Our time in Oklahoma comes to a conclusion and I make my way to Texarkana, song place 75 of 92. We check out Oklahoma City, announce the only sponsor that we will accept and get up close and personal with Scott Joplin’s piano.
No, that isn’t the beginning of one of my insufferable jokes. It is the beginning of my experience in song place 74 of 92, Hennessey, Oklahoma. In this post we knit together some new friendships and are patched up by the generosity of strangers. Let’s get on with the sew!
Move over, Wyatt Earp. A new Marshal is riding into town. He may not have any skills with a pistol, but he’s fully loaded with enthusiasm. He doesn’t know how to ride a horse, but he sits astride the West’s most steadfast steed. Dodge City, place 73 of 92, is up!
Our journey continues with a quick visit to Wichita. We meet the Keeper of the Plains, learn what a “Shocker” is, sleep through a tornado warning and meet the best people Wichita has to offer.
Of all the Springfields I could have visited, the one in Missouri ended up being a great choice. In this update we eat in a quonset hut, walk with Wild Bill, frolic with butterflies and finish our sentenc. (Sorry I ran out of space.)
In this update, our journey reaches the 3/4 mark. We visit song places 69 and 70, Tulsa and Oklahoma. We draw our bow, meet the Golden Driller, save a turtle, trade ore for sheep, feed the chickens and dance in confetti. This is how the last lap begins…
In this post I finally make it to Joplin, MO, home of my dear friends, Adam and Natalie. There, we experience some of the most extreme hospitality imaginable. Also in this post, we debut the first episode of everyone’s favorite trivia game: Everywherepardy!