|Fri, 09 May: A much longer day than planned...
We awoke when we awoke, as good retirees should. As we were having breakfast Ray Bailey stopped by to say goodbye. He was anxious to get home so he hit the road early. We dawdled a bit, dumped our holding tanks, adding some water to the fresh water tank, and hooked up the car.
We rolled our wheels at 0905 and headed east on I 40 about eighteen miles to Clinton, where we left the "super slab" for a more relaxing pace. We headed north out of Clinton on US 183 to US 60, which we took east thru northern Oklahoma. US 60 is a mostly well built and maintained federal highway that goes thru towns large and small.
We broke for lunch at a Wal*Mart in Enid and planned to spend the nite at the Ponca City Wally, but when we arrived we found that they were resurfacing the parking lot and could not accommodate overnite stays. So we continued east another sixty miles to the Vinita Wal*Mart where we were welcomed.
The diversion made for a long day with 317 miles behind us. We arrived at Happy Hour, which was most welcome. Today's overall fuel economy was 7.7 mpg.