Pictures – pictures of closed Route 66 buildings 8/28/2016 – Erick, Oklahoma 

Downtown Erick, Oklahoma

We thought Interstate 40 would bring more travelers. We thought they would continue to stop in our towns and trade with us. We helped build it. We were excited. We were wrong.”  – about Route 66

66 (Route 66) was officially removed from the United States Highway System on June 27, 1985 after it was decided the route was no longer relevant.

accommodations 8/28/2016 – Erick, Oklahoma 

I rested here for 2 nights in 2013. It’s a great place and an awesome family manages it.

Pictures – miscellaneous 8/28/2026

Route 66 in Oklahoma

In Weatherford, Oklahoma

In Weatherford, Oklahoma on the side of Lucille’s Roadhouse

I enjoy the windmills

Pictures – miscellaneous 8/27/2016

In Henryetta, Oklahoma at the Super 8 Motel at Interstate 40 and Creek Mine Road

In Henryetta, Oklahoma

After jogging 1.5 miles on Creek Mine Rd in Henryetta, Oklahoma

Entering Oklahoma. Interstate 40. Had to take while driving.

Alzheimer’s – this medication may kill my mom 

Many caregivers have shared their situations with me. Think of this one in particular. The facility where your mom resides has contacted you. A meeting is requested. The director sits across the table from you to inform you that your mom is becoming unruly and somewhat violent. They go on to counsel you that a choice must be made. They must consider everone’s safety and state guidelines. 

The choice they referred to is either removal from the facility or medication that will calm them and may slowly end their life. (they may not mention that but when you research the medication, you see the side effects and you know where this is leading)

Keep in mind your mom has no idea who you are and has not for a few years. Also know the situation will not improve. You are tired, worn, hopeless and financially drained, and nobody wants to help alleviate that.

You decide on the medication. Within a few days the change is drastic and you realize it is easier on you. 

Then, for some reason, you feel you were wrong. You feel guilty. The more folks you bring into the mix, the harder it becomes, but you feel you may need ideas to ponder.

When all is said and done, this is a decision you should own. 

These are my thoughts. Bear in mind I have not walked in these shoes.

My memories 

Colorado the colorful state

My first time in Colorado was preceded by a lot of anticipation. This was one of my first breath taking views. This distance is just about right so the pristine outlook could be maintained. It’s a beautiful state.

Trivia – about Route 66 

We thought Interstate 40 would bring more travelers. We thought they would continue to stop in our towns and trade with us. We helped build it. We were excited. We were wrong.”  – about Route 66

66 (Route 66) was officially removed from the United States Highway System on June 27, 1985 after it was decided the route was no longer relevant.

Alzheimer’s – advice from Dr. Kenneth Cooper on aerobic excercise 

http://cooperaerobics.com/Health-Tips/Fitness-Files/Top-Five-Aerobic-Activities.aspx

Please click on the link and read the article. I followed this man’s advice and lost 100 lbs in 11 months. 

I am trying to prevent alzheimer’s disease. 

Alzheimer’s – what scientists seem to be working on 

  1. Prevention 
  2. Early detection 
  3. A cure

    I’m reading that nutritionist and doctors believe a good diet and exercise will slow and sometimes even stop most major disease. A vaccine would be considered a prevention technique. 

    Early detection will be extremely helpful when medications are found that may help at different stages. 

    A cure will be toughest to do because it means reversing damage. Folks coming back from strokes have shown us we can reconnect. 

    From where I sit studying these 3 aspects will take us a long way. 

    I am no doctor, but I think all informed opinions need to be heard. 

    my take on research scientists 

    These are my thoughts after over 4 years of raising awareness, and meeting and speaking with a whole lot of these folks. 

    They are great thinkers, awesome listeners, and have spent a great deal of time attending one school or another. Most of them seem very physically fit. 

    Sometimes their research can be asking an awful lot of questions, recording the answers, and looking for common denominators. Sometimes their research is done with multimillion-dollar equipment, and animal or human tissue. 

    Sometimes they write research grants, which are very detailed request for money. 

    Sometimes they are actually called on to help raise money in front of a donor.

    This information is what I have gleaned over a period of time and hope it is correct.

    Oh, and one more thing:

    Sometimes they are caregivers!