by, 03-31-2008 at 01:11 AM (1898 Views)
Four and a half hours of pouring rain and crazy people driving 75
when you canít see 20 feet in front of you and Iím finally here.
I have never been on a toll road before but I was today. The Cherokee
Turnpike cost $2.25. I got in the short line, cash only and no receipt
and had to dig out quarters. Thank goodness I had enough. Also, I
seem to be in The Cherokee Nations, not Oklahoma. The sign when
I left Arkansas said Welcome to the Cherokee Nation, not You Are
Now Entering Oklahoma. I didnít know where the heck I was. LOL
Anyway, the turnpike is awesome, or it would be if it hadnít been
raining buckets. The speed limit is 75 with a min. of 50. Now it the speed
limit was 55 or 60, I wouldnít have had a problem going75 on dry pavement.
But I had a hard time keeping above 50 even when it wasnít raining so
hard. Iíd be going alone feeling like I was making good time when
Iíd look at the speedometer and Iíd be doing 52. I turned into a granny
just by crossing the state line. I got to the hotel, which is very nice, and
couldnít prove who I was. The kid at the front desk accepted my library
card and a couple of paycheck stubs as id. Security. But, the best thing
so far is I have no room mate!!! Yeah. Iíve got a very nice suite all to
myself and donít have to worry about noise or snoring (mine or hers)
or what to watch on tv. I can watch anything I want. I can leave the lights
on all night if I want to or turn them all off when I want. I think my luck
may be changing. Still worried about getting stopped though.