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May 13, 2014 - Daisy Airgun Museum

I took Debra out for breakfast this morning as a final thank you for her gracious hospitality. There is a lot going on in Tulsa and I hope to return someday. My drive from Oklahoma to Rogers, Arkansas was about two hours. Overcast all the way but no rain and the temp went down to 57 degrees! The scenery on the Cherokee Turnpike was gorgeous . The grass and trees at this time of year are the deepest green - the growth along the parkway was thick and lush but not out of control. Rolling terrain made for an interesting drive. I did have two...

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Aug 16, 2013 - Rogers AR - Rocky Branch Park COE - Beaver Lake

Found a really great Corps of Engineers campground on Beaver Lake near Rogers Arkansas, so settled in for a few days to explore the area. First stop was the Daisy Airgun Museum. The little museum traces the BB gun factory from its origin as a windmill factory through its transformation to an airgun factory and on to today. The original factory was in Wisconsin, but moved to Rogers AR in 1958. They still make the guns here in Rogers. The museum has Daisy airguns from 1888 until now. That's a lot of airguns! Next, we drove over to Bentonville...

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Retired at Last!

May 25, 2013 - Adventures in Tornado Alley

This little COE (Corps of Engineers) campground on beautiful Beaver Lake, Arkansas is filled to the gills this Memorial Day weekend. Ok, not such a little campground; there are 50 sites in our loop and another 75 in a second loop. We’re in the non-reservable loop, arriving on Monday to guarantee ourselves a site, and by Wednesday our loop was full. Some sites had merely a tent or un-popped-up Pop-up campers without people until yesterday so you know it was locals willing to pay for several nights before they arrived for the weekend just to...

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Oct 12, 2012 - Day 105

Today we left our friend in Oklahoma City to drive to Rogers, AR to visit another friend on our way to Branson, MO where we will drop my sister at her daughter's house so she can get her car to drive back to Pennsylvania. We stayed at the Prairie Creek Park, run by the Corps of Engineers, and were surprised when they asked if I had the Senior Pass. Since I did have the pass, it cut our campground fee in half. A pleasant surprise. Our drive took us from Oklahoma City to Tulsa and then East towards Rogers.

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Oct 30, 2011 - Rogers, Arkansas

Fall has really kicked in. It won't be long before all the leaves have dropped. We enjoyed our second campfire but this time we started it early. We still have enough wood for one more fire. Tomorrow we head to Branson West, and then after that we go to Branson itself.

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Oct 28, 2011 - Rogers, Arkansas

We camped at a Corps of Engineer campground. We were expecting 50 amp power, and water. We ended up with no water and 30 amps. The place is beautiful and the sites are nice, except that they are so unlevel that it is impossible to lever the trailer. We got there late and we spent a considerable amount of time choosing a site and filling the tank with water. Then the steps into the trailer broke making it impossible for Susan to get in gracefully. Rogers is a pretty big city. We even have 4G on our Hotspot aircard. We will probably get a...

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Apr 6, 2011 - Rogers,Arkansas

We left Shreveport and decided to stay on the scenic route of Hwy 71/69 all the way up to Fort Smith. We weren't sure where we would stop for the night, we planned to take it as it came. The road was a nice road and we made pretty good time. Once we got to Fort Smith, it was interstate, so we decided to keep moving. I looked at the Walmart options and we decided on Rogers, since it was right off the interstate. The Wal-Mart there is very nice, it was in a shopping area, and even at Walmart, you can get a "lake" view! There was a small lake...

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Aug 25, 2010 - War Eagle Cavern

War Eagle Cavern is located in Rogers, AR (on the shore of Beaver Lake)on Hwy 12. The cavern is home to one of North America's largest colonies of pipestrelle & gray bats. There are vast formations & fossils, rimstone dams, cave pearls & some small waterfalls. The move "Frank & Jesse" (which starred Rob Lowe, Bill Paxton & Randy Travis),used this cavern during its filming. There are activities for children such as the "Lost in the Woods Maze" Panning for gemstones is an activity that the entire family can experience. Pete & I were the only...

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Apr 28, 2009 - Sam Walton's home

On April 28, we arrived at Beaver Lake Hide-Away Campground and RV Park east of Rogers, Arkansas. We stayed there for one week. We didn't do much while there. It rained six out of the seven days we were there. We did have an opportunity to go to the Walmart Visitors Center and Museum in downtown Bentonville. We learned lots of facts about Sam Walton and his family as well as the history of Walmart. Sam Walton and several partners actually owned 15 Ben Franklin stores when the Walton's 5 and 10 was opened in the town square of Bentonville,...

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Jun 6, 2008 - Heavener Runes, Prairie Grove and Beaver Lake

So most of you know that Richard is half Norweigen and his family is proud of that heritage. This little park in Heavener's claim to fame is a huge stone with markings (runes) which were made by the VIKINGS to claim the land long before Columbus ever discovered America.

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