We arrived in Oklahoma on Wednesday. As husband and I suspected, the vibe is so different having come this far west. Better! I can't quite put my finger on what was different about Alabama but I'm very glad to be gone from there. I have really enjoyed this trip... up until the moment that is causing us to get on the road two days before our original departure date.
The memorial service that placed us here in Oklahoma went off very well. It was sweet. Short. Yet tragic. It was a gorgeous day also except for the wind whipping at up to 50 MPH. We were in the deep country-side of Oklahoma. It really is beautiful, different from the Pacific Ocean that I'm so used to. I wish I could have taken more pictures of the rolling hills, cows on the range, and all the windmills. I could almost imagine what life was like a century ago. I can't imagine it was much different than it is now.
Dirt roads are everywhere, sharply contrasted by the US Roads that are paved. Then of course Wal-Mart. Even with a population of just under 7,000, Wal-Mart sets up shop and sucks the life out of the retail businesses in the area.
As we leave this place, I feel a sense of trepidation. My husband will definitely go through some interesting things in the near future in regards to his family dynamics. I'm bracing myself for it. All will be well. I'm sure of it!