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May 17, 2013 - Elk City, OK
OOOOOOOOOOOklahoma! Well, you know the rest..... Our first impression of Oklahoma is very favorable! We left Amarillo, TX where the land is just as flat as it could be, and mostly dry. If you don't water it, it won't grow. Oklahoma, on the other hand, has a little roll to the landscape! There are trees! The grass is green! Wow! It has been a while! Elk City is just a one night stop, but it's a nice stop. As of morning, the weather is still good. It is warm at 75. It is also somewhat humid, and it has been a while since I have said that!Jump to full entry
Oct 23, 2012 - Wind! More Wind! Strong Wind!
Wind and More Wind! That was the order of the day today. Not only did the wind blow all day at 30 to 40 mph, but it was mainly from the south, southwest. Guess what! Our direction of travel was south, then west, then south and then west, to finally arrive at Elk City, Oklahoma. We drove a bit over 400 miles today in that horrendous wind. My fuel mileage, which had been at 11.0 mpg yesterday, dropped all day, to 10.0 mpg, then steadily declined until finally we arrived showing an overall mpg of 8.6. We fueled twice along the way and the...Jump to full entry
Oct 7, 2012 - Day 20
Sunday 10/7: This morning I set my clock for early early again. This is our morning to leave out, but I wanted to see the morning session of the Fiesta. So up at 5:30, I was on the shuttle bus by 6:30 and could see the first 5 balloons were already up. They are the Dawn Patrol, they rise first to check wind conditions to determine the rise of all the other balloons for the morning. By 7am they started to rise and I was already down on the field right in the middle of them. Just me, I left everyone else asleep and I enjoyed the quiet morning...Jump to full entry
Jun 22, 2012 - Elk City OK
Wake up, put gas in the bus, drive, put more gas in the bus, choke down a sub from Subway, drive some more, park at the KOA near Elk City, Oklahoma, eat dinner, watch TV, do an update, shower, go to bed. There; that was our day in a nutshell. The wind was kinda nasty today from about Santa Rosa NM all the way to the campground so my shoulders got a workout. And Michele says I never get any exercise? Really? Some good news though – we paid $3.17 per gallon for gas in Amarillo TX. Sweet. Well, sweeter than the last couple months anyway. We...Jump to full entry
Apr 24, 2012 - Elk City, OK
We left Lubbock on Sunday morning and drove about 270 miles to Elk City, OK. We are staying at Elk Creek RV Park, right off Interstate 40 so it is not like the quiet parks we have been used to the past few months. Elk Creek is an old park and the sites are very tight. There is cable TV and the WiFi is decent. Mostly there are long term RV's here with maybe about a dozen or so overnight spots. It seems that a large number of snowbirds are heading home so every afternoon the short-term sites fill up quickly. This is basically a no-frills...Jump to full entry
Apr 15, 2012 - April is the cruelest month. . .
April 15, 2012 Two serious events commemorated this month: the sinking of the Titanic on April 14, and the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19. We woke this morning around 5 a.m. to severe thunderstorms that lasted for around an hour. Then the rain stopped, but the wind blew like crazy all day long, which made for a tedious and tiring trip across Oklahoma. We were worried coming into Oklahoma City because I could not find any information on how to park a travel trailer while you visit sites in the city. Not...Jump to full entry
Sep 18, 2011 - Elk City, Ok.
Left Ardmore, Ok, heading back to Route 66. Picked up 66 where we left off, just outside Oklahoma City. A lot of traffic for a Sunday, but we kept going. 66 goes thru Oklahoma City, but we diverted to the Capitol section. A few streets over from 66 was the Murrah Federal Bldg, site of the 1995 bombing. The memorial park and area is very solemn. Very moving memorial. One elm tree survived it all and it has a park built around it. The 166 chairs were set on the lawn in 9 rows, representing those killed in the 9 floors of the Murrah Bldg. Glad...Jump to full entry
May 21, 2011 - On the Road Again...
Finally was able to leave Oklahoma City today. RV has a new radiator and we think that this is the answer to our long plagued overheating problems. Should have done this long ago rather than all of the other things that were done. Never once did any shop we were in tell us about the radiator. I had even suggested to a couple of places that the radiator should be checked as that was the ONLY thing that had not been repaired or replaced. Would you believe that when they removed the old radiator it weighed nearly 30 pounds more than the new...Jump to full entry
Apr 30, 2011 - Day 26 another state bites the dust
First, Happy Birthday, Brian. Boy, for a short driving day, we visited a lot of places and took a lot of pictures. The wind was not as bad today as in the past day, but not as warm as yesterday. Hopefully it will stay that way for a few days, anyway. Left Amarillo this morning after a visit to the BIG TEXAN. For those of you who do not live in Texas or watch MAN VS FOOD, The BIG TEXAS is famous for steak dinners(picture #3) and if a person can eat this in less than 60 minutes, it's free. After we left THE BIG TEXAN, we started our "photo...Jump to full entry
Dec 10, 2010 - Elk City, Oklahoma
Another 470 miles today. Went to the address that we had for WalMart, five miles off of I-40, only to find that they had recently moved to a new store location right at the next exit down the road. Had had some angst about the quality of I-40 particularly around the Oklahoma City area, but found it to be a non-issue. The road certainly wasn't prime, but no worse than many other stretches throught the USA.Jump to full entry
Nov 6, 2010 - Cowboys and a special dinner with Julie
Traveling was smooth Friday as we continued across the MO/OK border and settled for the night in Tulsa. We ordered pizza to our site, which was our first experience for that. We got to bed early, as we wanted to travel to Elk City, OK for a dinner Saturday evening. Saturday we continued west and had a strong south wind all day. Lots of truck traffic and everyone that passed blocked the wind and sucked the trailer towards the truck. We did stop in Oklahoma City to wander through the Museum of Western Art and Cowboys. Judie’s dad had a...Jump to full entry
Sep 21, 2010 - Back From Short Trip
Parked at TAFB RV After trip from WinStar with minor difficulties. one slide got stuck with an object caught in the No Objects area. Freed slide with assistance from wife. No damage (Whew). parked RV and drove Toad to Elk City for a couple of days R&R.Jump to full entry