2009 Alaska travel blog

Gentry Creek COE - Site 27

Azalea Festival 1

Azalea Festival 2

Azalea Festival 3

Azalea Festival 4

Azalea Festival 5

Doris thinks it's cold!

Pink Dogwood

Pink Dogwood Close Up

Doris purchased one of these - now to keep it alive for...

We think this is a Japanese Cherry tree

Close up of Japanese Cherry tree

Wysteria

White Flower


We arrived here yesterday in the early afternoon after an arduous 200 miles drive from Petit Jean. The wind was horrible and I-40 in Oklahoma was almost as bad. The campground is an old one and the sites reflect that.

The hookups and the tables, fire pits and grill are on the same side so you have to either pull the utilities around the coach or walk around the coach to use the facilities. There is also not water at each site but a faucet located between sites that is shared. Currently we are only the third RV in the park and wouldn't be sharing but the faucet is about 75 feet from our site so we will just use our onboard water tank. It does have a fantastic view over the north end of Eufaula Lake. We love Corp of Engineer (COE) parks. They are always close to the lake. This one is just in need of some upgrades ro reflect current RVs.

Today, the 6th, we went to Muskogee for their Azalea Festival.

It lasts all of April but the big celebration is the 18th and we will miss that. It was in the 50s with wind gusts over 30 MPH this afternoon and will get down to 25 tonight. The cool weather has kept the azaleas from completely blooming but those that have, combined with the many dogwood, cherry and redbud trees made for a beautiful sight. I have included many pictures if you want to look. Remember you can always click on the smaller picture and it will enlarge.

We stopped at a stop light while we were looking for somewhere to eat and I heard a tap on my window. Wouldn't you know it, a guy with a Gator cap on had seen our Gator stuff on the Jeep and wanted to meet us. Imagine that, a diehard Gator fan in the land of Sooners. I bet he had a hard time of it here, at least until the Championship game where he got the last word.

Tomorrow we head for Purcell, OK where we will visit my Aunt Eulene, Cousin Jeanne and her family for the next few days. I sure hope it warms up a bit! I was born in Oklahoma but have been out of it too long to like this kind of weather.

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