March 10th, 2011
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Letters to the President: #780 'On to Oklahoma City'

Tom Foreman | BIO
AC360° Correspondent

Reporter's Note: I continue grinding down the miles on our most recent Building Up America tour, and grinding out the letters to the White House.

Dear Mr. President,

As I write today's letter I am on the highway from Tulsa to Oklahoma City, reacquainting myself with the Oklahoma countryside. I had forgotten the nicely rolling hills and the low tree cover in this area. It is really quite pleasant, especially since we are seeing the sun now for the first time since we hit the road on Sunday. (Actually I came out on this trip from Atlanta where it was rainy over the weekend, so I guess for me the gray spell has lasted even longer.)

Had an excellent morning with a pair of entrepreneurs; the folks selling those wacky shaped rubber band bracelets called Zany Bandz and now those bright, wrap around Slap Watches.

They were inspiring with their "the economy be damned, we're moving ahead!" attitude. I have found that a lot during our Building Up America trips. While the recession undoubtedly hurt many people, some of those who have weathered it best are those who have in large part ignored the setbacks and pressed on.

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