I have tried in my way to be free

Day two brings me to the middle of Oklahoma via US Highway 60 through the Osage Reservation. It was another near-perfect day and I had nothing but friendly interactions with people I met along the way. I even commiserated with an old man in Lamont over the loss of the Nebraska - Oklahoma football series. It's hard to believe it's already been 20 years since the two teams played every year.


Northeast Oklahoma really is a lot like Nebraska. Not as many fields dedicated to crops, but it does all feel very familiar.

Picher, Oklahoma is one of the strangest places I have ever been. Once a city of a few thousand, the U.S. government moved everyone out of town after mining companies polluted the town beyond repair. All that remains are a handful of building shells and an abandoned grid of streets. The area is being slowly being reclaimed by nature.

Not near as many Trump signs today. And a few Clinton signs. Not what I expected considered how the polls show Oklahoma as one of the most Republican leaning states this election.

I'm excited for tomorrow. The wide open great plains are calling my name.

Visited: Joplin, Missouri. Galena and Baxter Springs, Kansas. Picher, Commerce, Miami, Narcissa, Bluejacket, Vinita, Nowata, Bartlesville, Pawhuska, Burbank, McCord, Ponca City, Lamont, Pond Creek, Nash, Jet, Helena, Goltry, and Carrier, Oklahoma.

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