But it's a long trip. So we listened to a book on CD, I read, and tried to use the computer but bumpy roads make that very difficult. So one has to occupy oneself otherwise sometimes. Like the sign for the "Peculiar Park Place RV Park." First of all the name is a little redundant but it just cries out for a murder mystery, don't you think? It's located in Peculiar, Missouri, which is--well, peculiar. I also started noticing town slogans that are on the welcome signs. It seems like someone could be a little more original. Most of these slogans could be for any town: "Small town with a big heart," etc. Like Peculiar: how about something like "No strangers here. Our citizens are strange enough." Or Pryor, OK: "Have you been here before?" or "You should have seen us last year!" Broken Arrow, OK could be "Straight to your heart." I think I'll start a city motto business.
I should have been practicing my Texas/Oklahoma speak. I was a little confused when a woman in a truck stop restroom told me "Everything is fool" until I realized she meant all of the stalls were taken.
We are also convinced that a major drain on the American economy is keeping all restaurants and public places at 50 degrees. It is hot out, but really? Since we are told ad nauseum, "It isn't the heat, it's the humidity," why not just remove the humidity and keep the temperatures normal?
Anyway, we are in McAlester, Oklahoma and just have a short jaunt left to Dallas in the morning, so I probably won't have time for as many deep thoughts.