21 May 2011
|Saturday, May 21, 2011
VIKINGS IN OKLAHOMA
This morning, we left from Big Cedar, OK and took the highway over the saddle. Jim was sort of wondering about the climb and the descent with the motorhome and the toad. It all went very well. 5 miles up and 5 miles down, it took about 15 minutes and saved 60 or 70 miles to drive around the mountains.
We traveled on a bit further and stopped at Heavener State Park to see the Runestone. All of the informative signs tell the reader the evidence of Vikings in Oklahoma. Runestones have been found at other sites along the river.
And yes, you guessed it, there is a geocache at the Runestone.
Here is the link to the state park information:
Here is what Wiki has to say about the Heavener, OK Runestone:
And here is another link.
We continued North to Fayetteville, AR to buy supplies at Walmart. We undocked the toad and took it to the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Quite an interesting visit including a 15 stage multicache to gather answers from the information signs, the updated museum with easy to understand displays, a walking tour of the confederate positions (hill top) and a driving tour of the union positions (down below). Weather was perfect and we enjoyed another Civil War Battlefield.
Tonight we are in Neosho, MO. We hope that tomorrows travels will be as pleasant.