Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Easter Day and Exactly where does that road take you?
After all the Easter Eggs had been hunted, and the kitchen was cleaned up, and the kids headed to their next designated stop....the house is quiet....Very quiet.
Chuck went out to the shop and was messing around and sweeping out some of the leaves that had accumulated over the winter from hell.
I digress to a week ago, and my mom and I was coming across I-40 (the New and improved I-40) and I noticed a car on an overpass that had not been opened yet, or so I thought. I made a somewhat mental note to mention to Chuck about my latest find.
We were on our way to Norman for Easter Services on Saturday, and as we approached the area of the road, the sign says "Crosstown Blvd.)...now what the heck! We go to the kids after church and as we make our way back home we discuss finding out where this road goes, but decided to save it for a later time.
Now we are to Sunday...and as we are cleaning out the shop, I mention to Chuck about the "road"....and he suggest we get on the bike and find out where it goes. What an awesome idea. Didn't take us long to get on the bike and head east to the Crosstown Blvd. Exit 148B to be exact.
The weather has been very overcast, and had a little light mist a couple of times, but nothing to mess up Easter Egg Hunts! So the thought of rain was not even in our vocabulary today.
The exit is ahead, and we make our way through traffic (only kidding, you know we are in Oklahoma) and before you know it we are on the Crosstown Blvd. The bridges are new, but as soon as the bridges end, there is a strong sense of knowing that this road is familiar. The reason it is familiar is because it was part of the old I-40. There are two exits on this stretch of road. You can get off at Penn. or you can continue to roads end and it drops you off on Reno...right in front of the Farmers Market.
Well, how about that. A new (old) road that was a little fun to ride on. It wasn't busy at all, and would make a perfect road for getting to downtown without all the stop lights.
We not only exit on the new road, we back track and find the entrance to the Corsstown Blvd. as well. I am glad the road planning people made another entrance and exit to get to and from the Thunder games. This will help traffic on game nights for sure.
As we get closer to home, we pass a field of Canola that was blooming. With the slow start up of Spring, they are not blooming as vibrant as last year, but I am sure they will be beautiful in a few
more weeks. I had to grab a shot as we drove by. I just love the color!!!
We make our way back to the house and even though it was just a little ride, it just rounded out a great day with our family. I hope everyone had a great Easter, and if you ride, I hope you got to get a little wind in your face as well.