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Sep 25, 2019 - Good weather until Oklahoma

Got up Tuesday and got on the road. I don't think it got out of the 70's at night and the humidity was high. It was like walking into a sauna when came out. We came on down I35 and crossed the Kansas and Oklahoma border. We made it all the way thru Oklahoma City. As we got closer to Thackerville we started to see clouds building in the west. As it started to get darker we hit a few rain showers. About 10 miles before we got to Thackerville we ran thru another rain shower. Just as we were coming out of it. One of the wiper blades just blew...

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Apr 9, 2019 - Start of the journey and plans change!

We got a head start on the day. Normally it is 9:00 before start getting things rounded up. After we turned in the phone and computer to the office at 8:30am and were met back at the trailer by Mike and Carrol to see us off. We had already loaded the chairs and grill the evening before. So all we liked doing was disconnecting the utilities and hooking up the truck to the trailer. With it being the first time since December the process included the 20 walk-arounds checking to make sure that we didn't forget something. It is never a good...

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Sep 4, 2018 - Thackerville, Oklahoma

We had a great nights sleep and were on the road again early this morning. We drove about 220 miles and stopped in Thackerville, Oklahoma. We wanted to see the world’s largest casino, the WinStar. It has the most square feet of slot machines in the world. They also have a wonderful campground, if you go and sign in with a player’s card, they give you the first night free, even if you don’t play a dime. Not a bad deal! The WinStar RV park has 200 spaces and offers a shuttle service to the casino for all guest in the RV Park. It is a fabulous...

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Jun 12, 2018 - Oklahoma and HOME

Made our way to Thackerville, Oklahoma on Sunday, where we stayed at the WinStar RV Park Resort. We have been here a few times before. It is right at the Oklahoma/Texas border. We planned to play their golf course but it was too hot and expensive too!! Tried our luck at the casino where we won some money, lost it, won it back!!! Original plan was to leave Wed morning and go half way to home, but we got up this morning and said, "Let's go Home", and so we hit the road around 10:00 with about a 6 hr. drive ahead. What a trip this has been...

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Mar 27, 2018 - The day started out warm and dry, it ended cool and wet

Our plans were to get on the road around 9:00 and try to get as far as we can to miss the cold front. The front is suppose to cause rain and thunderstorms. The weather was windy and in the 70's with clouds. We started to get the trailer ready to hook up to the truck. It took us about twice as long because it being our first move in three months and also making sure we don't forget a step in getting the trailer ready. Still trying to figure out the automatic leveling system. Well by 10:30 we were on the road. We checked the weather and the...

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Nov 16, 2017 - Financial visit at Winstar

We had a good night and got back on the road. There just happened to be a Sonic in Winfield, Kansas. There is another thing you don't find up North and that is a Whataburger. We have missed them. Not that there isn't hamburgers up there. There is but they aren't the same. So back to Sonic. We stopped and got some breakfast and then headed South. On our rest stops we looked up some more geocaches. We found 4 in all. One was a difficulty 5. It took us a bit to find it but Karen grabbed it and we signed the log. We got a few scratches and...

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Oct 31, 2017 - Carthage, MO to Thackerville, OK

We left Carthage, Missouri with all of us in high spirits this morning. Bob & Janet led the way with Denny & Jackie acting as tail gunners while Marilyn & I drove along in the rocking chair position. The highway was smooth and traffic was light until we left the turnpike and started south on Hwy 69. The net four hours were spent bouncing over the washboard surface Oklahoma calls a highway. We stopped for fuel at a Love’s truck stop near Eufaula, Oklahoma and crossed into Texas a bit after 1:00 PM. I played some country music including the...

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Sep 24, 2017 - Winstar Casino

Normally I love coming to the Winstar rv park and casino, but maybe we stayed a little too long!! Long enough to win money, put money back in and so on!! This cycle ended with putting money back in and it stayed there!! We also love the golf course here. We didn't play, but we hit balls, putted and chipped. It was the first time for me to do some serious practice since my rotator cuff surgery last December. Was worried about my shoulder, but it felt pretty good. Next time I will play a game for sure!! After staying 3 nights in Oklahoma, we...

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Mar 27, 2017 - First day of our journey

Our journey north started today. We had already packed the outside things up like the chairs, BBQ grill and the satellite dish the day before. This morning all we had to do was disconnect the water, sewer and electric. Then we backed the truck under the trailer and hooked up. Since it had been a while since we moved we checked everything at least twice to make sure we didn't forget anything. There is just something about going down the road with a trail of sparks or the trailer not behind you that kinda ruins the day. LOL We pulled out...

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Oct 6, 2016 - A stop at Winstar

We stayed ahead of the storms and crossed into Oklahoma. Our destination today was to make it to the Winstar casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Karen is going to meet us there and we will stay at the Winstar RV park. Last March on our way to Montana we stopped here and visited the casino before we continued North. At that time we stayed at the Red River RV Resort across the interstate park. It is a nice rv park and not to far from the casino. At the casino you can get a players card and if you use it in the slot machines that you play then...

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Mar 20, 2016 - A visit to the Casino

The next morning we got up and headed back to the casino with a new game plan. Lyddia and Karen found their groove on the Meltdown and Yardbirds machines. They did alot better but there was still a need of supervision from time to time. We all had a good time and came out even or a little ahead. Although there were times when we should have cashed out and walked away but that little voice kept saying "just one more time". I guess we were in the casino for 5 or 6 hours and coming out even is pretty good for a day of entertainment. We got...

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Oct 31, 2015 - Halloween

There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune: go there with a large one. ~Jack Yelton For Halloween, I went to London, Beijing, Madrid, Cairo, Paris, Vienna, Rome and New York! Yes, I've been to all eight of those cities but that's not where I just went. In this tiny town where I'm staying (Thackerville, Oklahoma, population 404), the only attraction is the casino, Winstar World. Those 8 place names are eight sections of their gambling floor. With a recent expansion, the Winstar World just became the largest...

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