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Oct 6, 2017 - Hidden Memories Appear

Today we left Texas and began our journey across Oklahoma. We avoided the Interstate, preferring the older roads that recreate the Route 66 experience. (Ask the Federal Highway Department and they will tell you that the Interstates follow the right-of-way of old 66. True in a broad sense, but they straighten out the curves, lower the hills and lift up the valleys.) Often these are the frontage roads that parallel many Interstates. Some are indeed sections of old 66, the ones of Portland concrete. Hank loves the thump-thump of the seams...

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Oct 27, 2015 - Clinton, Oklahoma

We are in Clinton, Oklahoma after two busy days of travel. It took us way longer to pack up to go this time, after being in the same place for months. Once we finally got ready to roll, I followed behind Jerry in the car while he filled up the propane tank and then filled the gas tank. He was afraid the gas station was not large enough for the car to be towed at the station. I followed him to the Dollar General parking lot where he finally got the car hooked up. :-) We drove about 110 miles before we made another stop at Colaw RV Parts and...

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Nov 3, 2014 - Pushing Through

Waking up knowing we were going to get rain made it easy for us to look for a service center to get our broken hydraulics repaired. One would think that large places would be able to get parts in short order - turns out everyone we talked to local and on the road in Joplin told us it would be days... and we didn't want to sit and wait... so even with the heavy rain forecasted and the 30mph (50kph) cross winds we decided we had nothing to lose, so we hit the road. One wrong turn/question what the GPS was doing... we ended up on the main...

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Winter West

Oct 16, 2014 - Freightliner Factory for a Fix Up

We had an appointment at the Freightliner factory in Clinton, Oklahoma to get the cameras connected to the truck. The truck already came with one camera on the back roof. It is aimed down towards the hitch which helps when backing up to hitch up to the trailer. You cannot see out the back window in this truck because of the height and the back seat. The trailer has a rear camera and a camera located on the blind side which is the right side. Even with huge mirrors on the truck there is one area that can be missed if a small vehicle chooses...

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May 30, 2014 - 2nd Day of Road Trip to Colorado

We started out the 2nd day pretty early to make the drive all the way through Arkansas and most of the way through Oklahoma. We wanted to get pretty far on day two. Arkansas was beautiful to drive through. The Ozarks reminded me of the mountains in Tennessee. Oklahoma was pretty flat and not a whole lot to see. That's the state I was born in but was so young when we left I really don't remember any of it. We did drive past Yukon which is also the home town of Garth Brooks. We stopped at the KOA in Clinton, Oklahoma for an over night and...

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Apr 6, 2013 - Day 2 Tulsa Oklahoma to Clinton Oklahoma

Tulsa Oklahoma to Clinton Oklahoma 220 Miles - Total Miles 435 Another great day. It was sunny, the temperature rose to 78 and we were able to stay on the old route 66 road most of the day. We spent time at three unique stops. The first was The route 66 Interpretive Center. It was located in old beautiful armory with many nostalgic items. The next stop was called the O K County 66-John Hargrove's Place. John is a former mechanic who developed this Route 66 homage on his 8 acre site. His route 66 collectibles were quite impressive. He also...

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Route 66 Road Trip

Dec 29, 2012 - where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain

As we finished driving through Missouri on I-44 we reminisced about how bone jarring that route had been last time we took it. Periodic signs announced that a major resurfacing project had been completed in 2012. As we enjoyed the smooth pavement I wondered if this had been paid for with TARP funds, the sort of government assistance a red state like Missouri does not favor. Electronic signs had also been added which allow DOT officials to keep drivers informed about Amber Alerts, changes in road conditions, etc. A good idea. In Oklahoma...

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Apr 6, 2011 - Mary's Belated Birthday Celebration.

This morning we went to the Route 66 museum, not very large but very nicely done, each segment represents a decade of history relating to Route 66 starting in the twenties through the seventies when route 66 was replaced with Interstate freeways. For lunch we went to Cayla's Café, the food was good and reasonable but I had my months quota of grease from the home made onion rings that were delicious. We spent the rest of the afternoon at the Lucky Star Casino where Mary came out with $12 more than she went in with, I didn't do as well. On...

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Apr 5, 2011 - Goobers in Oklahoma?

We must be in the prairie because we went through a couple of small towns one of which was named Alfalfa and another named Corn. We also drove by a peanut processing plant along the way, who knew they grew peanuts in Oklahoma, the peanut plant looks similar to a potato plant and the peanut also grows under ground like the potato. Didn't take too long for our drive around town to see the sights, Clinton is a town of 8,900 people. Route 66 which is now I-40 runs through here so there is a lot of reference to Route 66 here. This afternoon we...

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Apr 27, 2010 - Clinton/Elk City, Oklahoma

We had spent several days at a really nice KOA right on Route 66, next to the newer freeway. Not only did they make a nice pizza for our lunch one day, but the best part was that the wife of the couple who owned and ran the campground was an avid crocheter, and we spent some time exchanging patterns and telling stories about crocheting on the road! We left the campground on the Tuesday morning and back-tracked a few miles to the town of Elk City, to the first of two Route 66 museums. This first museum was part of a whole museum complex,...

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Dec 16, 2009 - Musical 07/31/09

While we were in Oklahoma we had an opportunity to see the award winning stage show, "Oklahoma". It was fabulous. The outdoor presentation with live horses, stage coaches and animals was a site to see. It was a great presentation. Oklahoma is the National Home of Rodgers and Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA! The children of America's most unforgettable song-writing team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein officially designate Discoveryland! as "The National Home" of their fathers' musical, "OKLAHOMA! What was so neat was that it started a little...

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Dec 16, 2009 - Bricktown, Clinton, OK 07/31/09

Bricktown, a downtown area of Oklahoma like many other downtown areas in our cities, was left for the outskirts or developments where larger shopping malls and congestion existed. Although the renovation of Bricktown is not complete former projects developed over the years has revitalized the Bricktown area. Check out the pictures.

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