Loves Truck Stop
West of Amarillo
439 am CT
December 8, 2023
There is something very real about sitting here in the Subway of this Love's at this time of the morning. It's cold (29 degrees), dark (sunrise at 744 am). and really an hour earlier as I'm very near Mountain Time. Trucks are speeding by on I40 (such a lonely road out here); a few of us have made the parking lot our home for the night. Inside the store, there are those whose day is getting started and those who are wrapping up their day. Pop Christmas songs play overhead -- "all I want for Christmas is you."
Am I running away from something -- or running toward something?
Oh, but I started this post to capture my quick memories of Oklahoma.
Cannabis dispensaries everywhere!
No Trump signs - yet.
White pickups - big ones -- likely for oilfield work.
Lots of semis transporting pool field equipment.
Wind -- strong and constant
Trees -- what are they?
US 66 still lives in Oklahoma (not as an actual road but as an influence and a history)
Native American influence
Some fields of grain