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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

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 - 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 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 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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