Today with the help of smooth roads, no traffic, great weather, and a lot of 5 hour energy drinks…We covered a record setting 800 miles in one day. We ended the day at Foss Lake State Park in Oklahoma. The campground was on a beautiful reservoir stocked with all sorts of fish. After a couple of days of hard driving. This was a perfect spot to wind down for a day, regroup, and clean house before marching on towards New Mexico. We encountered a heard of buffalo, giant man eating grasshoppers, and a variety of lizards. We have definitely crossed into the West and I am happy for it. Colby and I did a little tubing and fishing in the lake. We also went 4 wheeling and were attacked by swarms of grasshoppers.
Day 2 Be Careful What you Wish For:
Be Careful What you wish for. The last time that we made the mistake of wishing for a good storm, it found us at the worst possible time.
Fast forward to yesterday. Oklahoma is the polar opposite of Montana. No Mountains to be thrown off, no rockslides to worry about. Just huge wide open flat expanses. The view out of the front of Dotties’s campsite was comprised of a huge reservoir and the town of Butler on the other side. As dusk settled on the campground ,lightining could be seen far in the distance. We all remarked that this would be a great vantage point to see a good storm. And it was. For hours we watched the sky light up all around us . No rain, just a beautiful light show. At this point Hunter got the bright idea to go online and look at the Doppler Radar for the area. What he saw was down right terrifying. We were surrounded by huge storms in almost every direction.