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Aug 16, 2017 - Across Oklahoma - Toll roads and Vinita, Oklahoma

Woke up in Sayre and hit the road for somewhere close to the Missouri border. We blazed through Oklahoma City and Tulsa and I found a place in Vinita so I called and made a reservation – a 1st for us to call from the truck for a same night stay. More on Vinita... First I want to say how pretty Oklahoma is. It is very green and once you are north of Oklahoma City there are fields of crops, lots of cattle and horses grazing and some very pastoral scenes. The trees are tall and dense and we did not see many oil wells/pumpers. There are also a...

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May 9, 2014 - Vinita, OK

Fri, 09 May: A much longer day than planned... We awoke when we awoke, as good retirees should. As we were having breakfast Ray Bailey stopped by to say goodbye. He was anxious to get home so he hit the road early. We dawdled a bit, dumped our holding tanks, adding some water to the fresh water tank, and hooked up the car. We rolled our wheels at 0905 and headed east on I 40 about eighteen miles to Clinton, where we left the "super slab" for a more relaxing pace. We headed north out of Clinton on US 183 to US 60, which we took east thru...

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Oct 20, 2012 - Shunpiking

Since I44 is the Will Rogers Turnpike, a toll road, we decided to stay off as much as possible. In the old days (early 1800’s) this would be known as shunpiking, avoiding the turnpikes. Today, I’ve found that shunpiking refers to avoiding major highways for the more scenic routes so I guess we are shunpikers most of the time even in the modern definition. Route 66 in Oklahoma allows one to shunpike without losing too much time as it follows I44 and snakes back and forth over and under the interstate. We avoided the segments in Oklahoma City...

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Nov 16, 2009 - Visiting our Oklahoma friends, October 23-25

When they learned we were working our way through Nebraska and Kansas towards Oklahoma, our friends Mike and Mary Camp invited us to drop by and visit. Even offered us a place to park on their property. You may remember the Camps, whom we first met during our wonderful summer in Alaska in 2008. We reconnected in Beaux Bridge, Louisiana this spring, enjoying the Crawfish Festival and some birding, and have kept in touch. As they would soon be leaving to spend the winter in Brownsville, TX, we needed to get there before they left. They have a...

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Oct 17, 2009 - Waters Edge RV Park

We will be staying here in Vivita for just one night. We left Branson in search of some sun, and by golly we put our sunglasses on for a few minutes today. We didn't go to far because we wanted to get set up and be able to watch the Iowa Hawkeye game. So that's pretty much what we did. The park is very nice, full hookups, cable and WiFi. Each spot has their own deck with a picnic table overlooking the lake. We are right on Grand Lake, it seems to be a very big lake and popular vacation spot. We'll take off in the morning right after mass;...

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