I'm home and safe but tired after a one-day trip back, thanks to the time difference giving me a one hour longer day. I noticed on the way down, and I noticed on the way back, that passing through a 25-mile (give or take) slice of Oklahoma, the Panhandle I assume it's called:
There were no Welcome to Oklahoma or Leaving Oklahoma signs. There were no signs indicating speed limits or telling you where to pass that were shaped like a map of Oklahoma. There was only one town, Boise City, on the road as it passed north-south through the Panhandle. In contrast to Texas, where every sign refers proudly to Texas, you did not see the word Oklahoma even once.
Not once. I thought it was strange on the way down so I tried to watch more carefully on the way back. I was right the first time. Have you ever experienced a thing like that? Is that weird?