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Sep 8, 2014 - September 8, 2014 -- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

September 8, 2014 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Today, I headed to Oklahoma City to visit the Science Museum. Unfortunately, when I got there the Museum had lost power and none of their exhibits, the planetarium or the IMAX theater were working. So, I decided to go to the Oklahoma History Center. By far, the most interesting display was a special exhibit of Chiricahua Apache-American artist Allan Houser. He was born Allan Capron Haozous. His parents were supporters of Geronimo and were incarcerated with him at Fort Sill in 1886. They were...

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Sep 6, 2014 - September 6, 2014 -- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

September 6, 2014 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma This was another day which started in an interesting way. I took Connie to the airport to catch a flight as she was going home to Iowa for a couple of months to be with her mother who is in a nursing home. It had rained hard most of the night, but it was letting up as we got to the airport – enough so that her flight shouldn’t be delayed. Since it was raining I had intended to go to the Oklahoma History Center. When I got there, they were having some kind of festival in spite of the rain. The...

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Aug 30, 2014 - California to Oklahoma - USA

Our last edition of the journal concluded on Friday 22nd August when we were in Mariposa near Yosemite National Park. We had a well earned rest day and prepared for our road trip across the country. The following day we got an early start and headed over to Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks. This is where there are Giant Sequoia trees named after two generals - The General Grant tree and the General Sherman tree. The latter being the largest (not tallest) living tree in the world, by volume. This is because of its nearly conical trunk...

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Aug 24, 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK

TINKER AFB, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—8/24-8/27 Had a good trip over- roads a bit rough- It is always so nice to pull into a military base FAM CAMP- it’s like returning home- We lived in base housing most of Ned’s career -The Air Force was good to us. It is HOT here too- plan is to stay in today and then start some sightseeing tomorrow—supposedly temperature is supposed to start going down—Heat index above 100 degrees day after day is not fun. I told Ned today this is the last time I want to travel to the Southwest. By the time we get home this...

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Aug 13, 2014 - Our Bags are Packed; we're ready to go.....

Today was a busy day. Bags are packed, Coach cleaned up, Refrig emptied of anything that won't last a month. Checked in for flights, Foxy in doggy prison; that was the most traumatic part of the day but they take such good care of her. Had dinner out since there was very little in the fridge. Ordered the airport express for transport to the airport in the morning. Joe has all the outside chores done. Alarm set........we're ready to go!!

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Aug 8, 2014 - August 8, 2014 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

August 8, 2014 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma It was a cool morning so I skipped water aerobics, picked Patsy up about 8 and we headed for OKC to the Myriad Gardens/Crystal Bridge. It has just been too hot to visit a garden these last few days, but it didn’t make it out of the 70’s until after 9. We had an hour or so to walk the Myriad Gardens before we went inside the Crystal Bridge to see the tropical plants. The Myriad Gardens are a series of gardens featuring various plants or themes. By far the best was the Children’s Garden which even had...

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Jul 31, 2014 - July 31, 2014 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

July 31, 2014 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Patsy and I met Judy Robertson and her sister Janice in OKC for lunch and a tour of the Devon Tower. That is the 52 story building that I took pictures of last week. It is 844’ tall and contains 1.8 million square feet of floor space – all of which is occupied by Devon Energy (about 2,200 employees) except one small office area which is occupied by an engineering firm which is responsible for the maintenance of the building. Devon Energy is an oil exploration and drilling company. It cost $750 million...

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Jul 29, 2014 - July 29, 2014 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

July 29, 2014 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Today I made another trip to OKC. There is a lot to see there, and I figure that I still have 2 or 3 more trips to make there before I’ve seen what I want to see. The 1st stop today was the Route 66 Park on the bank of Lake Overholser. The park has a plaza which charts the route of 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica. There are interpretative signs which highlight some of the sites in each of the states. Near the park is the Lake Overholser Bridge. It was built in 1924/25 to replace a bridge on old...

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Jul 28, 2014 - July 23-28, 2014 – Stillwater, Oklahoma and Wichita, Kansas

July 23-28, 2014 – Stillwater, Oklahoma and Wichita, Kansas It has been really hot. I’ve did water aerobics on the 23d. I met Connie, Guyla and Patsy for lunch at the Thai restaurant. Patsy brought me the mail which had been forwarded from Livingston. It was so hot that I just came home and took a nap. On the 24th, I got up early and headed for Wichita. I went shopping at Von Maur’s. I had lunch at Dillon’s and did some grocery shopping for items which I can’t get here in Stillwater. I got home mid-afternoon before the high temp was hit...

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Jul 22, 2014 - July 22, 2014 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

July 22, 2014 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Today was hot, so I opted to do museums today. The 1st stop was the American Banjo Museum. They have over 300 banjos of all shapes and sizes including one of the 1st commercial banjos produced. There were banjos from manufacturers I had never heard of. One surprise was that Gibson was quite active in making banjos. I always just think of them as guitar makers. There is a segment on the history of the banjo which traces its origin from the slave shanties through the late 1800’s to the jazz age to the...

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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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