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Jul 13, 2019 - Departing Memphis headed west. 1st stop Checotah, OK

The journey cross country to visit with Andy and Kayla was 1800 miles of pure pleasure. The journey is part of the fun! The 2014 Ford F150 pulled the 2018 Jayco 212QB smoothly averaging between 9 and 11 miles per gallon. Cricket traveled well in her kennel getting fussy just a few times. Making six stops on the journey, we pulled into the Escondido / San Marcos California area on Friday, 19 July 2019. Cricket and my first stop was Onapa RV, Checotah, OK. This private park had full hookups and was a member of Passport America. Passport...

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Apr 27, 2019 - Checotah, Oklahoma

We arrived at Onapa RV Park and Campground in Checotah near Lake Eufaula around 5:00 today. The park is neat as a pin. They had what is called a "Fradie Hole" (Storm Shelter). After all, they do have storms and tornado's in this area of the country. We will be here overnight and tomorrow we head for Forrest City, Arkansas.

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Aug 7, 2017 - Checotah, Oklahoma

Our next destination was to join Glenda’s brother and sis-in-law at their summer campsite, by the shore of Dircks Lake, in southwest Arkansas. Remember previously I said remember the name of the lake/swimming area in the Twin Falls area, well it was Dirckes, and this is Dircks, quite a coincidence, eh? Oh well, anyway, we stayed the next night at a campground near Checotah, Oklahoma. I couldn't remember the name of this place at all, but I wrote it down. It's on Rt. 40 not far from Okie, OK. You know...Okie from Muscogee?:-) The campground...

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Jun 3, 2017 - Checotah Lake, OK.

What started out to do 370 miles to west of Oklahoma City, then to east of Ok City, to the only available campground 80 miles east of Ok City. And after 473 miles, we are very tired. Along the way we stopped at The Mission Church in Groom, TX. It's a small town in the Texas panhandle. The 19 story cross catches your eye for miles. We took a break and walked the grounds which displayed the 14 Stations of the Cross. Very moving display and very well done.

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Apr 28, 2016 - Perrin, TX to Checotah KOA

We were ready to leave before 8:00 this morning and pulled out of Mitchell’s RV Resort at 10 minutes before 8:00, heading east and then north. We arrived in Gainesville, TX just an hour and a half later. We crossed into Oklahoma, leaving Texas behind for now, exactly 2 1/2 hours after we left Perrin. It was a total of five hours and 20 minutes for our trip today but that included a stop to fuel the truck and drain the sumps. We arrived at the Checotah KOA at 10 after 1:00 and we were set up and sitting outdoors with a cold drink by 2:00....

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Oct 24, 2015 - We're Back On The Road

With no more than a three hour drive today, we took our time getting ready to leave Wheels RV in Springdale. We took the car and drove to Cracker Barrel for a repeat of the delicious breakfast we enjoyed yesterday. This morning, they were packed with football fans, in town for the Auburn vs Arkansas football game in Fayetteville. That large crowd made us later than we had planned in returning to the Dealer where the repairs had been made to the RV. We soon had things ready for the road, hooked the car onto the back of the fifth wheel, and...

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Apr 4, 2014 - Perrin to Checotah

Sometimes we don’t sleep very well the night before a travel day. That was not the case last night as we slept quite soundly, but still woke in time to have our coffee before pulling out of Mitchell’s RV Park at 8:15 this morning. It was a beautiful day with clear skies and bright sunshine. The cold front went through the part of north Texas we were in, clearing out the storms. However, the warm, muggy, 88 degree temperature we experienced yesterday was replaced with cool, even cold, temperatures and a brisk wind out of the north. That wind...

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Oct 4, 2013 - day 10 checotah ok

day 10, just another rt 40 drive day to checotah OK our photos https://picasaweb.google.com/110438477258823146205/Day10ToChecotahOK?authkey=Gv1sRgCOiW-pPej93-eA Sent from iExplorer for Picasa sent from our ipad sheriff ron & deputy bebe mcgehee we are living for "beyond" the moment our spots http://fms.ws/E5QTo/35.26095N/102.75174W http://fms.ws/E5Syp/35.18913N/101.98816W http://fms.ws/E5YBJ/35.21582N/101.38394W http://fms.ws/E5a5h/35.17923N/100.83008W

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May 18, 2013 - Checotah, OK

Still in Oklahoma on our way to St Louis. Oklahoma is a green, fertile state with flat but rolling terrain. We are impressed and like it. It is hot here with temps almost reaching 90 and very humid. So far we have not seen any severe weather. We got a few sprinkles on the way here. It has been overcast and hazy and we have been on the lookout for and funnel-shaped clouds!

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May 16, 2013 - Checotah, OK

Thu, 16 May: We weren't expecting an early morning rousting since the fan clutch wasn't due to arrive until after ten. That said, at eight Jason knocked on our door and asked if they could start work removing the old fan so they could get a jump on installing the new one as soon as it came in. Of course we agreed and vacated the coach in record time. The power had still not come on yet and the facility was running on emergency generators. The emergency power did not extend to the RV lounge so we did the next best thing and went out for...

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Mar 21, 2013 - Checotah, OK

Leaving Hot Springs behind we traveled through Ouchita National Forest, very hilly country and the southwestern edge of the Ozarks in rich pine forests. Beautiful country! Crossing into Oklahoma, we saw road signs for different Indian nations. In all, there are 42 Indian nations in Oklahoma including the Cherokee. We traveled I-40 and after leaving Oklahoma City, we noticed we had left the forests behind and it was once again flat, farming and ranching land. We stayed at Checotah Lake Eufaula West KOA for the night at $34/night. An...

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Oct 19, 2012 - Nevada, MO to Checotah, OK

Today we drove about 200 miles. Before we got to the campground we stopped in Checotah at the Five Civilized Tribes Museum. Very informative about the removal of the Indians from their homelands. Unfortunately I was only able to take pictures of the removal section of the museum. They also had beautiful artwork by Bill Rabbit who is half Cherokee and half white. And also Jerome Tiger who is full blooded Creek-Seminole. At the campsite we met the couple next to us and visited for a bit. We saw them in the campground dining room and we asked...

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