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Jun 11, 2014 - Trout Fishing Lower Illinois River (at Dam)

Wednesday, June 11. Followed the camper's recommendation to fish at the Dam, just down the road from our campsite where they had stocked with trout on Tuesday, the day before. We started out fishing by the fast moving current area for an hour or so with absolutely no bites, then moved over to an area where one man was fishing and said he caught every time his line dropped in the water. You could see all of the trout just below the water surface and it was true, we dropped our line with pink, glittery power-bait and brought up a fish within...

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Jun 10, 2014 - Tenkiller Lake & Tahlequah

Tuesday, June 10. Spent touring the area, stopping at all the camp grounds located on Tenkiller Lake as we followed the road up to the city of Tahlequah. Tahlequah is where we had gone camping with the Brady's, Gonzales' and King's several years earlier and enjoyed the weekend with them; hearing their stories of many previous camping trips when the kids were younger. There were lots of nice campsites along Tenkiller Lake, but we determined that we probably would not drive back to Tenkiller to camp, as there are just as nice places closer...

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Jun 9, 2014 - Marval Family Resort - 25th Wedding Anniversary

Monday, June 9. Drove 157 miles from Durant, OK to Gore, OK, Arriving at the Marval Family Resort(population 900) at approximately 4 pm. Marval Family Resort was a nice gated community with a swimming pool, activity center (similar to Jellystone with scheduled kids activities), arcade room, bike rentals, golf cart rentals, basketball court, volleyball court and playing in the river. We set-up camp, cleaned up and went on our search for a nice restaurant to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Fin & Feather was recommended by the campsite...

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Jul 25, 2009 - Thirty Eighth Day

7/25/09: This morning we went to see the Tenkiller Dam. Nothing special. Chris got to fish in the river just below the dam. He did not catch anything. There were quite a few fly fishermen in the river. Back at the RV Park, the kids went back to the river for swimming. Even though it was really hot and humid, I got a fire going for the kids to have s'mores. Tomorrow we can sleep late because the trip to the Arkansas RV Park is a short one, so the kids can go swimming in the morning before we leave.

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Jul 24, 2009 - Thirty Seventh Day

7/24/09 BIRTHDAY! for Ryan and me. The boys were chomping at the bit this morning to get to the river (about 100 yards from our site) for swimming and fishing. This section of the river is about 15 yards wide. The Tenkiller dam about 5 miles upriver occasionally dumps water sending a rush of water and current through this spot. It was yesterday afternoon, but this morning the current is slow and the level is down. Muffin went swimming too and is having a ball. She walks along the rocky bank looking for fish. When I noticed about 30 large...

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Jul 23, 2009 - Thirty Sixth Day

7/23/09 After leaving Oklahoma City, the scenery changed again. It went from flat and very little vegetation, other than vast sugar cane fields, to rolling hills covered with trees. This is more like the eastern part of the US. We got to Gore, OK, a really small town 6 miles off I 40, and arrived at the Marval RV Resort. The escort to our site took us by the Southern Illinois river frontage and the boys went crazy. Swimming and fishing went dancing though their heads. There are a lot of cabins along the river (1/2 mile frontage) and a lot...

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Apr 1, 2008 - Chicken Creek, Gore, OK

We left Steve and Patti and headed to Oklahoma to camp with Wes and Tonia Williams. While we had not met them before, we felt we knew them. Wes is on the HitchHiker Forum like I am and we had email chatted. Wes wanted my King Pin Stabilizer, which I no longer use since I put Big Foot Levers on my trailer. Wes made arrangements for us to camp at Chicken Creek Corps of Engineers campground. Wes ended up changing our campsites since they were under water from a lot of rainfall filling the lake to excess capacity. Wes and Tonia showed us around...

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