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Aug 16, 2016 - Claremore OK – Oologah Lake – Blue Creek Campground

Back on the road and starting to do some “touristy” things. First stop was the Will Rogers Museum in Claremore OK. Rogers, known as “Oklahoma’s Favorite Son”, was an American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, newspaper columnist, social commentator and stage and motion picture actor. We arrived at the museum on August 15th, which unbeknownst to us, is the anniversary of this death. They were having a wreath-laying to commemorate the occasion. All of the workers at the museum were very friendly and invited us to attend several times,...

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Retired at Last!

May 12, 2014 - Will Rogers Museum

Debra and I got up early and drove to the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore - about 35 minutes away. Upon arrival we found that we would be sharing the museum with 6 busloads of fifth graders. Yikes! Actually, it turned out to be a benefit. We were invited to join the group in the auditorium for a talk by a museum interpreter. He was terrific! He did rope tricks the entire time he was spouting facts and funny info about Will. The kids loved him and so did we. Next we saw a film narrated by Will Rogers Jr - 11 minutes of his dad doing...

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Oct 1, 2013 - Will Rogers Museum

We left Altus and headed for Claremore with a stop over at Rockwell for one night. The RV park at Rockwell had a buffalo herd. They had some pens with a bull and a couple of other buffalo in another pen. They had a tall privacy fence around most of the park so you could not see the herd. I did not understand that but whatever. The parking spot we had was under a very pretty large tree and it was a nice park. We moved on to Claremore and stayed at a nice park owned by the Claremore Expo Center. Most of the people we have met in OK have been...

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Spring Trips 2013

May 4, 2013 - The Life & Times Of Will Rogers

From Warrior RV Park – Tulsa, OK On this cold, gray skied, misty, rainy Saturday in May with temps in the low 40’s we visited the Will Rogers Memorial Museums. Our first stop was in nearby Claremore, OK at the Will Rogers Memorial followed by a short drive out to the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah, OK The native limestone eight gallery museum housing artifacts, memorabilia, photographs, paintings and statuaries sits on 20 acres overlooking the city of Claremore and Rogers State University. The land was purchased by Will himself in...

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Home Sweet RV - 2013

Jul 21, 2012 - On Route 66 Again

We left Joplin by way Route 66 toward Kansas. This will be our last stretch of Route 66 until we start our homeward trek from California in late September. We are traveling the same 13.2 miles we traveled the other night but will make some stops this time in Galena. We stopped to see 4 Women on the Route, an old gas station resurrected by you guessed it, 4 women. Today, Melba the “mouth” (her name for herself, not ours), one of the 4 owners, was in the gas station telling its history and how she got involved in the renovation and the...

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May 4, 2011 - Day 30 to Claremore

We packed up and departed Tinker AFB Fam Camp without a problem, but by the time we stopped for propane, turned in the rental, and filled up "George/Georgette" it was almost 1100. Bob did all of the driving today. We traveled on THE ROUTE all day, passing through small towns and wide places in the road. We had already seen the small towns west of Chandler, so that was our first stop today. As it turns out, one of the books Phyllis used to plan this trip is written and maintained by one of the citizens of Chandler (we thought about stopping...

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Retirement Rocks!!

Sep 17, 2010 - Claremore, OK

We were disappointed that we didn't get to visit with our friend Jane last night, but we did talk to her on the phone. Poor Jane is so sick with the flu. We did have a nice evening in the Granite City, Illinois Elks Lodge. It was like most Elks Lodges, friendly. We had been traveling on Interstate 55 down from Chicago, but as we passed through St. Louis we transitioned to the 44 as it heads south west to Interstate 40 that takes us home to California. This route follows alongside the old Route 66 with all it's colorful old signs for the...

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Sep 7, 2010 - Day 9

We had a fabulous view over the racetrack - cool.There was an ambulance next to racetrack this morning - saw horses galloping round track in pairs - assume ambulance is there in case of accidents. About 9:30 horses stopped and ambulance disappeared. Wet and windy day - we still did some walking and read and didn't throw away our money in the casino. Bathrooms much cleaner tonight.

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Sep 6, 2010 - Day 8

Moved on to Will Rogers Racetrack and Casino in Claremore, Oklahoma. Biggest RV campground in OK - 400 spaces. Facilities included 3 toilets and 3 showers - not too clean - lots of insects (my favorite accessory). Shower 1 - door doesn't close. Shower 2 - glass missing so water would splash over clothes. Shower 3 had lots of long black hair stuck in the drain - yuk! Even so I took a shower so I could wash my hair. In the meantime our neighbor came over to chat with Colin - the couple have a Hitchhiker ll fifthe wheel and are full-timers....

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Sep 6, 2010 - Long Travel Day

From Will Rogers Downs KOA – Claremore, OK (Just Northeast of Tulsa) After attending the beautiful wedding of our niece Lacey in a small chapel close to downtown Fort Worth last evening, we returned to the RV Park and started preparing to once again move on down the highways and byways of this beautiful country. Got our start about 8:30 AM after our son picked up the “Grand Dog”, Piper, whom we had stay with us over the weekend while our daughter, son and daughter-in-law where staying at the wedding party hotel and also attending the family...

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Home Sweet RV - 2010

Oct 12, 2009 - day 12 on rt66

our day 26 in the misty rain, day 12 on rt 22 - mon 12th we drove through several towns (mel pryor see your very own bridge, creek and sign to your town photos) we drove for 10mi on what is the last of the original preserved first rt66 road, it is only 8 feet wide with curbing... the largest mcdonalds in the world where I-44 cars & trucks go under you as you eat... mickey mantel, will rogers and patti page's home towns... we are now camping near claremore... campsites are rare on the 6's... ron & bebe our day 12 on rt 66 photos (still no...

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Oct 12, 2009 - day 26, 12th on rt66

our day 26 in the misty rain, day 12 on rt 22 - mon 12th we drove through several towns (mel pryor see your very own bridge, creek and sign to your town photos) we drove for 10mi on what is the last of the original preserved first rt66 road, it is only 8 feet wide with curbing... the largest mcdonalds in the world where I-44 cars & trucks go under you as you eat... mickey mantel, will rogers and patti page's home towns... we are now camping near claremore... campsites are rare on the 6's... ron & bebe our day 12 on rt 66 photos (still no...

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MID-USA & ROUTE 66

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