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Sep 11, 2017 - Another day driving around

Sept 11, 2017 (Monday) Today was just scenery sightseeing day. I had planned to go to the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah however when I arrived it was closed on Mondays after Labor Day. It was not a wasted trip though because the drive up there was a scenic drive. I enjoyed just driving looking at the scenery. I wasn’t able to take any pictures because there were no places to stop when I would see something.

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Just Tripping Along

May 10, 2014 - Tahlequah, OK

Next stop was Tahlequah, OK to visit with Wes and Tonia. I got delivery there of my new laptop and I spent two days setting it up. Wes and Tonia are dieting so they could not join us at Sam & Ellas Pizza Palace. We ordered our Big Sloppy and ate half of it. Our diets are suffering. Since Wes and Tonia are working and we were there during the week, we only got to visit in the evenings.

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Travel 2014

Oct 14, 2013 - Chicken Creek Classic VI (a forum rally)

I had planned to stay in Coffeyville one night, then head on down to Tahlequah to enjoy a pre-rally visit with forum friends. But Friday night it poured and my new refrigerator installation created a leak. I had water all over the kitchen floor and headed instead back to Chanute Sunday so I could be there when they opened on Monday. They caulked everywhere they could and I was outta there by lunch time and immediately headed south to Tahlequah, Oklahoma where Wes and Tonia were hosting their 6th Chicken Creek Classic. Ah such clever names...

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Oct 13, 2013 - Tahlequah, OK

We had about 15 rigs join us in Tahlequah for a HitchHiker rally. It was supposed to be held at Chicken Creek Campground about 25 miles south of Tahlequah, but the goverenment shutdown closed the campground so we had to go to Plan B. The campground was nice and close to everything in Tahlequah. The only downside was that we did not have the ambiance of a campground with trees on a beautiful lake and a covered area to have our potluck. Everybody had a good time and the weather was pretty darn good. One day Harold, Debbie and I went out with...

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Travel 2013

Oct 10, 2013 - Tahlequah, OK

All 16 rigs are at the rally now. Each day we spend time socializing. Debbie invited us to dinner with her one night, along with Wes and Tonia. It was a great dinner which I really enjoyed. One day we went to lunch for BBQ at Fish's. The boys went out for coffee and donuts one morning. Wes took me, Debbie and Harold out boating on Lake Tenkiller on his brand new pontoon boat. While on the lake we saw wild goats, cormorants, blue herons and vultures. We all finally got to meet the character, Just Don. We are having a great time. Today is...

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Oct 4, 2013 - Tahlequah, OK

We were supposed to go to Chicken Creek Campground. But since is it an Army Corps of Engineers park, the stupid federal shutdown closed the campground. So the HitchHikeer rally is now going to be in a commercial campgroun in town. No facilites here. More pictures from Tahlequah soon. The first night here we had dinner in the trailer with Wes and Tonia Williams, our friends who are hosting the ralley. The next night we all went to a Mexican restraunt. Pretty bad but in the Mid-West they don't know anything about good Mexican food.

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Travel 2013

Sep 25, 2013 - Where the Red Fern Grows

We got to our campground and it was a very bare space with full utilities and some trees but nothing else. It was behind a service station which serves as a camp office. There was a very nice motorhome that had caught fire last week and burned all of the inside up. We did not get any information about how it happened. The place was very cheap so that was good. We stopped at the town of Tahlequah because of the movie, Where the Red Fern Grows. In the movie (based on a true story) a 12 year old boy orders hunting dogs through the mail and...

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Spring Trips 2013

May 29, 2013 - day with the Cherokees

Monday we moved pretty quickly across Oklahoma because of more impending bad weather. We stopped in Tulsa for the night. Yesterday we hit Route 66 again for a bit before heading to the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah. I've got some Cherokee blood and am always interesting in learning more. We, again, were asked not to take photos in the museum or cultural center but were free to use cameras in other areas. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and very proud of her heritage and family. I loved this stop! We spent the night in Van...

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May 9, 2013 - Tahlequah Project Ending

Today was our last work day at Circle of Care Children's Home in Tahlequah. We say goodbye for now to the great staff and to our fellow Nomads for this project. We have accomplished a lot in our 3 weeks of work. These are some "before" and "after" pictures of the clothing co-op. It's hard to get good photos of the remodeled bathrooms, but they look really great and should be really be comfortable and functional for those who live and visit here. Looks like the decision has been made and we are going on from here! We will take off Sunday or...

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May 6, 2013 - Monday Chapel and Indian Heritage Center

Each Monday we attend the staff chapel service in this beautiful little chapel on the grounds. The staff here are truly God's people, quietly doing His work every day. They are really remarkable. Also, this Monday was our "day off" since we had worked on Saturday. So we took the opportunity to visit the Cherokee Heritage Center here in Tahlaquah which included a replica of a native village from the 1700-early 1800s, and a museum mostly dedicated to the story of the Trail of Tears. It was all very interesting, including the fact that unlike...

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May 4, 2013 - The Legacy Event

Friday and Saturday this week were dedicated to "The Legacy Event". This is a graduation ceremony for Circle of Care students who are graduating from high school, tech school or college. It was held at a beautiful local church and was a wonderful event. Circle of Care works very hard to make this a lovely, special celebration for the students and their families. Our group's task for this event was to prepare and serve a really nice dinner for the graduates, the staff, and visitors. (about 110 people) The menu: roasted pork loin, Italian...

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May 2, 2013 - Indian Tacos, Continuing Work at Circle of Care, Boys Home Visit

It's been a busy week here in Tahlequah. It has been cold, freezing at night, 40s during the day. We have had lots of rain. I'm guessing that's how this area got to be called "green country" in Oklahoma. It is REALLY green and beautiful here. Our group has been working really hard on remodeling the bathrooms in two buildings and working on the clothing co-op. Barbara and work partner Patty have been painting, painting, painting, . . . I think you get the picture! . . .Painting trim pieces for the bathrooms and priming and painting many,...

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