We decided to take an impromptu trip to some areas we hadn’t visited before. Thanks to come Covid-related flight cancellations from 2020, we had to use our vouchers before November. So we booked a trip to Tulsa. We left on Friday night, and touched down around 10:30, entering Tulsa County at the same time – our first new county of the trip. We picked up our Toyota 4Runner, and checked into our hotel – the Hyatt Place Tulsa.
On Saturday morning we set our sights for Victoria, Texas. We mostly went south for the day. However our initial direction was northwest on HWY 412 out of Tulsa to pick up Osage and Pawnee Counties. We then went south on HWY 28 and picked up Creek County. From there we hopped on I-44 and picked up Lincoln County to the west. At that point we got off on HWY 377 and went south. Near the city of Prague we took a brief trip east on HWY 62 to reach Okfuskee County. We then continued south picking up Pottawatomie, Seminole, Pontotoc, Coal, Johnston, Marshall and Bryan Counties – all in Oklahoma.
As we approached Palestine, we went southwest on HWY 79. We briefly entered Freestone County (where we had been before) and then entered Leon County. At Buffalo we went south on I-45 until we entered Madison County. From there we zig-zagged south and west and picked up Brazos, Grimes, Washington and Fayette Counties. In Fayette County we got onto I-10 and did a quick turnaround west into Colorado County. From there we went south through Lavaca County and Victoria County, finally reaching our hotel – The Homewood Suites by Hilton.
On Sunday we woke up early and began our trip back north. We hugged the coast for a bit as we headed east first. We picked up Calhoun, Jackson, Matagordo and Wharton Counties. We took a bit of a crooked route around the Houston area, picking up Austin, Waller, Fort Bend, Harris, Brazoria and Galveston Counties.