Friday, June 12, 2015
Oklahoma: Blowouts, Running & Alpacas
Our RV vacation has begun! My husband and I are traveling from our home in southeast Texas up to Canada's Banff National Park. On the first day, we visited friends near Dallas for a grilled lunch (grilled pineapples are one of my favorites!) and then we headed to Oklahoma.
That afternoon, we saw a blowout on a big rig just ahead of us. I thought that was the end for us, but my husband maneuvered around the debris and we didn't crash after all. Right away, we had our own blowout, but it was a calmer ordeal. We smelled something, pulled over and saw that we had a blowout, too. So I got in a few more walking steps on my Fitbit with my dog while we waited for the repairman and then we were on our way to the Oklahoma City area.
First stop: Pops, in Arcadia, where they have tons of sodas. The waitress said that if the name of the drink sounds like something you shouldn't drink, then don't. We know from experience - bacon may be good, but not as a drink! I played it safe and had a cherry/raspberry cream soda.
Then we headed back to Walmart in Edmonds to shop and spend a free night in the parking lot. It was quiet there. The "no RV/big rig overnight parking signs" may have had something to do with that, but we asked and Walmart said that just one night was fine.
I woke up early for a two hour run through nearby Fox Lakes, a nice neighborhood with lots of dog walkers. I heard on the local news that it would be humid, but I wasn't able to wring any sweat out from my clothes after my run like I can at home near Houston so it was on the drier side for me.
After a shower and a stop to walk around the Round Barn in Arcadia, OK, which is just what it sounds like and built in 1898, we headed towards the Zena Suri Alpaca Farm in Jay where I did a little shearing and learned all about alpacas and llamas (who very rarely spit!), both of which they have at the farm. The farm is a member of Harvest Hosts where we pay an annual fee to stay at farms across the country for no extra cost except that we agree to purchase something. I'll wear my new alpaca socks on a run soon!
And now we head towards Nebraska for day three of our RV adventure.
Check out my husband's latest post to see a video of me shearing a llama!