I spent six great days in Denver visiting our son. We fixed meals together, had dinner out, went to the movies, and visited the places I blogged about here.
We also found places to hang the art I brought for him.
All in all, a wonderful visit.
I did laundry and packed up the car the night before, then had coffee next morning and said my farewells, before heading out onto a drizzly and foggy highway.
My purpose fulfilled in Denver, I had considered continuing North through Wyoming and across Montana and the Dakotas, then meander my way South to Memphis.
And while that would have certainly been a lovely trip, I decided that I wanted to get to Memphis sooner, rather than later, and that it would take two days to do so from Denver.
I settled on Emporia KS as my driving destination for this day, about 8 hours from Denver.
Once I got to Emporia, I decided I could drive a bit further and so I turned South for Oklahoma.
While the rain was light, the lightening was intense! (You can’t see from the videos … I seemed to always miss the powerful lightening strikes that seemed to land right next to my car…!)
About 3 hours later, I had settled in Bartlesville OK for the night.
Next morning? Lots of rain, and hard, as I drove East through OK and crossed into Arkansas. About 40 miles outside of Memphis the rain cleared and thrilling blue skies and clouds prevailed as I entered Tennessee, and Memphis.
Header image: Welcome to Emporia KS