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Jun 2, 2015 - New Truck and Fifth Wheel

Our lives have been a whirlwind since the May 6 tornado at Roadrunner RV Park in Oklahoma City. We'll be eternally grateful to Cory and Rhonda, Bryce and their friends Chris and Tonya for their help and support to put one foot in front of the other those first few days. It was an experience we never want to repeat. Most of our time has been spent working with insurance adjusters and representatives to file claims and shopping for new equipment. The claims are all settled now except the personal contents of the RV. That should happen this...

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May 24, 2015 - Home Again, Less one Bag

We've rarely had flights that went as smoothly as our return to the U.S. We think it helped being Sunday of a holiday weekend. The planes weren't that full and the weather was good. Everything was perfect until we got to Oklahoma City and, somehow, United managed to leave one of our two bags in Denver. I had spoken too soon about how smoothly everything had gone. We filed the baggage claim, hailed the airport express van, and we were home in 10 minutes. All was safe and well at the coach. All we wanted was a hot shower and an early night....

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Summer 2014 & Beyond

May 22, 2015 - Recovery Begins

Two weeks after the May 6 tornado, recovery is going well. The days have just been a blur of activity dealing with insurance representatives and trying to salvage personal contents. We are doing as well as could be expected under the circumstances. Bill did get a great report on his eye. In fact, he did not have to get another shot or have lazer treatment as was originally planned. He'll be checked again in 6 weeks to be sure no further treatment is needed. My surgery is now rescheduled for May 28. I will have three weeks healing and then...

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May 13, 2015 - OKC Tornado

As many of you already know from Facebook, our journey to Oklahoma City this time has turned into disaster. We enjoyed some time at Lake Murray on our way in and skirted severe weather there. It happened again upon our arrival in OKC. On May 6 our luck ran out. I had just learned biopsy results at 2:30 that afternoon and got a recommendation from my doctor for surgery. Cory stopped by checking on me and we were all concerned about the severe weather. He was communicating with Rhonda about staying in Norman at her office or coming on home....

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May 8, 2015 - Oklahoma City is O.K.

Oklahoma City We weren’t sure what to expect from Oklahoma City, but we brought open minds, and were ready to see what experiences this new city would offer us. As it turned out, it was the beginning of several days of really nasty weather that had us running twice to the storm shelter on the property of the RV park during tornado warnings. While we grew up in Indiana, which has its share of tornadoes, we were impressed with how far weather science has come since we lived in Seattle for 30 years. It was impressive to watch the weather...

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Apr 9, 2015 - Where the Wind Comes Whistlin' Down the Plain

“Oklahoma, where the wind comes whistlin’ down the plain” was very true to form. It was pretty much a white knuckle drive from Amarillo and we were glad to pull in for the night. We stopped on the way at the Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher, OK and were sorely disappointed. It was a large building but had nothing much about the Trail as it was really just a local museum about the town. We think they claimed it was more than that in order to get people to stop. From there we drove another 25 miles to our campground which was about 20...

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Mar 24, 2015 - Spring in Oklahoma

We got going early and didn't waste any time on the road. We wanted to make Oklahoma City before the storms. Other than a few rest stops and lunch, we kept pushing on. I kept checking the weather app to be sure we wouldn't get caught in the storm while still on the highway. We didn't. We arrived at Rockwell RV Park and got set up. We had barely finished dinner and washed the dishes when the thunderstorm hit with a vengeance. We didn't even have time to make a run for the shelter when the hail started pelting us. It passed quickly but we...

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Summer 2014 & Beyond

Mar 2, 2015 - Oklahoma City, OK

Sunday we wanted to find a church to go and worship our Lord but when we got to the local Baptist church we found it to be closed due to the weather. The roads looked clean but wet and the traffic was moving well so we set out for Oklahoma City where we now are. The most exciting things we saw along the Interstate were cars and several tractor trailers off the road still left overs from the day and night before. The weather this morning is clear but still cold with temperatures well below freezing.

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Escaping Freeseland

Feb 11, 2015 - Oklahoma National Memorial & Museum

Today we went to the museum honoring the victims,survivors, rescuers and families of The Oklahoma Bombing of April 19, 1995. It was a truly moving experience. One of the best museums I have been in. Afterwards we went to The Bricktown area for lunch at The Rib Palace. It was across the street from the baseball stadium where they had a life-size stature of Johnny Bench. Today the weather is cooling-40's. Tomorrow heading to Little Rock Area.

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Nov 8, 2014 - Joplin, MO to Oklahoma City, OK

11-8-14 Joplin, MO to Oklahoma City, OK Got up late and was ready to get coffee by 7:30AM. Julie wasn't up for going out, so I went to Panera Bread in Joplin and plotted options for the trip before we head to Colorado for Thanksgiving. I got back to the RV in time for breakfast Julie had made (potatoes, onions, and sweet potatoes topped with cheese) and toast. It was good. We had to get some things at Walmart and fuel up. By the time we were rolling out ot Joplin, it was 11:55AM. Good thing we are only going to Oklahoma City today. Was...

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Nov 4, 2014 - Beginning New Journal

We spent the month of October in Oklahoma City at the Roadrunner RV Park. Highlights of the visit included time with Cory and Rhonda, lunch with the Personnel Services retirees, and visiting with Jack and Joyce; Judy and Charlie; Fred and Lou; Jerry and Kathleen; and Lois. We also checked out the Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Museum and Affair of the Heart and managed all our medical checkups. As usual our time flew by way too fast.

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Oct 2, 2014 - Journal's End--Oklahoma City

We arrived in Oklahoma City on September 30. We'll be here for the month of October. This will be my last entry in this journal. I need to start another one to simplify having it saved to DVD annually by the company! Since our journey continues, we need to create a stopping point and a new beginning... Cory came by today with their wedding CD. It has over 230 photos taken by the professional photographer. I've included just a small sample in this entry. It was a memorable event for all of us, and the photographer did a good job of capturing...

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