Adventures...literally, on the road in Oklahoma!
Yep! Starting out with a little dangerous road posing!
Last week I was lost for 10 minutes in swamp water and then, Beth put me on the road!
100 Degrees in Oklahoma
This asphalt was hot! Why didn't Beth put me on the old brick that was closer to the bridge?
Now this is nice.
We had to get off Route 66 to reach Okemah. But they have flowers there.
I posed near a wall mural of Woody Guthrie in his hometown. This photo was taken the day of his 100th birthday!
On 66, near Arcadia
I love a mixture of textures. A bit of rock...some old wood and some velvety flowers...all at the sight of an old gas station!
14 Miles off Route 66, Near Foyil, OK
I look like I'm sitting on the bottom of a drained swimming pool!
I'm sitting on a concrete turtle head. This turtle has a big job. He holds up a 90-foot, cement totem pole made by folk artist, Ed Galloway in 1948.
A Better View
I moved over to another odd creation so I could view all the strange decorations on the giant pole. Guess who I found? A friend. Well, I guess this friend is a mere shell of the creature he once was. But I enjoyed sitting there, with someone my size.
Especially with those creepy eyes staring at me from the totem pole!
I've been recovering since my fall at sunset.
I sort of lost my nerve when I recently fell from a cattail while observing the sunset. It was dark and damp and I didn't think Beth would find me.
So I have returned to the same area to "get back on that horse". But I chose a sunrise. I figured if I fell from my viewing spot, Beth would have all day to search for me.
Took a while to find a good spot.
I came down from my high perch as the sun lifted. I found a good bouncy cluster of grasses.
I sat there while the sun warmed my fur. And I never fell off!
Sitting on a Cattail!
Who would have guessed that a cattail makes a very good spot for viewing the sunset!
A cattail is actually very soft, and I was high enough from the marshy water to feel the glow of the sun!
Watching the Sun Lower
I had to sigh when the pinkish clouds started to appear!
When the sun was almost gone, a warm breeze began to blow...
and I sighed again. See me high on the left?
That breeze blew me right off my perch! Can you see me tumbling down the side of the cattail?
I was lost for nearly 10 minutes. Beth reached around in the dark, grumbling and laughing at the same time. I kept waving my arms when her hand got close, but it had gotten too dark for her to see me in the marsh.
I think I like sunrises better!
Me and The Flag
I know there are a lot of flag rules.
I'm hoping I didn't break a rule when I climbed to the top of the flag to enjoy the breeze for a while.
I found a smaller flag and practiced some marching, to Sousa's The Stars and Stripes Forever.
Have you ever tried marching in grass that is nearly up to your shoulder? Somebody around here needs to mow the lawn... I'm just sayin'.
My Friend Sam
I spent some time with my good old friend, Sam. I like hanging out on his shoulder. We just watch the world a little bit. Sometimes we talk.
Sam is over 100 years old.
I have to be careful not to tear his felt jacket or bang into his china face. He's a little hard of hearing, but I'm right next to his ear so that works out. I don't have to yell. I just whisper, so the rest of the world doesn't know what we're talking about.
Sometimes I ask Sam personal questions like, "Can I call you uncle?" or "Where's your beard, anyway?"
My mom gave me this tiny bear over 25 years ago... because I like small things.