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Oct 13, 2013 - Hinton, Oklahoma

Depart: Memphis Arrive: Hinton, Oklahoma Campground: Red Rock Canyon State Park Today was one of those days that we don't like to have on the road but they must happen once in awhile. We wanted to make it through Oklahoma City today, Sunday. We drove through Oklahoma City a couple of years ago and it has been the worst city we have even driven through, skinny lanes, too much traffic, etc. so getting through on a Sunday was the plan. It was raining which was not fun but we made it through, but then when we went to check into the campground...

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Nov 20, 2011 - Red Rock Canyon State Park, OK

I have some time to catch up on so here are my entries as I wrote them while enjoying time in a state park in Oklahoma. I had no Internet coverage there. Thursday, Nov. 17 Set off after a shower at the RV Park; I get a later start than I usually want to but everything seems to take longer to do. Maybe I’m not in a routine yet? The winds today were strong, the temps moderate. The driving hard..going through Oklahoma City was a little scary with changing lanes; most drivers have been very considerate and given me the space I think I needed...

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Sep 20, 2011 - Lazy Dazers Rally at Red Rock Canyon State Park

TUESDAY This morning I was up at 6:00 so I could visit with Bill and Lillie a little while before Bill left for work. I was on the road by 8:45 and arrived at the 310-acre Red Rock Canyon State Park around 1:30. We are staying in the California Road Campground at the end of the road, so it is very quiet. Before the mid-1800s, Plains Indians used the canyon as a winter camp because wild game and water were plentiful and the canyon walls provided some protection from the wind. The canyon became a landmark on the California Road during the...

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May 11, 2011 - Palo Duro Canyon, Texas

5/10/11 Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas I am camping next to a fork of the Red River in the bottom of a canyon. (Prairie Dog Town Fork) The surrounding cliffs display 250 million years of history, layer upon layer. It is a panorama of magnificent color. This evening as I walked down to the stream, two white tail deer walked out. Not wanting my dog to spoil the mood, I clipped on his leash and returned to the camp. While telling my husband about the deer, a coyote walked across the road. Wild turkeys stroll around the campground. What a...

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Spring Sojourn 2011

May 9, 2011 - Red Rock Canyon State Park, Hinton, OK

We have pulled into a small campground in Oklahoma. This has been our longest leg so far. We went 388 miles with the wind really buffeting us around. We saw our gas mileage go from an average of 7 mpg to 5.6 mpg. That is quite a jump when gas is approaching $4.oo/gallon. We had figured that in Florida, without towing a car, we get a whopping 8 mpg. That is pretty good considering we are driving around our home. This is a charming spot in a canyon that is the middle of the prairie. The Indians used this as a winter camp to escape the cold...

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Spring Sojourn 2011

Jun 25, 2008 - Red Rock Canyon State Park Hinton, OK 6/16 - 6/18/08

Ok partners, we’ll meet at Red Rock Canyon. Red Rock Canyon in just outside of Hinton, Oklahoma. Red Rock Canyon was a stop over for settlers headed west on the California Road. The California Road was the southern route for pioneers to get to California. The California Road has been lost to time and history, but actually was traveled by more then 100,000 settlers then the better known Oregon trail which was used by only 70,000 settlers. You can still see the ruts cut into the soft sandstone by the settlers wagon wheels. There is a free...

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Oct 2, 2006 - El Reno, Oklahoma

Monday, October 2, we arrived about 3:30 pm at Hensley's RV Park in El Reno, Oklahoma. It was a windy day and wind and motor homes are not good friends. It takes more attention while driving. El Reno is just west of Oklahoma City. The campground was behind the Best Western Motel and we had to check in at the motel. This campground was small, nice landscaping but the parking spaces were very close together. We had dinner at Montana Mike's and decided it was like the Longhorn Restaurant in Liberty but felt the food was not as good as...

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