city in Texas and the ninth-largest in the United States. Dallas is a humongous city with lots of buildings and endless freeways. I changed freeways in North Dallas to 75 North and headed on up to I-69 in Oklahoma. After I crossed the state line I immediately passed over The Red River, then the Blue River, and next big and beautiful Lake Eufaula, Oklahoma's largest lake. Next big attraction was the Choctaw casino and then Muscogee. That reminds me of an old song by Merle Haggard "Okie from Muscogee". I made it to Salina at 7 p.m. and visited briefly.  I then turned around and was headed back to Texas with my chickens. I sang to them on the way back to my Home Sweet Home.

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