Oh, the weather outside is frightful . . . but we are cozy because we have the perfect MUSICA.
Good morning Girlfriends . . . While you are heating up your ovens and baking your pies and making your houses smell like heaven, I thought you’d like another thing to be grateful for . . . that you aren’t here . . .
Because leaving Albuquerque, trying to get to Oklahoma City for our last book signing, was icy, freezing and slippery, and snow was blowing everywhere. The only thing that was good about it is that we found a radio station that played only Christmas carols! Joe went slow, he’s been driving in snow all his life and knows how to do it … we sang with the radio and it started to look a lot like Christmas!
But we did not care for the fact that fog would descend and trucks would “disappear.”
So when we got to Amarillo, we stopped and stayed two nights waiting for the storm to pass. Cozy and warm in our room. Let it snow.
When we left, it was still pretty bad, but a little better and we had to go; I started singing the words to the song Oklahoma (where the wind comes whistling down the plain) but this way!
We cheered ourselves up immenesly when we stopped for hot chocolate with whipped cream and this little dog was in the car next to where we parked. Mmmmm, hot chocolate! ♥ Cures what ails you. Tastes like home.
Which was good timing because just before Oklahoma City, all traffic was diverted off the slick highway and onto a one-lane side road. We inched along and finally got to the reason why I40 was closed … six tractor trailer trucks and everything in them was spread all over the highway. Uh huh. You don’t have to say a thing. I was happy not to see any ambulances there … hopefully everyone made it out of this alive and well and home for Thanksgiving!
We made it to the book signing on time and had the BEST time with everyone … and this was our day yesterday…. the storm had blown by, the roads were clear and dry, the weather went east where I see that it’s wreaking Thanksgiving havoc with the east coast. We are behind it now, feeling so lucky and grateful, and that’s where we plan to stay for the rest of the way home.
Despite the fact that it was clear sailing, we got nowhere yesterday. We slept in, then had lunch at WONDERFUL Cattleman’s Restaurant (in business since 1910), just the cutest place, all booths and counter, so old fashioned, the wait staff is elegantly dressed and the food is delicious… go there if you are near Oklahoma City! Then we went antiquing at the BEST antique stores. So much fun, we could barely leave. And I found something for YOU! I’ve been wanting to do a give-away present when we get home and I found the perfect thing. So excited, you are going to LOVE it. We didn’t even get on the road until 4 pm yesterday, and only got as far as Tulsa, which is where we’re waking up this morning. We should be home by Saturday or Sunday unless there are lots more antique stores on the road! ♥ Peace in your hearts dear Girlfriends, for you and your families, I’m wishing you a very