Sunday, January 28, 2007

Things to know before you go.

Here are some facts that may be helpful to you, should you ever find yourself in Oklahoma, "The Wind Tunnel State."

  • Central Oklahoma is as flat as Donald Trump's toupee. If you really build up some speed coming down out of the hills near Turner Falls, you can coast the remaining 100 miles into Oklahoma City.

  • The condition of the roads in and around Oklahoma City is atrocious. There is an enormous Michelin tire factory just south of the capital city. Coincidence? I think not.

  • There are relatively few restaurants and only one Starbucks between OKC and the Texas state line. Great Will Rogers' ghost, what do you people eat, sagebrush and road kill?

  • The little town of Pauls Valley is home to - I'm not making this up - the world-reknowned Action Figure Museum. I didn't get to stop on this trip, but next time I'm definitely going in. If they have an action figure of Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy, it'll be worth the price of admission.

Happy trails!

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