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Old Posted Mar 23, 2012, 8:41 PM
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I love the new tower in OKC. Nice tour and glad you had a fun trip.
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Cool tour. I'm a fan of that general part of the country. Eastern Oklahoma is pretty.
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There are places in Oklahoma that look like this?

Much of eastern Oklahoma is forested and wet, and mountainous in the southeastern part (sort of like the mountains in Arkansas and Missouri). Much of eastern Texas is largely pine forest, very wet, and somewhat hilly and very pretty, but not mountainous. The Big Thicket National Preserve northeast of Houston is a nearly inpenetrable wilderness of pine/hardwood forest, alligators, swamps, etc. Eastern Texas and Oklahoma surprise visitors. Those who just come into these two states on interstates skirt much of the eastern/southern landscapes (although I think I-20 and I-30 in northeast Texas hit some of the northern extent of the piney woods in some spots.)

Edit: In looking at Google Earth, it looks like I-40 and I-44 in Oklahoma catch some of the eastern landscapes as well.
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Old Posted Mar 24, 2012, 4:44 AM
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Killer road trip! Did you camp the entrire way?
I camped at a point halfway between Austin and St. Louis in the Ouachitas, although I was flushed out like a bird early one morning due to some killer storms on the drive back north, and had to stand on the gas to push back through the front into the clear.

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Edit: In looking at Google Earth, it looks like I-40 and I-44 in Oklahoma catch some of the eastern landscapes as well.
There is that one hill, I guess called the Arbuckle Mtns just north of the Texas state line, on I-35 that I photographed from the top of as well. That area is much more dry and plains like, though, than further east towards Arkansas. It's a cool stop, though.
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There is that one hill, I guess called the Arbuckle Mtns just north of the Texas state line, on I-35 that I photographed from the top of as well. That area is much more dry and plains like, though, than further east towards Arkansas. It's a cool stop, though.
The Arbuckles are way west of where I was talking about, though. What I meant was southeastern OK, which is mountainous and forested, more like parts of Arkansas. Probably not really mountains, but big hills. I've seen photos in the past and it looks very nice.

I haven't actually been through the Arbuckles on I-35, but on Google Earth it appears to be pretty cool like you mentioned.

Did you have time to get out to Lake Travis in the hilly part of the Austin area and go to Hippie Hollow (the nude beach)? With the warm weather it was probably pretty crowded, at least during the weekend.
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Nice tour. I like all the unique things found in each photo.
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ha ha, planet québec. fun set.

this doesn't look like much of a bike lane.


Yeah, there is a really good bike lane along there, but it narrows along that stretch as the parking takes over a bit. People do give room to bikes though. I ride that stretch frequently. During SXSW bicycles basically took over the streets and cars had to wait their turn.
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Covered a lot of land! I personally would like to see more of Tulsa and OKC here at SSP. Well done.
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Neat little road trip. Austin looks hopping for SXSW.
Centropolis-- I fully expect you to have your camera in tow for April 14th on Cherokee Street (the Rust Belt to Artist Belt conference closing party!)...
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Your tours always have a gonzo quality. I dig.
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I didn't give old Dallas a fair shake.
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I love how perfectly grimy Austin is.
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I love how perfectly grimy Austin is.
I really didn't expect the dirt sidewalks and weird old west vibe of (small) areas of town, I really liked that.
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I really didn't expect the dirt sidewalks and weird old west vibe of (small) areas of town, I really liked that.
Interesting. I've lived here 40 years and have never seen any of that, but I guess it never occurred to me to look for anything like that.
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Interesting. I've lived here 40 years and have never seen any of that.
The tree lawn, rather, of parts of downtown(ish) area. Not the actual sidewalk. It was across the street from some interesting western-esque one story structures documented in this here thread. I appreciated that. I'll be back to Austin (and Houston and Dallas).
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I love how perfectly grimy Austin is.
Yeah, you can find a block or two in the 6th St. area that are grimy (I call it filthy, which seems to be what attracts a certain crowd to 6th St.), but to generalize is very inaccurate. Austin is overall very green, clean, and beautiful, not grimy.
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Yeah, you can find a block or two in the 6th St. area that are grimy (I call it filthy, which seems to be what attracts a certain crowd to 6th St.), but to generalize is very inaccurate. Austin is overall very green, clean, and beautiful, not grimy.
I agree with this.
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I wish it was grimier.
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