" going to sit in the lobby of the Beverly-Wilshire Hotel "
The Beverly-Wilshire Hotel
is a luxury hotel on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. It has undergone numerous renovations and is now part of the Four Seasons chain.
" Joads and Wilsons were in flight across the Panhandle "
The Texas Panhandle is the northernmost region of the state, bordered by New Mexico and Oklahoma. The majority of residents are white conservatives.
It is now one of the fastest-growing wind power producing regions in America.