I should have mentioned Vlad the Impala and Mustang Sally earlier. They rocked up at the hotel in Joplin in separate cars1 and immediately engaged in a prolonged game of tonsil hockey before checking in. Both were on first-name terms with the staff. Every time I nipped out the back for a smoke there they were again, snogging like the teenagers they clearly weren't. Now there may be a completely innocent and rational explanation for this but I'm already hearing a country song involving an illicit affair, Mustang Sally's husband and a snub-nosed .38 revolver.
Anyway, this morning the rain had dwindled to a light drizzle and it was actually possible to see the deck of the footbridge over the water feature next to the car park. First stop was supposed to be the memorial to the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing, but someone had hidden it, or replaced it with a multi-storey car park, or perhaps it was just very small. But that's why there are no pictures. Of it. Not far away, though, there is some interesting architecture, FSVO "interesting".
|The T-Mobile shop of the August Moon|
|Golden Dome, Oklahoma City|
There is also a Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City, where there is an exhibit which allows the visitor to try to hit a fibreglass cow's arse2. I didn't visit it. So, farewell then, Okie City. Back into the rural bits 4 teh LOLZ, bridges, dodging of heavy showers and so forth.
|Got any bread?|
|Omnes:||But tell us, ML Maire, what did teh R66 look liek in teh old days, eh?|
|ML Maire:||Very much liek this.|
|That'll polish out...|
I had hoped to reach Amarillo today but obv the time spent as Ditchfinder General put paid to that. Instead I am in Elk City, some
Edit: I have just been for a wander around the Wolmart next door because I needed a pint of milk and am horrified to learn that rabid right-wing carpet-muncher Ann Coulter - a woman so deranged she makes Melanie Phillips look like the Last Bastion of Rational Thought - has written a book:
In Trump We Trust - E Pluribus AwesomeLook, I didn't touch it, OK? I don't need to go through decontamination when I get to the next international frontier, so please put down the wire brush and the Dettol.
- An Impala and a Mustang, obv.
- Big ups to Wheeler Chevrolet of Hinton OK.
- Attach one end of steel cable to three tons of Detroit iron in the form of a Ford F-550 and the other to a webbing loop wrapped round a spoke of the front wheel. Pull.