I’m in Oklahoma teaching this week and decided to drive rather than fly. I do find driving, when not driving in severe thunderstorms with 70 mile an hour winds and hail, relaxing!
I broke the drive up and spent the first night in Lamoni, Iowa. My hotel was just across the road from this Amish Country Store so of course I had to stop in and browse.
They had Amish baskets galore, one for every possible use!
I spotted some Amish buggies in the evening and in the morning when I took to the road again.
My first teaching stop was Clinton, Oklahoma where I had the pleasure of working with the Western Oklahoma Quilters for a couple of days. Clinton, Oklahoma with a population of 9,300 is not large town so I was surprised at first to see so many tourists in the hotel I was staying at. Then I remembered passing some Route 66 signs along my drive that day. Sure enough Clinton, Oklahoma, with Oklahoma’s Route 66 Museum is a much visited stop.
During my first night in Clinton, Oklahoma I woke during the night to the sounds of thunder and rain! I said before that rain follows me around and the quilters assured me it was a much needed rain so I’m glad I was able to bring it with me!
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