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Oct 17, 2019 - ...Livin on Tulsa Time...

There was no way around it, when we left Morrilton, AR we just had to stick to the Interstate 40, the 247 miles were sometimes easy. The rest of the miles were bouncy, rough and jarring. We arrived at our hosts home in plenty of time to setup and rest and relax before dark. This stop is a Boondockers Welcome hosted stop. We’re on the south west side of Tulsa parked in the large back yard of the host! They are an awesome couple who have an acre of land with a large section in the rear yard heavily graveled, which makes it very comfortable...

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Sep 19, 2019 - Tulsa to Oklahoma City

This Land is Your Land Day 15 Today is an important day in the life of Mark as Tulsa is the home of The Woody Guthrie Museum. I'm not over keen as I find his songs quite depressing but Mark insists he is a poet. We enter the Museum and I am amazed by the range of displays. It turns out that he was not only a singer song writer, but a poet, painter and novelist. The museum stores thousands of archive materials as Guthrie was prolific in the work he produced during his life. Marcus comes across a Virtual Reality activity. We all experience...

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Sep 18, 2018 - Tulsa Oklahoma

09-18-18 Following a couple of fabulous days in St. Louis we began the journey to Tulsa Oklahoma. Al and Rose have a niece living just north of Tulsa Oklahoma, so we decided to make the journey in one day. It turned out to be a 390-mile jaunt. Once out of St Louis the traffic lightened up and the remainder of the drive was relaxing. Total time was 7.5 hours. As we drove from Missouri to Oklahoma we were watching the temperature fluctuate from 93 to 95 and finally as high as 100 degrees. I certainly was not expecting this. It's been in the...

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Grand Canyon

Jun 6, 2018 - Livin’ On Tulsa Time

A friendship established 37 years ago in a small town called Ada. An athlete, a cheerleader, and a drill team leader. One, a native; the other two transplants. A bond formed. Years pass. Different paths, separate journeys. Thirty years later, the three reunite in the small town of Ada. This reunion marks the beginning of an annual get together. Scottsdale; East Bay, California; Las Vegas; Golden, Colorado; San Antonio; Sun Valley, Idaho. This year? Back where it all began...the great state of Oklahoma. That’s right, it’s Tulsa Time! Tulsa...

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Gypsy Journey

Jan 1, 2018 - Tulsa at 8 Below - or so it felt

I arrived at the Mingo RV Park (a total misnomer - I would describe it as a place for those really, really down on their luck to live - NOT an RV park) mid afternoon on Friday the 29th. I had driven over 400 miles and as dreary and cramped and dismal as this place looked, I didn't have it in me to continue to look for somewhere else. I had chosen Tulsa as it was 8 degrees 'warmer' than Coffeyville in Kansas...which was a couple of degrees warmer than Chanute, my ultimate destination on this leg of my trip home. Chanute was going to be in...

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Oct 2, 2016 - Day 27, Friday Sept. 30

It's been a couple of very busy days. I didn't post on Friday due to internet issues and Saturday I was just plain too tired. So I will attempt to recreate Friday with this post. We started our day with a visit to Carthage, about 12 miles on route 66 north of Joplin. So glad we did, the visit to the Precious Moments Chapel, Museum and Grounds is relaxing and the grounds are absolutely beautiful. The chapel and park were designed by Samuel Butcher, the artist and creator of Precious Moments as his gift of gratitude for God's blessings in his...

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Sep 28, 2016 - Mahjong, "The Soloist"

Will be in Broken Arrow - Tulsa for two days spending time with Debra. We had a chance to chat for an hour or so before spending the afternoono playing mahjongg with two of her friends. After having dinner at a small local Italian restaurant we went to the Tulsa Central Library to hear a talk by Steve Lopez - LA Times journalist and author of The Soloist. He was a very interesting speaker on issues of metal health and homelessness which were addressed in both his book and the movie. Debra has another full day planned for tomorrow. Pretty...

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Dec 30, 2015 - the great escape

We spent much of last night consulting the Missouri Department of Transportation website, trying to figure out if it would be safe to leave. The bottom 2/3 of the Missouri map was full of red dots - the MODOT's symbol for "roads closed due to flooding." It looked like there was no way out. The 10pm news said that the rivers would not crest where we were for 24 - 36 hours. We went to bed wondering if we would wake up bobbing in the waves. The morning TV news was consumed with overhead shots of rescue squads fishing stranded people out from...

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Aug 31, 2015 - just another day. . .

The farther west we drive, the hotter it gets -- 93* in Tulsa. The KOA last night was very nice except for the trains that kept going past the campground, blowing their whistles all the way. When your satellite watch misses the satellite and doesn't update when someone moves into central time, that person is likely to wake his spouse up an hour early, insisting that it is not as early as it looks. And of course, it is pitch black outside. Sigh. A man camping next to us (going east) said that gasoline is so expensive in California ($4.00+)...

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twilight tour

Jul 17, 2015 - Living (or-reliving) on Tulsa Time

For those of you who are into maps, you are wondering why we went through Tulsa. Here’s why. After Larry was discharged from the Air Force, honorably for those who wonder, we moved to Tulsa for him to attend Spartan College of Aeronautics. We wanted to see the places we lived, his school, and just Tulsa in general. After 43 years we can report with certainty that it is all gone. I mean GONE, as if a dust storm like the 30’s came through. We searched for a few hours to find where he studied and worked. Finally, finally we found something...

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Nov 11, 2014 - Tulsa, Oklahoma

We had a very busy Veterans Day. We took Betty to the airport in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Betty stayed with us for a month, we enjoyed every minute with her. She is a beautiful lady, both inside and out. We miss her very much. Today, people all over the country will be honoring all those who have served in the United States military. On Veterans Day we owe an enormous debt to those who have devoted part of their lives — and sometimes their very lives — in service to our country. Jerry and I would like to tell you we thank God for you. We honor you...

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Sep 10, 2014 - September 10, 2014 -- Tulsa, Oklahoma

September 10, 2014 – Tulsa, Oklahoma I went to Tulsa today to see the gardens and house of the Philbrook Museum. On the way there, I finally stopped at the historic marker located near Mannford. It marks the area where the Civil War Battle of Round Mountain took place in 1861. The Philbrook Museum is located in the house of Waite and Genevieve Phillips who donated their 72 room Italianate mansion, grounds and modest art collection to the city of Tulsa in 1938. The house is an artwork in itself. It is hard to believe that someone actually...

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