We quickly find that Oklahoma is a rugged back country state. In most places, Route 66 is as straight as an arrow for miles at a time and frequently just dead ends in the middle of nowhere. We decide to be very cautious of which segments of road we will travel on.
As the day wears on it's time to find a campground for the night. In the Southwest, most campgrounds are about $25 to $30 per night. That's about half of what it costs in the east coast states! $30 a night is a great deal but we have found a better one... FREE, with electric, water, and sewer! It is at the Lucky Star Casino in Concho, Oklahoma. Now, a lot of casinos have free RV camping, but none of them offer full hookups at no charge. We park the rig in our site, go in for dinner and get to sleep early.
The next morning we head out into a beautiful sunrise over this barren landscape. This is the first real day of sunshine in over a week so we are excited to greet the day. Along the road, we stop for lunch at a small local family restaurant full of locals, snap a couple pictures of a Teepee Trading Post and head for Texas.