|today was another long travel day. we drove 670 miles and arrived in El Reno, OK around 6:30 p.m.. We are on central time now so we are 2 hours ahead of California. It was about 97 degrees in El Reno when we arrived but they have a pool so we were able to cool off. I grilled steak and sauteed mushrooms so we are feeling fat and happy now. Laura's having a rum and coke and I'm trying to put a serious dent in my beer supply. the kids are riding their bikes and having a good time. We are about 3 hours out of Hot Springs so we will be starting to see a lot of stuff and really kick our vacation in high gear. We were seriously considering a side trip to San Antonia to see the grand kids and Ryan and Corine but it turned out to be a detour of about 1000 miles round trip and just wasn't doable. Laura was disappointed as we both miss the kids and grand kids a lot. I hope to have a lot of exciting stories to tell tomorrow after our duck boat tour and trip up the tower in Hot Springs. hope you all are well. See you in 3 weeks!