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Apr 18, 2013 - Headed to Summer Jobs

Well, we are off again to go to our summer jobs. We left Mesa on April 1 and headed east on Interstate 40. We had planned on stopping at Gallup, NM, but it was still fairly early and we both felt like driving some more, so we ended up stopping in Albuquerque for the night. We knew we had about 3 weeks before we had to report for work, so we had time to see some sights. We planned on going to Branson and seeing some of the shows before starting our summer jobs. While we were getting set up that evening, we saw another couple that had stayed...

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C & C's Adventures

Apr 10, 2013 - Ice Scrapers in April

It was a wild weather night, one of those typical spring storms we Okies have grown accustomed to over the years. But, even for us, it's a little late in the season for these frigid temperatures. It rained heavy all night long, the winds blew the rain in sheets against the sides of the motor home, thunder rolled, lightning flashed, and hail and sleet peppered the roof. Foxy was not a happy camper and I couldn't sleep anyway so I sat up for several hours with her. The forecast had a weather warning calling for a wintry mix; winter in...

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Apr 5, 2013 - Amarillo To Oklahoma City

Today would have been my 49th wedding anniversary. Enough said. Before leaving Texas, I needed to have my car inspected. My sticker came due in February but since I was in Arizona the inspection got delayed until now. I left Amarillo a bit later than I normally would have but at least I am "legal" now. Have you ever heard the title song from the musical Oklahoma? --Oklahoma where the wind comes SCREAM'n cross the plains ( took a little license there). Well believe it! The wind was brutal on I40 today. I broke up the drive by stopping in...

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Apr 5, 2013 - On The Road (Oklahoma City, OK)

Traveling for the fourth consecutive day was not something we looked forward to, but we managed to be ready to go, and pulled out of Oasis RV Park in Amarillo, Texas right at 8:30 this morning. At least we remained in the same time zone all day today! We made one fuel stop and arrived at Twin Fountains RV Park in Oklahoma City at 2:15 this afternoon. The traffic was heavy all day but Marilyn did great following in her car. We were soon checked in and all set up in Site E-22. This is a nice long pull-through site with room for parking of the...

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Mar 21, 2013 - Rockwell RV Park

Another day another state and more wind on the beam of the motor home. Makes a fella have a goodnight's sleep tho that i can vouch for. easy set up but dinner was rather minimalist with a 40Kt wind blowing the burners. Weather appears to be moving in on us so may have to make a tactical decision one way or the other tomorrow. Looks like folks in the homeland and others to the north are getting hit pretty good. First day of spring no less. Not much else to report as not much has happened today. Cable and wifi are good if nothing else, see...

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Away we go 2013

Mar 19, 2013 - Home for a Few Weeks

With just about 250 miles, we weren't in a huge hurry to get going. Oasis is on the west side of Amarillo and we let most of the morning rush go before we hit the superslab again. The wind was a little more troublesome today and we both just wanted to get home. We minimized our stops and Foxy was a real trooper and slept most of the journey. We still had a comfortable fuel supply by the time we got to Flying J at Morgan Rd. However, it was good to see that solid sub $4.00 / gallon price. Our plan to get a wash at Blue Beacon died a quick...

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Feb 7, 2013 - Returning to Mission, TX

Thursday, Feb 7th – We got an early start. Maybe it was too early, because shortly after we left Bo and Patsy’s place, I saw a police car in my rearview mirror with his lights on. Shonda and I were deep in conversation and I had not noticed that we were going through a school zone. The policeman came up to the car and pointed out that I had gone to fast through the school zone. He asked for my license and asked where we lived and where we are going. I told him we were on our way back to Mission, TX and that we were from San Diego. The...

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Feb 6, 2013 - Vida starts trip to San Diego

Wednesday, Feb 6th – Early rise, not much sleep! Gary and Han prepare to leave with Vida on their two day trip back to San Diego. After our goodbyes we had a quick breakfast and left to go back to the nursing home to visit with Francis. I really enjoyed visiting with Francis and asking her questions about her youth and her children. She is quite a lady and a GREAT cook. Shonda and I have stopped by her house a couple of times when we were traveling to or from CA. One night we arrived at her home in OKC around 10:30 pm on our way to attend...

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Feb 5, 2013 - Bringing Vida home

Tuesday, Feb 5th – We got an early start because we wanted to bring Vida back with us to Patsy’s house tonight. When we arrived at the nursing home, we found Vida getting ready for her morning exercise. She was very excited to see us. Alzheimer is a terrible aliment. It really takes away one’s ability to see and understand what is around you and to know and remember people. For instance, Vida wanted us to meet one of her friends at the home. She called this lady over who seemed to understand a little of what was going on. After the lady...

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Feb 4, 2013 - Long Drive to Oklahoma City, OK

Monday, Feb 4th – Early morning 4 am! We departed for OKC. Stopped at McD’s for a quick breakfast and went on our way. Teca is a great traveling dog she perks up every time I say rest stop. She is always ready to go. It is minimum 12 hour drive to OKC from Mission without stopping. We arrived at Patsy & Bo’s about 6:30 pm. Gary and Han, coming all the way from San Diego, arrived about 8:30 pm. After a couple of hours of good conversation and a cup of coffee we headed for bed after a tough day of driving.

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Oct 24, 2012 - The last 4 days

The last 4 days have been a bit more low key. We spent 2 days at Hot Springs NP in Arkansas. The hot springs baths are mostly in "old" hotels in the town of Hot Springs. These are spas that date back to the 1800s. However, this is not the typical NP as we have experienced. If you want to soak in a bath, it is quite spendy and not as I had anticipated. All experiences are quite private. On the other hand, we stayed in a great NP campground with gorgeous fall color. Last evening we spent at a Corps of Engineers campground near Tahleguah,OK....

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Oct 19, 2012 - Harley and Annabelle of Erick

The cattle were quiet last night so we got a good night’s sleep. The weather has been perfect since leaving Albuquerque and it looks like it’ll be good for the next several days of traveling with the temperatures in the mid to upper 70’s during the day and cool at night. No rain in the forecast. We just missed really windy weather in Oklahoma over the past couple of days that caused a dust storm to close the interstate for awhile. We spent a little time in Shamrock this morning to see some of the sights and Roadside Attractions. The town...

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