Beautiful to drive through the small towns that dot Route 66. Towns with names like Sapulpa, Chandler, Yukon (a sign indicated that it is the birthplace of Garth Brooks), Clinton, Elk City, and Erick (yet another sign proudly announcing it as the birthplace of Roger Miller).
As I entered the Texas Panhandle I noticed that the soil increasingly takes on a more reddish color. Also, much less ground cover (trees and bushes are disappearing as I head west).
--Larry Spears [Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010]