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Oct 9, 2012 - Day 102

We left the Oasis RV Resort this morning, driving about 1.5 miles to take some pictures of Cadillac Ranch, a farm field where several Cadillacs have been planted, nose down in the ground. We then got back on I-40 and proceeded to Oklahoma City to see a friend of ours. Staying at the Rockwell RV Park where we have stayed several times before. Again, another nice day for travelling.

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Oct 8, 2012 - Road through Oklahoma

In the morning we drove up to the dam to see the overlook at the locks and see out campground in the distance. We also drove past the "Trail of Tears" sign. "At the beginning of the 1830s, nearly 125,000 Native Americans lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida--land their ancestors had occupied and cultivated for generations. By the end of the decade, very few natives remained anywhere in the southeastern United States. Working on behalf of white settlers who wanted to grow cotton on the...

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Sep 30, 2012 - Gaylord Pickens and Oklahoma Memorial

Yesterday it rained all day. We took it easy, but went downtown to the Gaylord Pickens heritage museum, as we had free tickets, thanks to Connie's e mail. The location was the home office building of Mid Continent Life Ins. and the Pickens is Boone Pickens. It's a different place, beautiful building and info on Oklahomans, including Boone Pickens, Will Rogers, Wiley Post, etc. A wedding was taking place after the building closed, so we saw people setting up and could imagine why it would be a beautiful setting for a wedding. The gift shop...

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Summer 2012

Sep 29, 2012 - Miami, OK to Oklahoma City

Miami, Oklahoma to Oklahoma City today. A very interesting section of the Route. Most noteworthy was the original nine foot wide paved section south of Miami and an Ozark Trail monument. Passed another foresaken drive-in theater south of Sapulpa, OK which is near a WPA bridge, still in use by the locals. We had to stop in Claremore to visit a magnificent gun museum which boasts a 10,000 gun, 100 million dollar collection. Stopped for lunch at Talleys Cafe and visited with Keith's cousin Doug who lives nearby. On the outskirts of Oklahoma...

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Sep 28, 2012 - Nobama beer and Guthrie

We came to Oklahoma city yesterday in the rain. Today our first stop was the liquor store to purchase nobama beer, a locally brewed beer that can only be sold in Oklahoma. Then we drove to Guthrie, the first territorial Capitol. The town has the largest contiguous urban historic district on the national register, about 400 blocks and we took a trolley tour that provided history and showed many homes and buildings built in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Guthrie was the site of the great land run on 4/22/1889 when the town grew to 10,000...

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Summer 2012

Sep 28, 2012 - Let's Hit the Road

We have the new truck and I am ready to move on. It has rained every day and Dick is afraid the standing water will get the truck dirty. Good luck with that. Today when we went to see it at the hitch place there were two birds sitting on the front fender eating dead bugs off the grill. I had the camera out today and I noticed that there's a basket ball hoop in the entrance Driveway. The buffalo are protected by a two layer fence. The old trucks we hear between 5-7 am every day are oil field welders, drill hands. There a group here from...

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Sep 28, 2012 - Capital - Oklahoma City, OK 2012

On November 16, 1907, it was officially the 46th state of the Union. Based largely on the proposition of striking it rich through oil, Oklahoma grew exponentially in its early years. The Oklahoma State Capitol is composed primarily of white limestone and Oklahoma pink granite.[5] However, the building's dome is made of steel-reinforced concrete and reinforced plaster casts. In the Rotunda is displayed Chickasaw artist Mike Larsen's mural Flight of Spirit, honoring the Five Moons. My favorite is the 20th-century Native American ballerinas...

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Sep 27, 2012 - Rain, Hail, and Wind

Last night it rained, we had 40 mile an hour wind, and hail in places. Saw some pinged cars. Dick says it rained so hard the buffalo had on life jackets. Spend the day emptying the truck. It was like those hidden object games. Why do we have 3 sets of trivial pursuit cards in the console? There were 8 pairs of sunglasses, three were broken. Napkins from from nine fast food restaurants, three blankets, including a quilt that was used on my daughters bed in 1979. Four road atlas's and ten reusable grocery bags that we never remember to take...

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Sep 26, 2012 - Write a Check

The bottom line is we bought a new truck. To make it right was to much and too big a risk. The new one is maroon, it's loaded has a new up graded hitch. Dick is happy me not so much since I am the family accountant. We have seen nothing of the city but we will tomorrow.

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Sep 25, 2012 - Let the Wind Blow

We were on the road by 11am yesterday. The truck was running good heading west into the wind. Dick fought it all day long. There was an invisible ink book of "Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader" and we were playing against one another when the ABS light came on. Now I am familiar with this one because of my old Cavilier. It had to be reset all the time. Dick was not so sure. So he called the Ford place and they said we would be fine but take it in to make sure. This has become the nation wide tour of Ford dealerships. When we crossed the...

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Sep 15, 2012 - Travel day - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

SO HAPPY TO BE AWAY FROM THE AWFUL PARK!!!! The sky was overcast but the winds were mild and just a little mist for a while but we would have traveled in anything to get away from where we spent the night. Arrived at Roadrunner RV Park in Oklahoma City and was so happy to be in a place that was maintained, had grass, cement parking pad and nice clean people in the office. All it takes is one night in a bad park to make us appreciate a decent park. Have fun and stay safe. God bless Ken and Fran

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Sep 1, 2012 - September 1, 2012 – Oklahoma City, Yukon, El Reno, Kingfisher, Guthrie and Edmond, Oklahoma

September 1, 2012 – Oklahoma City, Yukon, El Reno, Kingfisher, Guthrie and Edmond, Oklahoma This morning I started out by visiting Bricktown in OKC. It was a dilapidated area of OKC which is in the process of being reclaimed. There are some really nice townhouses that have been built for yuppie type folks and the OKC minor league baseball team has their stadium there. There are restaurants and clubs in the area so that it is an entertainment area for OKC. The 1st thing on the agenda was a statue of Mickey Mantle who was from Oklahoma. His...

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