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May 18, 2015 - Skipping ahead and around

Hmmmm....it's going to take awhile to upload photos and get caught up so I will skip ahead and back fill later. We are still skipping around bad weather... We had planned to camp in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area but the sky is very threatening and many of the lakeside sites are under water...the tables and barbecues are 30 yds into the lake. Severe weather expected tonight and tomorrow. Two weeks ago the lake was at a historic low. Now it is 4 ft above normal. So we drove on to Shawnee, OK. Very muggy and sticky. Showers tonight...

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Mar 28, 2014 - Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center

This morning we departed the Winstar Casino RV Park under bright sunny skies as we continued north up I-35 and then a little east to Shawnee, Oklahoma. We are staying in the nearly empty RV park of the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center. They have several hundred sites around their facility and we tried our best to find a place to pay to no avail. Maybe someone will come by before we leave in the morning. I asked around, but no one has that information. Oh well. Basic gravel sites with full hookups on gravel is just fine for an overnighter. We...

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Dream On

Aug 31, 2013 - Shawnee, OK

Hello everyone I know I haven't written in awhile but we have just been having so much fun. we left Council Bluff, Iowa and traveled to Topeka, Kansas where we had some work done on RV (Plugs and Wires) then on down to Wichita, Kansas for a visit with Ken and Jan Steinhoff friends from Texas. We played golf had a few beers and told war stories. Stayed at a State Park Cheney SP located on a Lake just west of Wichita. We had a great time with Ken and Jan but had to move on to Oklahoma just outside Oklahoma City. Last night we enjoyed a great...

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Feb 14, 2013 - Feb 14, 2013

Well we didn't seem to get too far today but we did burn a tank of gas. We stopped to do some shopping in Longview before leaving and then headed to Paris where we crossed the border in Ok. We wanted to miss the bigger cities but still get closer to #35 so we got lazy and relied on the GPS to set our route. Thank goodness it was a beautiful day 65 and no rain because the roads it took us on would not have been my choice. They were all paved roads but out in the middle of bush and hills. All options fastest and shortest were the same and it...

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D Brenner Tours

Oct 14, 2012 - Winds of change

We bid adieau to Amarillo and drove into the rising sun. A really bright sun and not a single cloud to be seen. For the first two hours east it was difficult to see driving. And as the sun rose so did the wind speeds. According to the NWS winds were 25 gusting to 35 and as opposed to yesterday these were crosswinds. Driving a 30 foot sail in these gusts is no picnic. We would make stops occasionally just to rest the arms and nerves. The fall colors are just starting to be displayed, a tease of what's coming as we head toward the deciduous...

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Sep 29, 2012 - What the CoCo Locomoto has been up to in the past 2 weeks

Since I last posted, we have had a busy 2 weeks. From Independence, MO we headed southeast to Sedalia. The countryside is beautiful and very green with some rains they have had this fall but most of the corn crop has been lost and what is there is short. Many farmers have just tilled it under or left it in the fields for now. Much of it has turned black which we have been told is mold and where it has been windy, only the stocks remain. Such a tragedy since much of the area is planted in corn. The soybeans seem to have fared better and are...

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Oct 18, 2011 - 17th entry

Now that we’re back in the lower 48 (Shawnee, Oklahoma) this will probably be my last journal; however, I have a few more pictures I wanted you to see. The McKinley Village Lodge where I worked was set back from the road and down between the Nenana River and some mountains. John and I drove up to the top of one of the mountains to take these pictures of the “Village”. Two of the women who work in the gift shop actually live on this mountain (year round). This is the crew from the front desk that I worked with. The young man in the front,...

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May 3, 2010 - We're on pins and needles

Our checkout time is 11 AM. The fuel pump was in Tulsa on Saturday and will be delivered to the repair facility by truck. When? We don't know - if it's in the morning we'll be out of town in the afternoon. If it's delivered in the after noon, maybe yes, maybe no. The phone rang close to 10 - the good news that the part was delivered. The bad news was that since it was late in the morning they wouldn't have a mechanic to work on it until after lunch. We took the positive approach, checked out of the motel, then drove out and loaded our...

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Southwest Express

Oct 9, 2008 - Shawnee, Ok

We drove from Tucumari, NM to Shawnee, OK today and spent the night at a Walmart. It was a long drive but a nice drive, no mountains or drop offs. It was pretty straight. We did some shopping at Walmart, had a simple supper and relaxed. The evening had a pretty sunset. Only one other RVer and five truckers stopped for the night. Note: Today is one year Ted quit smoking (due to pneumonia). A milestone in itself.

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Oct 5, 2008 - Wally Camping

This Wall*Mart is a bit hard to find. The entrance ramp to I-40 West and the Frontage Road to the Mall are the same. Our GPS couldn't articulate that and we did a little sightseeing. We did find a casino north of the interstate that we could have stayed at but we wanted to do some grocery shopping so persisted and found the Wallyworld. The people were really nice and pointed out where we should stay. The best thing was that the Murphy Oil Gas Station had diesel at a good price and it was an easy in and out. We slept well and fueled up and...

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Summer 2008



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