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Oct 18, 2019 - Ugh! The wind! But, otherwise an easy drive

Our visit to Tulsa was a hit with us. Staying with a Boondockers Welcome host made it so much more personable, too. Our drive today was 245 miles, most of which was on a state highway westward passed OkLahoma City then south to I-40. From the time we got started to the time we stopped there was wind amounting to 22 mph from the south almost all the time. The wind was from the south was buffeting our side terrible. When we reached 200 miles, Rebecca searched on “Allstays” app for RV parks up ahead and found Elk Creek RV Park in Elk City....

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Oct 1, 2019 - A Cool Day for Travel

We picked up I40 in Santa Rosa, and followed it across the panhandle of Texas to Oklahoma. The day was alternately overcast and rainy all the way to Elk City, where we spent the second night. Our first choice was a city park, but it was full, so we ended up in a privately owned RV park. At first glance it appeared to be in the low rent district, but it turned out to be pretty nice. We knew for sure we were in Oklahoma when part of the information was where to find the tornado shelter.

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Mar 26, 2019 - Fort Griffin to Elk City

We were in no hurry this morning because we had only 185 miles to travel from Fort Griffin, Texas to Elk City, Oklahoma. Marilyn decided to drive and follow me so we charged the hand-held radios and used them to communicate. It was 10:20 when we pulled away from our campsite (#2). It was a beautiful day and the road was good. However, shortly after leaving the campground we encountered a Detour of about 15 miles. We knew about this detour as it was the same one we encountered last year. (Makes you wonder about progress doesn’t it?) We...

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Apr 24, 2018 - That Was Close

We are in our 12th year of living the Full-Time RV life and in all that time I have never come close to running out of fuel. On Sunday we had fueled the truck in Coleman and had no worry because we had only 183 miles to travel today. Of course we had driven 81 miles from Coleman to reach our destination of Fort Griffin. That makes 264 miles which is about where I usually stop to fuel up. No problem, Right? When we left the Fort Camping area this morning we were in no hurry. It was 10:15 when we pulled out and headed north. We noticed a...

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Aug 31, 2017 - Day 2 - Elk City OK RV Park

Left the rest area south of Albuquerque about 0830. Google maps rerouted us. Instead of heading up I-25 to I-40, it took us on SR 60 through the really rural part of northern NM. Probably to avoid the morning commute. BEAUTIFUL drive this time of year, but shockingly poor. Mile after mile of REALLY old rvs on small plots in the middle of nowhere. Over 2 hours of driving without a gas station to be found. Thank God we had enough gas to make it to Santa Rosa to fill up. I'd do that drive again in a heartbeat. Stopped for lunch at the Denny's...

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May 7, 2017 - We're at Rolling Retreats

We were awake by 7:00 but we were in no hurry this morning, facing only a 3 ½ hour drive to Elk City. We shared the usual pot of fresh brewed coffee and then began getting ready for the road for the second day in a row. We pulled into Rolling Retreats RV Sales right at 12:40 and parked in one of the vacant sites Slade had mentioned to me. Marilyn & I worked together and soon had things set up for an overnight stay before the work began on the items making up our repair list. We had just finished setting up and I went into the bathroom to...

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Oct 5, 2016 - Elk city

We got up at 5:30 and watched the ghost pilots go up at 6:15 at the aibf. What a cool experience! By 7, they had referees that whistled the next balloon to go up and by 8, there were at least 600 balloons in the air. We were able to touch the balloons and feel the heat from the burners. We walked around the launch field and got a breakfast burrito until almost 9:30. Walked back to the camper and packed up to head home. Had to stop at the Fruit Basket that was roasting green chilies and buy 6 lbs to bring home. Made it to elk city OK to the...

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Oct 3, 2016 - Day 30, Monday Oct. 3

We started the day with a trip to UPS to mail home a package, next was a trip to a quilt store (out first in several days) then on to the "Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum." No pictures at the museum, they restrict picture taking. The museum has a recreated western town made up to represent a small town between 5 and 20 years old at the turn of the 19th century. There are beautiful life size reproductions of individual scenes depicting the Calvary, Trappers, Hunters, Native Americans, Rodeo Cowboys and Movie Cowboys. Beautiful paintings,...

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Sep 20, 2016 - Route 66 Museum

On our way to the RV park, we took a detour and went to Elk City to the Route 66 Museum. It was full of a lot of fun displays of Route 66. Our park tonight is the city park in Sayre. Large sites, with water and 50amp power. We are in slot #76 and there are at least 2 more sites. Cost: $12.

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Jun 12, 2016 - Short Move to Elk City

I was up at 5:00 this morning but Marilyn waited until 6:30 before she appeared, groggily asking “Do we have time for coffee this morning?” “Sure” I replied. We shared a pot of fresh brewed coffee before we had to begin getting ready to leave. The weather forecast called for rain and thunderstorms to begin at 10:00 AM so we wanted to get on our way as early as possible. Of course, when we are in a hurry, things do not go just right. I had a bit of a problem with lights not working properly, but a tad of tinkering with the connectors fixed...

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May 22, 2016 - Oklahoma not really OK!

Traveling West on I-40 heading into Indian Territory according to Fort Smith! Dan couldn't figure out why our gas mileage was lower than yesterday. The wind was really bad. Lovely state park near Elk City. We had been watching the weather, but became a little concerned when the ranger stopped. We asked him about the weather & he had been monitoring it, said the storm shelter was the rest room just up the hill. He said the park did have sirens, but they didn't work when the power was out! He said just keep track of things & you will be...

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Sep 30, 2015 - elk city, ok elk creek rv

driving to make time, at or age it catches up, while tired, ee mamage to keep up, the weather now iis a bit more hot& humid... SORRY ABOUT NO PHOTOS, IF YOUR A REGULAR ON OUR TRIPS YOU'VE SEEN MOST OF THIS I-40 ROUTE ANYWAY... ron & bebe

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