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Oct 5, 2013 - day 11 sallisaw ok (rain)

due to heavy rains, we decided to stop moving on and pulled into the closest campday 11 doing the roads to get to the fun city in new awlins... pretty scenery as we leave windy, red dirt desert okla., moving onto the hilly green trees of the eastern USA... ark. our photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/110438477258823146205/Day12ToBrinkleyARK?authkey=Gv1sRgCL3F_f-jw_OWsAE our spots http://fms.ws/E7lfB/35.45893N/94.39883W where we camped : http://fms.ws/E80YL/34.91190N/91.19849W sent from our ipad sheriff ron & deputy bebe mcgehee we are...

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May 22, 2013 - Wichita Falls, TX to Sallisaw, OK

We woke up to beautiful blue skies this morning. I'll tell you, blue skies in this part of the country, this time of year are like winning the lottery! You feel very lucky. We were on the road at 8:45 and crossed the border into Oklahoma about 25 minutes later. We had a radio station on that was offering information for the tornado victims and people who wanted to donate things. Moore is right on I40, which we were on. We saw some of the devastation from the highway; trees just ripped out of the ground, a couple of buildings demolished,...

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Aug 29, 2012 - August 29, 2012 -- Red Bay, Alabama to Sallisaw, Oklahoma

August 29, 2012 – Red Bay, Alabama to Sallisaw, Oklahoma Well, I got away at 7:30 this morning so it wasn’t too much later than I intended. I wanted to get out ahead of Isaac, and I managed to do that. The weather was sunny all the way to Sallisaw where I arrived at 5:30. It was hard to believe that just a couple of hundred miles south of where I was that devastation caused by high winds and torrential rain was happening. More corn has been picked, and the cotton plants are putting out their bolls. Some fields of cotton looked liked they...

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Jun 2, 2011 - Tupelo to Sallisaw

SALLISAW/ WEST FORT SMITH KOA CAMPGROUND-SALLISAW,OK 06/02/11 We woke up about 0615 central time this morning after going to bed shortly after 9 last night. I had breakfast and Edie had coffee. Not too much to do to get ready to leave.. car was still hooked on..disconnect electricity and water. I did need to wash yesterday's bugs off the windshield. My new squeegie works good..the handle is long enough that I don't need to stand on anything. Everything was done and ready to leave by 0800. So off we went to Oklahoma. US78 in Mississippi...

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Apr 28, 2010 - Arkansas: Fort Smith - taming the old west

Fort Smith is the site of an old army fort, whose building was later followed by the railway coming through, on the Arkansas River. The area was the center of major wars between Indian bands, ignited by the government's forced moving of bands from other parts of the US. There was also a large amount of violent crime in this wild frontier area, and a large army contingent was required to help keep the newer settlers and the government's investments safe. The court was very busy, as were the US Marshalls, and much of the remaining fort...

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Apr 14, 2010 - North thru Oklahoma

Sunday we left the Canyon Lake area and headed North on Hwy 281 with a stop in Hico TX to have lunch with a long time friend. Linda Nagos met us at her shop in town and we spent an hour catching up and having lunch at a local restaurant where her daughter Gabrielle works. Hanna is away at college and Katie and her family live in the Northeast corner of OK. We continued on to an urban RV Park on the North side of Dallas/Fort Worth to spend the night. Why do we not like stay in the crowed urban parks (only 2 empty spots) with mostly long...

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Apr 7, 2010 - What not to do.....

Last night I checked the weather on the internet and found it wasn't very good. We turned on the weather channel and saw that a tornado had gone thru a trailer park in Missouri and the RV's were upside down, etc. Not a pretty sight!! Our travel software gave us 2 options. We could go north out of Oklahoma City to I-64 or we could continue on I-40 to I-81. With the weather forecasts for the northern route not looking good, we opted to stay on I-40. When we woke this morning, we heard the wind was going to be bad again. However, a cold front...

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Nov 6, 2009 - Sallisaw, Oklahoma (Sallisaw KOA)

November 6/09 Hit the road again early and drove through three states (Mississippi, Arkansas, and Oklahoma) on I-40 to Sallisaw, where we stayed last year. Photos (click images above): One quick photo of the Mississippi River as were drove over it. The second photo is from a roadside OverLook along the way Campground Notes: KOA, $37/night E-50/S/W, cable, picnic table, quiet, wifi, easy satelite setup, a casino up the road about a mile.

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Sep 29, 2009 - End of the Trail

A decent ending to the terrible 'Trail of Tears' - Tuesday, September 29 Today we drove on in to the town of Tahlequah, and we spent four hours at the Cherokee Heritage Center. We got interested in the Cherokee story when we visited the Cherokee Museum and village in Cherokee, North Carolina and this is another chapter we wanted to explore. North Carolina is where the shameful Trail of Tears began, and here in Oklahoma is where it ended. In North Carolina we saw the eastern part of the tribe, and here we met the western Cherokee. Though...

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2009 Spring 2 Fall

Apr 13, 2009 - Sallisaw / Fort Smith, Oklahoma (Sallisaw KOA)

April 13/09 We started back home leaving behind a great bunch of friends in Amarillo. I emailed Jane about Groom, Texas and the largest cross that can be seen for miles around, as well as, letting them know about the bumpy road to Oklahoma City. Jazz and Buster was bobble heads for most of the way, it was a good laugh but it got tiring fast. We took I-40 straight through to Sallisaw/Fort Smith KOA. It was weird to see forest and to be camping among the trees. It adds a different feeling. The Robins were singing and all twitterpated. It was...

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Mar 16, 2009 - Sallisaw, OK - Sunshine Again

We woke to a grey, dreary, foggy morning. We could barely see the river and decided there was no sense dilly dallying around so we got ready to go and hit the road early. We planned about 300 miles which would get us to Sallisaw, OK. Traffic was light and we finally found the sunshine just a little west of Little Rock. We pulled into the campground in Sallisaw earlier than expected so we had a relaxing afternoon. When we’re destination bound, we don’t even bother disconnecting the Jeep on overnight stops. We had plenty of leftovers so there...

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Nov 4, 2008 - Sallisaw, Oklahoma

Tuesday November 4…10:15pm We were up early this morning, and Ruth took Whiskey for a long walk while I spent some time on the internet. Once again, it’s a beautiful sunny day, although a bit windy. We drove southeast, and as we got closer to the Ozarks, there was a lot of hills to climb. Not big ones, just rolling terrain. We had only driven about 45 minutes when we saw a sign for “State Recreation Area” and it said it was one mile down a side road, so we checked it out. It was a Corps of Engineers Park. These are normally boating/camping...

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