Well today my goal was to make it all the way to Texas and I'm sad to say that it wasn't meant to be. Instead, I've made it to Sayre, OK which is a total of 22.8 miles from the Texas border. I would have made it to my desired destination if it wasn't for me going a bit too quickly when programming my GPS. I entered "Shamrock", which is the city I wanted to end up in, but I didn't realize that it was still set to search in Oklahoma. Needless to say, Shamrock, OK is a five and a half hour drive from where I am right now. Unfortunately, I made it almost 40 miles in that direction before I realized that it wasn't sending me in the right direction. I have to backtrack and by the time I got back to Sayre, I saw a mini city of RV's at the local Flying J's Truck stop that were parked in an area away from all the idling trucks and so I caved and called it a night.
I spent most of today driving with a few stops to take photos of the vintage bus in front of various old train stations and gas stations.
I am a photographer, traveler, and old car fan living right off route 66 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. If you need a stop in the area we have a room and bath an would love to see your new (old) bus. we have plenty of parking and a great view of the lake. A number of photographers including Cole Weston have used our house as a stopover, would be glad to see you having followed your bus adventure. If nothing else stop by for lunch, we have some great restaurants.
Ben, just wanted to say congrats on finding the right bus. Looking forward to following your progress. You’re an inspiration. Charlie