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Oct 13, 2018 - Norman, OK - Cleveland County Fairgrounds

Our trip from Canute to Norman, OK was a short 119 miles under a good rain most of the way. There were not any pictures of the trip due to the constant rain. The passenger side windshield wiper decided to change positions and didn't do Doris much good though the driver side continued to work as designed. In addition the passenger side shade that comes down to block the sun (what sun he says) also decided to malfunction when we hit a hard entrance to a bridge. That left this accordion mechanism hanging down in front of the passenger side of...

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Apr 23, 2018 - Norman, OK - Cleveland County Fairgrounds

Our trip from Seminole to Norman, OK was a short 57 miles along mostly good highways with us arriving at the fairgrounds about 11:00 a.m. The RV park is about 75% occupied so we were able to find a spot and register in short order. We have a 50 amp full hookup back-in spot in what is essentially a blacktop parking lot. The sites are a little tight but sufficient as a place to park when visiting relatives as we did. We have great Verizon and a fairly clear shot to the satellites through a leafless tree just behind the Mothership. The week...

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Oct 13, 2016 - Norman, OK - Cleveland County Fairgrounds

It was a 283 mile trip through southern Kansas and Northern Oklahoma to Norman, OK about 20 miles south of Oklahoma City. We actually skipped the planned stop at Canton Lake up in the northern part of Oklahoma because of the bad weather forecasted - tennis size hail does not play nice with fiberglass roofs!! It was only another 2½ hours to come on into Norman a couple of days early. Since we had no reservations at Canton Lake or Norman, it worked out very well. Not many pictures after entering OK as Doris' camera broke. We think we have it...

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Aug 27, 2016 - Norman, OK

Am here to visit with my youngest grandson, Charlie Ruiter. He is a freshman at University of Oklahoma and I'm here to see that his accommodations are OK :). We had a great visit, drove extensively around the campus and then drove the 20 miles or so north to Oklahoma City and by the Oklahoma City National Memorial. Had to tell Charlie about it - he's a little young to remember (sigh). Sharon and I spent time at this memorial some years ago - a very sad tribute with all the empty chairs (with small one for the kiddies that were in the child...

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2016 Summer Trip

Aug 6, 2012 - Blessings in Disguise

After a chaotic morning in Springfield Missouri, we hit the road again in a new 2012 Honda Civic (our slight hiccup turned out to be a blown transmission/blessing from the dealership). Our new wagon rides like a dream and we blazed through the remainder of Missouri into Oklahoma. The rolling hills between Tulsa and OKC were inspiring to our moods. We did pass a few small fires and charred earth from the extreme heat and drought in the area. Lewis and Clark are feeling rejuvenated and plan on traveling through Albuquerque NM; destination Taos...

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Lewis and Clark 2012

Oct 2, 2011 - Oklahoma, Here We Come!

We left Dallas and our beautiful lake view around 2:00 this afternoon, and are on the way to Norman, Oklahoma to visit Bob's brother, Marty. We arrived in Norman around 6:00 and dropped off the trailer at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds parking lot park. They have some full hook up sites and only charge $20 per night. It's pretty basic but is fairly convenient to our relatives' house.

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Nov 4, 2010 - Moving South

Monday, November 1, 2010--O’Sage Hills State Park--Pawhuska, Oklahoma Travel day today. Now that we are down to one dog, Maggie, the basset, can ride in the back seat of the truck with June. She has a lot more room back there and is in the shade. When she had to sit up front, she was often in the sun coming through the windshield. She did pretty well. She did come between the seats and wanted to get up front a few times during the trip but we wouldn’t let her. She also spent some time in June’s lap. For her first trip she did well. I am...

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Jul 6, 2010 - Tuesday July 6 Norman Oklahoma

We left Lake Texoma and drove north on FR 377 to FR 70 to I-35 N. The entire area where we had been staying was part of the Chisholm Trail. Whenever I hear of the Chisholm Trail I think of the John Wayne movie “Chisholm”. Leave it to Hollywood. In the John Wayne movie, he played the character John Chisholm. There was a John Chisum,( spelled differently) but his ranch was in south Texas and he drove his cattle to Shrieveport. The Chisholm Trail was named for Jesse Chisholm. It was also called by other names. Lake Texoma had not yet been...

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Apr 22, 2009 - Day 2 Continued

After dancing with the Buffalo, Longhorn Steers, Elk and Prairie dogs, we were off to Norman Oklahoma, the home of Oklahoma University and the National Weather Service and National Severe Storms Laboratory, the mecca of meteorology! Matt was able to give us a great tour. The building is two years old and serves as the national headquarters for the National Weather Service, the Severe Storms Prediction Center, and Oklahoma University School of Meteorology. It is a state of the art facility. I only have two pictures to upload. I have many...

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Tornado Chasing 2009

Sep 6, 2008 - Normal in Norman

The Oklahoma Sooners of Bud Wilkinson were mythic to me, in their pristine white uniforms, red numerals, white helmets with a single crimson stripe . . . and they always, always won on Saturday. I was too young to really understand, but the images remain. Today, half a century later, I am heading to Norman with a ticket for an early season game between the top-ranked Sooners and the Cincinnati Bearcats. I arrive five hours before kickoff, and already the town is alive with fans and the smoke of barbequed meat. Frat boys race by on bicycles,...

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TRAVELS WITH FURVER

Mar 6, 2008 - Arrived in Norman, OK...storm moved south!! :)

Up early again, we were greeted with a fairly decent 41 degrees made to feel colder by the brisk breeze blowing from the north. The weather forecast for the day didn't show any improvement from last night, so we worked to break down camp rapidly so we could get up the highway. We went through our usual dog walking and breakfast routine with some haste and filled travel cups with hot coffee. Saying a fond farewell to our terrific friends and hosts Mike and Sandy, we drove off through late DFW rush hour traffic and soon were headed northbound...

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