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Aug 21, 2016 - El Reno OK – Lake El Reno RV Park

We found a winery down the road from El Reno in the town of Yukon OK. To our surprise, a sign at the edge of town welcomed us to “the home of Garth Brooks”. Turns out that while Garth was born in Tulsa, he actually grew up in Yukon. I think a lot of places in Oklahoma have famous country stars who live or have lived in them. As for the winery, the setting was nice, but the wine was way too sweet for my liking. Another stop on our tour of Oklahoma was “historic” Fort Reno. The fort began as a temporary camp in 1874 near the Darlington Indian...

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Retired at Last!

Mar 2, 2015 - St. Louis (MO) to El Reno (OK)

Monday, March 2 → St. Louis to El Reno, OK Route: I-44W → Will Rogers Turnpike ($4.00) → I-44/Route 66W through Tulsa → Turner Turnpike to Oklahoma City ($4.00) → I-35/I-66 → I-40W Weather: 18F and clear in the morning, warming to 41F and cloudy by sunset with none of the rain that was forecast Trip Average Gas Mileage: Started with 28.3mpg, dropping to 26.7mpg by end of day Highlights: - Passed Meramec Caverns in the Ozarks, perhaps most famously fabled to be a Jesse James hideout - Saw lots of hawks - Lunch at the OK Welcome Center...

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Three USA Deserts

Dec 18, 2013 - Oklahoma, Here We Come

With overnight temps at Terribles of +20, that electric blanket sure felt great. Of course those temps precluded having water in our tank, so it was water warmed in the microwave that we used for Tuesday night clean-up and Wednesday morning “shower”. We were up at 6:00 and on our way toward Missouri and Kansas City by 6:45. We drove in the dark for perhaps 30 minutes, but somehow early morning darkness is much more tolerable than the end of day version. It was just after rush hour as we took the Kansas City bypass. I’d driven these roads...

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They're At It Again!

Apr 13, 2013 - Pops

El Reno, OK We normally move ourselves from one motel to another that is 120 to 150 miles away, although we take more miles than that to accomplish the move. Today was much, much farther. Before we left Great Bend, we went through their little zoo and raptor center. It is a pleasant little zoo and seems to be taken care of well. Then we hit the road, detouring long enough to drive through the Quivira Wildlife Refuge where we saw virtually NO wildlife. The only salvation was a single deer. Then we settled into the car for a lengthy drive....

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Remember the Alamo

Sep 8, 2012 - El Reno Okla Camp

leaving tucumcari we drove I40e... today was a cloudy cool day until late afternoon which was NOT good for pictures... also this is already done territory... we stopped several times for coffee, lunch at one to texas' nice rest areas... today we drove about XXX miles thru new mexico, texas camping near oklahoma city... we did stop at cadallac and vw stuck in the ground places. todays photos https://picasaweb.google.com/100756971738843543706/Day4ElRenoOkla?authkey=Gv1sRgCJ_SmIe6z7iu1AE where we camped by...

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Our 2012 trip to MD.

Oct 21, 2011 - Traveled West Of OKC Today

From Twin Fountains RV Park – Oklahoma City, OK We again ventured out of OKC to begin our day of discovery. Traveling west on I-40 just past El Reno we took Exit 119 to reach Fort Reno. Today this historic fort is a guest of the USDA Grazinglands Research Laboratory who since 1947 owns the thousands of acres that once were home to this military post. The history of Fort Reno dates back to just after the close of the Civil War and was initially established to quell the unrest among the Indians in the region. In 1868 after several years of...

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Home Sweet RV - 2011

Jul 16, 2011 - day 2

today was another long travel day. we drove 670 miles and arrived in El Reno, OK around 6:30 p.m.. We are on central time now so we are 2 hours ahead of California. It was about 97 degrees in El Reno when we arrived but they have a pool so we were able to cool off. I grilled steak and sauteed mushrooms so we are feeling fat and happy now. Laura's having a rum and coke and I'm trying to put a serious dent in my beer supply. the kids are riding their bikes and having a good time. We are about 3 hours out of Hot Springs so we will be starting...

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Sep 17, 2010 - Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore

Beautiful yellow flowers dotted the landscape everywhere I looked in Kansas. We were appreciating them as we drove, and I had even taken a few pictures near our campground yesterday. But I had noticed they weren't all exactly the same flower. The only common denominator was their bright sunny yellow color. Some had dark "eyes," some had light ones. Some were big, some were small. Although the dark-eyed ones looked a little like sunflowers, they weren't big enough for sunflowers as I think of them. But today as we were driving, Fred wondered...

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Aug 31, 2010 - Day 6 - Elreno OK

our trip today we drove over 300 miles from tucumcari tx to elreno ok, koa camp...ran into a strong rain storm and heat w/humidity and freighting lighting bolt especially at our camp that was loaded with trees... instead of taking photos of the u-hauls, moving van lines etc (going west) today, we counted them, we counted 105 today alone...at several rest stops where we were able to talk to some of them, it turns out they were either moving for cheaper housing or looking for work or both... one couples comments i cannot say here, they were...

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Jul 13, 2010 - El Reno, OK

Unhappily we have crossed back into the humidity zone! From the high desert of Santa Fe, across the panhandle of Texas, and now well into Oklahoma, we are quickly moving in a homeward bound direction. From our last stop in Texas this afternoon to our campsite in Oklahoma tonight the weather zone changed significantly and not for the better, I might add. Ah well, for the cool and damp of the Pacific Northwest. We crossed some of the flattest land we've seen today. I'm guessing we could see at least 50 miles in any direction. As we headed...

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Jun 30, 2010 - El Reno

We drove all day and parked for the tonight at a KOA in El Reno, Oklahoma. The guide we use for finding campgrounds, Woodall's, had given them a 4-star rating. Boy do they need to check that out again. It was a dump. But we were just staying the night and doing a load of laundry. We'll survive. We did see an interesting truck today somewhere between New Mexico and Oklahoma. Took a picture of it and it's attached.

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Mar 10, 2009 - Oklahoma, where the wind comes whipping down the plain

Wow, that was over 300 miles of fighting the wheel. Windy and freezing. We had to bungee the step together as the side wind kept blowing it out. Never had that happen. It also blew the moulding strip loose from the side of the door. Very strange side wind. It was Southerly most of the way, and then changed to a Northerly direction the last few miles. I can see where rotation would happen. They were expecting flurries on Wednesday evening. I'm glad we left. We stayed at the usual KOA outside El Reno. It was 21 degrees when we got up in the...

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