Santa Ana Birding Volunteers travel blog

Date: November 19, 2016

Tonight’s Location: Porter, OK

Campground: Crossroads RV

Mileage: End -

Start -

Total Miles for the day: 208

Weather: sunny, very little wind

Temperature: start 28º

High 44º

Wildlife count:

Year List: 337

Birds: Swainson’s Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Northern Harrier, American Kestrel, American Mallard, Turkey Vulture, European Starlings, House Sparrows

We drove in to Carthage for a quick breakfast, fuel the truck, and picked up some auto tape to insure that the deflector on the truck did not vibrate. And then we were off! We drove west on I-44 to Big Cabin and south on Hwy 69 just past the Muskogee Turnpike to a small campground.

The purpose of our stop here was to spend the afternoon/evening with our dear friends, Don and Cheryl, who have just moved to Bixby. It was an interesting challenge for our gps to navigate from our location the 45 miles to their home, as there is no straight line to get there! There are several water systems, as well as the Arkansas River, which have to be crossed or circumnavigated to make the trip – it was lovely in the daytime, and we made it home in the night, even though our gps wanted us to go around on the turnpike! We fooled her!!!

Cheryl prepared an excellent dinner of roast pork, scalloped potatoes, fresh green beans, peach cobbler and ice cream for dessert. And it all started with great snacks of baked cheese. MMMMMMh good. What a wonderful day.

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