Wichita, KS to Sallisaw, OK

Friday, August 1, 2014 We left the campground at 8:15 and immediately got on the toll road to Oklahoma. There was no way around it. Once we crossed the border, it changed to Interstate again. No reason, just because. After the tollbooth, we spotted “the scarecrow” who was waiting for Dorothy to go to Oz. He was standing in a field of sunflowers.

We crossed into Oklahoma around 9:15 and the terrain changed. It became hilly and there were lots of trees…not at all what we expected.

We have found that gas in Kansas and Oklahoma has been really cheap–$3.19/gal. We like that! We hit Tulsa around noon and were thrown for a loop with a detour right in the middle of downtown. Thank goodness for GPS after we missed the detour signs because it was poorly marked. The GPS got us right on track…no fuss, no muss! We crossed the Arkansas River at Muskogee.

The countryside became much hillier as we turned east.

We got to the last tollbooth to pay our final toll and noticed these speed limit signs. This is a little overkill….with signs going from 65 mph, to 55 mph, 45 mph, then 35 mph, and then 30 mph. Really? I guess they really want you to slow down as you near the tollbooth.

You know you’re in the south when you see a street sign that says “Git ‘Er Done Road”.

We got off at the town of Sallisaw, OK where the city had this gorgeous looking cemetery.

Every gravesite had beautiful flowers on it. Someone did a great job! I’ve never seen anything like it.

They must have just gotten a shower before we arrived at the KOA Campground. There were puddles and everything was slightly wet.

We went to our campsite and set up. It’s so easy when we stay hooked up with a pull-through site.

We were both tired after getting up at around 5:30 this morning. We hung out and relaxed the afternoon away. I think driving every day is taking a toll on us. We’ll turn in early tonight as we have a longer drive tomorrow to Memphis, where we’ll visit Graceland.

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