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Aug 23, 2016 - Texola OK – Double D RV Park

Dang me, dang me They oughta take a rope and hang me High from the highest tree Woman, would you weep for me? The refrain from one of my favorite Roger Miller songs. Well, guess who grew up in Erick OK? For those who don’t know Roger, he was a singer, songwriter, musician and actor, best known for his honky-tonk-influenced novelty songs. His most recognized tunes included the chart-topping country/pop hits "King of the Road", "Dang Me" and "England Swings", all from the mid-1960s Nashville sound era. I have never figured out where “England...

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Retired at Last!

Nov 1, 2013 - We're On the Road Again

We had a fun visit with family and friends in Oklahoma. All our medical including Bill's first pacemaker check went well. After a little fiasco at Camping World which resulted in our getting a totally new satellite for our RV (replaced under warranty), we are on the road to Arizona. We had to spend one more night at Camping World last night since the two hour job turned into about 10 and they didn't finish the job until about noon today. We drove about 160 miles to the Oklahoma and Texas line on Highway 40. Thus, we're at an RV park in...

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Nov 8, 2011 - Still an Okie

Howdy, Well, it was a damp morning. But the rain finally stopped. It took me a while to chase parts, then repair the bike rack but it is solid now. So, once again, we didn't leave until around noon. Just one of those things! We got 199 miles under our belts and are in another PA park - Double D RV Park in Texola, OK (one mile from the TX line). Nothing fancy here but fine for a one night stay. $12 for full hookup and 50 amp. Another dot on the map. More rolling terrain, then it flattened out a bit. More prairie and less forested land. We...

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Dec 27, 2010 - Early Travel Day

Its a good thing that we did our travel prep yesterday as when we took the tire covers off our front tire on the passenger side was down to 20 pounds. I attempted to use our little car pump and it raised it to 50 pounds and then died. I drove over to Autozone and purchased a larger pump and checked there return policy! This one only took it to 60 pounds. I called Coach-Net and they said it would be at least a hour. No problem. I took the pump back to Autozone and got my money back and then hurried home. The tow truck arrived and he filled...

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Sep 26, 2010 - Oklahoma!

320 miles on I-40 across Oklahoma and through Oklahoma City took 6 hours. I quickly unhooked the car, hooked into electric and water and took off for the town I passed called Erick. That was the boyhood home of Roger Miller and there is a small museum there that pays tribute to him via displays and a nice film. I bought a CD to replace the records I had to get rid of when I left my home. I like his songs! (This was also the home of Sheb Wooley who wrote Purple People Eater and starred in High Noon and Rawhide!) The Black Kettle National...

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Apr 30, 2010 - Texola, Oklahoma.

We arrived at our next location, Double D RV Park, a little after 1:00pm and decided to go to the restaurant that is on the site. The restaurant is called “Windmill”, and it is very aptly named. I don’t think the wind ever lets up in this part of the country. We could only get up to 50 miles an hour a couple of times when we were driving into the wind. It is actually kind of scary. We saw a couple of semi trucks, out on I-40, sort of listing to the side. Not a very comforting feeling when they are passing you every few minutes. I try to...

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The Frugal Travelers

May 12, 2009 - Blowing in Oklahoma

We pulled off I-40 at Mile marker 1 on the TX/OK border and into the Double D Campground in the fog and heavy mist of a really yucky day. We were famished so headed for the cafe as soon as we pulled into the campground. We each had the BBQ sample plate which was enough food to feed a family of 4. We brought back doggies bags for dinner and/or lunch tomorrow. The fog/mist blew away as the wind came up. Weird orange light and higher winds along with storm warnings on the weather radio decided us to hit the storm shelter in the cafe about...

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Summer 2009 Travels

Apr 11, 2009 - Texola, OK - Double D RV Park

We didn't get started today until about 9:30 this morning but it was an easy drive over the back roads to Texola which is at Exit 1 of I-40 in Oklahoma, right on the Texas/Oklahoma border. Jeanne's husband, Randy, was there to see us off and it was great to see him one last time before leaving. Double D RV Park is about a quarter mile from I-40 but so far the traffic noise hasn't been bad. This exit had a sign stating there was Gas, Food and Camping at this exit. Sure enough all of them are about 100 feet apart and owned by the same owner...

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2009 Alaska

Oct 6, 2008 - Double D Campground

We are about 1 mile from the Oklahoma/Texas border. This is a nice little Mom and Pop campground except for the trucks that park in the gas station parking lot next door and run their motors. I think he is running it for the heater but wish he would leave it on instead of turning the engine on and off. We stayed two nights in this campground. The first night there were 2 other rigs but the second night there were about 10. On Tuesday we went to Erick, OK, to pick up some fuel. Erick's claim to fame is that it was the birthplace of Roger...

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Summer 2008

Nov 17, 2007 - Oklahoma....

We got up early, I ran into the store & picked up a couple of groceries & we were on the road by 9:30am. It was a beautiful sunny morning & got even warmer as the day wore on. 70+ degrees today. Nice...we traveled over 350 miles before stopping at a small (16 sites) Passport America park. There is no "it" factor, but there is fuel, a restaurant, full hook-ups & it was $11 on a Saturday night! I was so glad to finally arrive! My whole body feels like I've been on a horse for days! I don't know how our ancestors did it, for sure. Can you even...

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