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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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Jul 15, 2014 - Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, OK

The day finally arrived for our departure for San Diego, CA and to Kayla and Andy's wedding. Pat and Ves joined Tracy and I for the journey. We had a 20 day trip planned around the wedding. We left Memphis about 11:30am bound for Oklahoma City. We stayed at the Indian Hills Lodging at Tinker Air Force Base. After we checked in and got settled in our rooms, we found a picnic table near our rooms and had a picnic supper of Stan's homemade pimento cheese. We enjoyed a restful nights sleep on our first day on the road. Sweet...we are on the...

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Bust 'em Ruts

Jul 12, 2014 - Home Sweet Home

We left Sallisaw early in an attempt to get to Oklahoma City and get set up before the worst of the heat. Drive was uneventful and we did arrive early, but the heat came with us too. We're settled in and anxious to hook up with Rich & Karen and catch up for a while with them. We have some coach stuff to get done, and we'll be leaving for Ireland on 8/14 for my niece's wedding. Won't post much between now and then as we anticipate we won't be doing much other the mundane daily chores.

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Summer 2014 & Beyond

Jun 25, 2014 - Route 66 Texas

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Route 66 Texas We are leaving Oklahoma City (OKC) for Amarillo and more of Route 66. The first town is Elk City, OK. We crossed the Chisolm Trail for cattle drives and pioneers. We went to the National Route 66 Museum. This is supposedly the best collection of the spirit of the Mother Road. It has a theme for each of the 8 states that Route 66 covers. Connected with it is the Old Town Museum complex. It shows the progress of Western OK. There was a building for an opera house, a chapel, a doctor’s office, a rock...

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