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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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Oct 14, 2012 - By the Lake

We awoke to bright skies, Sunday morning, the 14th, and got ready to leave. While we were disconnecting, the dark clouds began to move in. While we were in Branson, the trees began to change and the hills were showing a lot of color. As we drove south, I kept thinking that the beautiful colors we were seeing would have been brighter in sunshine. Our next destination was Oklahoma City, but we decided to take two days to drive the 340 miles and the first night was spent at a Corps of Engineers park on Lake Eufaula just west of Checotah and...

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Sep 17, 2012 - 'Shirley day'

No travel today but not quite a Shirley day either. I did laundry. There was no one around so I used all the machines and washed everthing that wasn't nailed down. While I was doing that, Bob did some serious cleaning in the RV. We did work but it was still a layed back day. A trip to Walmart - take out supper - and football. Good day

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Sep 16, 2012 - Washita Battlefield-Travel

We left the camper in Flying J and traveled to the Washita Battlefield site near Cheyenne, OK. We would not have started out onto the interstate early anyway because it was WAY too foggy - pea soup fog. Washita is the site where Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer’s 7th Cavalry attacked the sleeping Cheyenne camp of Chief Black Kettle. WAY too much history on both sides for this little travel blog. It was a lovely, new visitor center with a very good presentation and, as always, the rangers were very social and knowledgeable. Back to Flying J...

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Jun 8, 2012 - From Checotah, OK

Left Shamrock, TX this morning and had some beautiful sites and weather for travel. No strong winds or rain storms. We went about 275 miles today and are in a camp site by Lake Eufaula and will be staying for a couple of days here. Chillin out and enjoying the beautiful weather and lake side (might even take a boat out on the water) and go on a bike ride. From Lake side, Arthur & Sharon

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Simpson RV travels

Oct 9, 2011 - Oklahoma

We continued on through Kansas on US 169 and entered Oklahoma at Coffeeville. The winds were still blowing, but as long as we headed straight into them we were doing ok. In Nowenta, OK, we headed east on US 60 to better arrange our descent south on US 69. We immediatley encounterd the hill country again and went up and down quite a lot for about 25 miles until we turned south on the larger US 69. The weather was getting pretty socked in with larger clouds coming from the west. The road took us around Muskogee. No comment. After another long...

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NG2

Jun 8, 2011 - CHECOTHA, OK

On the outskirts of Amarillo and extending for the next 50 miles is some of the most beautiful flat and fertile farmland that this old farm boy never had the opportunity to farm. This beautiful farmlands abounds as far as one could see on both sides of the highway. I believe these farmlands differ from those expansive farms I saw in Northern California. More of California’s land is devoted to producing food for humans, while Texas farmers are producing food for cattle. Yes Texas farms live up to their reputation of being larger, bigger,...

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