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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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Jun 29, 2013 - New RV & New Adventure

Purchased on 6/29 – The RV was sitting on the lot in Texas and was driven up to OKC for us to purchase. We didn’t see the RV prior to the day of closing. At closing, there was no specialist to walk us through the systems on the RV. Salesman does it in 10 minutes and has us sign off on a “we owe” sheet showing nothing, even though we noted several problems. They suggested that we take delivery, try it out for the weekend, make a complete list and they would fix it. The items noted in our initial walk at the dealer included: • flooring that...

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Jun 26, 2013 - Our Story

I will do a little background. Robert and I gave notice at our jobs at the end of July. No, we don’t have other jobs lined up. No, we don’t really know what that means long term. What it means short term is that we are no longer going to work 8-5ish and running ourselves ragged trying to keep up with the rat race. We purchased a fifth wheel. It is an Elkridge 37 Ulta. It is about 42 foot long and has four slide outs and is really quite roomy for a fifth wheel. It has 411 square feet of living space and several cargo holds underneath. Our...

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Jun 11, 2013 - Top Reasons To Visit Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City is one of the places that will bring out the life in you as the energy that the city exudes is matched to none other. To make it even better, the residents are very friendly and don't mind having visitors in their midst at any time of the year. Oklahoma City is the one place on earth where you will visit with your entire family, have maximum fun at little expense and wish that you can relocate and reside there on a permanent basis. It is urban in every way so you will not have to endure badly maintained hotels and services. If...

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Jun 2, 2013 - From St. Jude's to Oklahoma City

We started today by trying out a little place that was highly recommended by Trip Advisor and Yelp--The Blue Plate Cafe. Well worth the difficulty finding legal parking. The eggs benedict was delicious. The guys each had some sort of omelette. Plenty of good coffee, and we were ready to drive the few blocks to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, where we located the brick on the memorial wall that is dedicated to Joe's mother. We were led there by a lovely guard at the hospital, and he even took the brick off the wall so that we could get a...

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May 26, 2013 - Day 1 - DSM to OKC - Parental Discretion Advised

Well, the first day had its ups and downs, but all four cars made it to Oklahoma City, although one arrived via tow truck. More on that later. First a joke from our Friday night pre-journey abbreviated Happy Hour. What’s the difference between Frank’s paycheck and his penis? I, of course, went with size. Answer: Lot’s of women are willing to blow his paycheck. OK. We can remove the parental advisory. A second joke from Frank on our departure from Oklahoma City: Why did they used to put "Oklahoma is OK" on their license plates? Answer: They...

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May 16, 2013 - Oklahoma City

Tuesday moved on again a 1.5 hour drive to Oklahoma City where we are stopping just 2 nights. We arrived by lunchtime today which gave us time to visit some of the city, today we walked along the canal in Bricktown, loads of murals in the area, painted Bison as well. Very windy here but just as well as it is so hot would be unbearable without the wind. Along the canal we saw lots of Ducks & ducklings, as well as a stray rabbit and a bird that had fallen out of its nest. Now to find today one of the air cons is not working & we really could...

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Wandering America

May 6, 2013 - Oklahoma City National Memorial

The Memorial was incredibly moving bringing tears. It is unimaginable how beautifully peaceful this history was revealed and so chilling an event. We had to visit again at night. Plans now include Waco (David Koresh's bulldozed compound) to see where Tim McVeigh began his plans involving Terry Nichols, his service buddy.

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May 4, 2013 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

At Rockwell RV Park, a large place just off the Interstate. Not much dog walk for Yogi who has to be encouraged to return to the RV. Settle in plan to see the Oklahoma City National Memorial. Adjustment begins again to the new digs. Trying to find things.

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