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Jul 21, 2014 - July 21, 2014 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

July 21, 2014 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma This morning after water aerobics, I decided that I didn’t want to stay home so off I went to OKC. The 1st stop was at Wiley Post’s grave. He was the 1st person to fly around the world. He liked to fly at high altitudes and developed the 1st pressure suit for pilots and is credited with discovering the jet stream. He and Will Rogers were killed in a plane crash near Point Barrow in the then territory of Alaska. The next stop was the Patience S. Latting Northwest Library which is part of the OKC...

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Jul 16, 2014 - July 16, 2014 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

July 16, 2014 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Today I decided that I would head for OKC to visit some museums. It was supposed to rain so I opted for doing indoor things. Of course, it didn’t rain, but that’s the way it goes. I went to water aerobics so I didn’t get on the road until after 11. The 1st stop was the Oklahoma Fire Fighters Museum. When I was there last year, it was after they had closed for the day. This time, they were just closed. No explanation. So I went on to the next museum which was the 45th Infantry Division Museum. It is...

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Jul 15, 2014 - Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, OK

The day finally arrived for our departure for San Diego, CA and to Kayla and Andy's wedding. Pat and Ves joined Tracy and I for the journey. We had a 20 day trip planned around the wedding. We left Memphis about 11:30am bound for Oklahoma City. We stayed at the Indian Hills Lodging at Tinker Air Force Base. After we checked in and got settled in our rooms, we found a picnic table near our rooms and had a picnic supper of Stan's homemade pimento cheese. We enjoyed a restful nights sleep on our first day on the road. Sweet...we are on the...

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Bust 'em Ruts

Jul 12, 2014 - Home Sweet Home

We left Sallisaw early in an attempt to get to Oklahoma City and get set up before the worst of the heat. Drive was uneventful and we did arrive early, but the heat came with us too. We're settled in and anxious to hook up with Rich & Karen and catch up for a while with them. We have some coach stuff to get done, and we'll be leaving for Ireland on 8/14 for my niece's wedding. Won't post much between now and then as we anticipate we won't be doing much other the mundane daily chores.

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Summer 2014 & Beyond

Jun 25, 2014 - Route 66 Texas

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Route 66 Texas We are leaving Oklahoma City (OKC) for Amarillo and more of Route 66. The first town is Elk City, OK. We crossed the Chisolm Trail for cattle drives and pioneers. We went to the National Route 66 Museum. This is supposedly the best collection of the spirit of the Mother Road. It has a theme for each of the 8 states that Route 66 covers. Connected with it is the Old Town Museum complex. It shows the progress of Western OK. There was a building for an opera house, a chapel, a doctor’s office, a rock...

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Jun 24, 2014 - Oklahoma City-Stockyard, 2 Museums

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (OKC) Today we were off by 7:45 to go to the Oklahoma City Stockyard and Cattle Auction nearby. By the way they said they have lots of visitors from all over the US and the world. They only sell stock here. It is not a feed lot which is what I thought a stockyard was. The feed lot fattens and then sells the stock to a slaughter house. This was a huge lot with hundreds of pens. It was smelly but probably not as bad as a Monday when they would sell 10,000 to 15,000 head of cattle in one day even...

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Jun 23, 2014 - Route 66 Kansas and Oklahoma

Monday, June 23, 2014 Route 66 – Kansas and Oklahoma We left at 9:00 for Route 66 and Galena, Kansas. There we found Tow Mater truck that inspired the Mater truck in Cars. We also chatted with Adrian from France and Iliana from Spain who were spending three weeks driving Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles Riverton, KS had an old general store and we drove over the old Rainbow Arch Bridge. The bridge is the last of three in this style. The other two were torn down. Baxter Springs, KS. Hmm perhaps the name inspired Radiator Springs again in...

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Jun 17, 2014 - More of Tinker AFB

Smart decision, Jim. The wind gusts are up to 35mph. My friends that are traveling along I-40 went by Tinker and experienced a gust of wind that almost blew their RV off the road. My RV weighs 22,000 lbs., theirs is heavier. I took the bike of the rack and took about a 2 mile ride along a jogging trail that winds it's way through a heavily wooded area on the base. That turned out to be a very pleasant ride.

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Summer Trip 2014

Jun 16, 2014 - Tinker AFB

Arrived at Tinker AFB FAMCAMP today. This is a pit stop. The wind was so strong during the day that it was really difficult holding the RV in a straight line on the highway. It is supposed to be windier in the morning so I going to stay put on Tuesday. Not much else to report. The pond in the photos contains, catfish, large-mouth bass, rainbow and brown trout. The family camp itself is nice and very relaxing.

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Summer Trip 2014

Jun 6, 2014 - Special Visit with relatives.

I forgot to mention that while at the Oklahoma City RV park we had special visitors with James Tripp, his wife Kara, and kids Olivia and Parker. Parker just had his 1st birthday yesterday and Olivia will be 7 tomorrow. Also on top of all of that Jim and Kara celebrated their anniversary today so it has been busy for them Jim is the son of my brother, Norman, and we all got reunited last year, first via a letter I sent to Jim and then more in depth via facebook. Their kids are super cute and we look forward to their coming to CA to visit us...

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The Tripp Report

Jun 6, 2014 - Getting closer but it is never a dull day!

We didn't leave Tucumcari today until around 08:45 AM because we didn't have so far to go this day, only 370 miles. The trip went uneventful but the wind was horrible and caused really poor MPG mileage. I didn't calculate but we burned about 50 gallons in that 370 miles so using those numbers that is only 7.4 MPG....our worse so far! But....we can't have a day without some problems. At one of our stops we noticed that two holding tank drain valves were damaged....either by me hitting a curb or some debris, like a chunck of tire tread,...

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The Tripp Report

May 27, 2014 - Home Again

With all the family arrangements tidied up, it was time for me to come home so I booked my return trip. My flights were uneventful and only 2 hours late getting into Oklahoma City, thanks to bad weather in Chicago. Joe & Foxy were delighted to see me. It's been a long couple of weeks but we are all ready to move on. Mom would want it that way. Life goes on for the living.

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