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Sep 17, 2013 - Albuquerque, NM to Oklahoma City, OK

(Sandi writing) We accomplished one of our goals today...get through New Mexico, Texas and into Oklahoma as fast as we could! We encountered fog leaving Albuquerque with the visibility at times down to a quarter of a mile. It wasn't until we entered Oklahoma that we got caught in a huge rain storm. Ron and I cannot remember when we ever drove through such hard and heavy rain. About the time we got off the freeway, the weather improved, so we got back onto I-40 and continued on. With black skies all around us, we are here in our motel room...

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Sep 15, 2013 - Oklahoma City OK

We were slow to get moving today because, well, there was no need to do otherwise. We left about 11:00 and headed about 30 minutes north to the town of Guthrie. Guthrie was the original territorial capital of Oklahoma so at one point it was the boomingest (a new word?) town in the state. However when OKC was made the capital in 1910 the city of Guthrie kind of froze in time. The net result is that the town now is the largest continuous district on the National Register of Historic Places. The most impressive is the downtown area and its red...

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Sep 14, 2013 - Oklahoma City OK

We kind of flip-flopped our plans for today and decided to stay in OKC for the day before we headed to dinner with Michele’s brother. We left the campground about 10:30 and headed into downtown to see the OKC National Memorial at the site of the Oklahoma City bombing. The site has a couple areas, dedicated to different aspects of the incident. There are walls at each end of the site that marks the entrances to the memorial that they call “The Gates of Time”. Each has a time etched into - 9:01 to mark the minute before the blast when...

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Sep 13, 2013 - Oklahoma City OK

Happy Friday the 13th. The trip from Pawhuska took us back through beautiful Bartlesville then south about an hour through Tulsa, and then southwest to our home for a couple days in Oklahoma City. The less than 3 hour trip was very easy over mostly good roads with only a little rain just before we got into OKC. We got set up at the Twin Fountains RV Park and since we were hungry and our provisions were low, we opted to get some lunch, take something back to WalMart, continue our search for a bulb for the RV (finally got it!) then to do our...

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Sep 13, 2013 - Oklahoma City, OK

On 9/11 we went back to Old Town. Just a quaint place to walk around and window shop. Then we did what Chuck wanted to do-visit the Snake Museum. As much as I don't like snakes the museum was interesting. Many, many live poisonous snakes all safely behind glass. There were several very informative videos about snakes. So I learned something, but still don't like snakes. Stopped at the casino a while that eve. 9/12 we drove from Albuquerque NM to Amarillo, TX. Had a little rain, but not enough to really bother us. Ate at a very touristy trap...

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Sep 5, 2013 - Hannah Fly to Ireland

Well, it's time to take to the skies and wing my way to old Ireland. It's not quite so hectic or traumatic when we're not both heading off together. Foxy still has a few weeks reprieve from doggy prison since Joe won't join me until later in the month. He'll be saddled with the traumatic chore of putting her in the kennel. Oh, the stress of being a pet-lover and having a spoiled canine lady in the family. Joe dropped me at the airport and the check-in process went smooth as silk. We invested in the new Windows Surface Pro Tablets(we each...

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Aug 31, 2013 - Memorial and Cowboys and Indians

OK, I did forget to mention yesterday that we went through Checotah, OK yesterday and stopped and had tea with Carrie.................Underwood you know. Cute young lady. That was about the only city we saw between the line and Oklahoma City. Did the tourist thing today by heading downtown and seeing the Memorial, very moving place, and going into Brickworks, an upscale district in old Oklahoma City. Chickasaw Baseball Park with Mickey Mantle Plaza was there, along with Mickey Mantle Restaurant and Micky Mantle Wine shop. We ate lunch at...

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Gambling and Nature

Aug 30, 2013 - Oklahoma City

Busy long day. Wound up driving almost to Ft Smith Arkansas to get slide out fixed, but good people and it is tight now. Oklahoma is not much to drive through, at least the East half. Saw dead armadillos and skunks, lots of unused pasture land, some, not many, cows, and six donkeys. Yes really enjoyed the drive. Got to Oklahoma City about 5:15, 101 degrees, and set up, turned the air conditioners on and left. Hot, hot, hot. Tourists tomorrow.

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Gambling and Nature

Aug 18, 2013 - "Home" for a While

We're like old barn horses; once the barn is in sight, we just gallop. We topped up our fuel at Flying J and ran the rig through Blue Beacon to get the big dirt off. The next stop was Rockwell RV Park and our home for the next several weeks. It feels good to be 'home' although it is very toasty here; we're not used to the mercury in the mid 90's. Welcome to Oklahoma in August. We spent some time with Rich & Karen and it was great to catch up with them again; it's been too long. Life is going to be quiet for the next few weeks as we get...

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Aug 16, 2013 - Oklahoma City, OK

Had a nice drive into Oklahoma. Pulled into camp around 2pm. Ed took a drive out and got some corn (still not sweet Jersey corn ) but it was good, along with the grilled burgers. Kids did some more homework and we took a family walk around the camp's nature trail. Saturday, we headed into Oklahoma City. We figured it would not be crowded on a weekend. We pulled onto the downtown streets at about 1100 am and thought it was a ghost town. We were basically the only car on the streets. We parked on the street near the Oklahoma City National...

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Jul 30, 2013 - Oklahoma City, OK - just a stop

Today was the first pretty long day we've had in awhile (>360 miles)....the first of 3 in a row. As we left Arkansas and the beautiful wooded mountains, we found ourselves gradually descending to more flat farmland in Oklahoma. Though equally as beautiful....we realized we'd arrived at the "plains" from the east side of the country. What we discovered late in the day is that we were off of winding mountains, but the roads are taking us up and down through some significant altitudes. HOT overnight again tonight....AC on through the...

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Jul 23, 2013 - July 23, 2013 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

July 23, 2013 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma This morning Guyla had a doctor’s appointment. When she got home, she called to let me know. I picked her up, and we set off for Oklahoma City to pick Connie up at the airport. We left here about 1. Connie’s plane was supposed to get in at 6:35 so we had time to go to a museum before we picked her up. There are several gardens in OKC, but it was just too hot to be outside so we opted for a museum. We decided on the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum – formerly called the Cowboy Hall of Fame....

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