I have not heard it lately, but a few months ago President Obama was going on how the USA's economy was the worst since the Great Depression. In one week alone I heard him exclaim that phrase over twenty times. At that time I had a Disney Cruise booked for my family. But I began to think if this economy is like the Great Depression, what am I doing taking a cruise? I cancelled my cruise, but I had the Memorial Day week planned for time off, so I thought, "how about a great depression vacation.". I know, vacation and Great Depression do not go together. By the way today's economy and Great Depression do not go together either, but my point is I am on a Great Depression vacation in honor of Obama's embellishment; a Route 66 journey.
As I type this blog my family and I are driving on Old Route 66 in Oklahoma on our way to California. We are taking the journey that so many families in the 1930's took to find employment in California.
Last night I had trouble finding a motel with a vacancy sign out front, the problem was NO Vacancy (apnother sign of the Great Depression). Around 11:00 pm we found the Will Rogers Inn in Claremore, Oklahoma, the birthplace of Oklahoma's Favorite Son, Will Rogers.
This morning we went to pay our respects to a man that lived through the Great Depression and who brought humor and wisdom to so many lives. Eventhough he never met a man he did not like, I wonder what Will would think of Obama and Obama's use of a perceived disastor to take over the USA's economy and socialize some of America's icons in business? I think I know and if you ever read Will, you know too.
Just remember, "but if you want to have a good time, I don't care where you live, just load in your kids, and take some congenial friends, and just start out. You would be surprised what there is to see in this great country within 200 miles of where any of us live. I don't care what state or what town." Will Rogers the optimist would say, not only that he would laugh at Obama and say something wise. More to come as I get my kicks on Route 66.