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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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Oct 17, 2012 - Lost In The RV Park

I was up early but Mary slept in a little late then spent the rest of the morning with house work while I cleaned a couple of million bugs off the front of the coach. For lunch we drove 25 miles south too The Riverwind Casino in Norman, Ok. for a buffet lunch and a couple of hours of prosperous gambling. Once again Mary got a very short nap in before heading back to Bingo City. The wind hasn't given up a bit and my sinuses feel it. With a little help from Lily Mary made it to bingo where she did win and got back home again ok but got lost...

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Oct 16, 2012 - A Lot Of Almost, But No Wins

Another 250 mile drive today to Oklahoma City, winds were calm when we left but about half way to Oklahoma City we picked up at least a 25MPH cross wind. It was shortly after 1PM when we pulled into the Rockwell RV Park so we heated up one of our leftover orders of baby back ribs, not only was one order enough for the two of us but they were absolutely delicious. After Mary took a quick nap I took her to Bingo City for four hours of bingo, a lot of almost, but no wins.

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Oct 15, 2012 - Oklahoma City

Tinker AFB, in Oklahoma City, has a FamCamp and that's where we went. We arrived to find it almost full - only two spaces available and the manager didn't think we'd fit in either one. Clark finally talked her into letting us try the one which didn't have a utility pole at the back. We unhitched the trailer and fit our 40' motor home in the 34.5' pad, no problem, with only minor overhang on the back. Whoever designed this facility was not an RVer. The street is only wide enough to drive through. There is no allowance for the space it takes...

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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

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