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Apr 24, 2014 - Roads less traveled

On the way back home today and tomorrow. Pippa is doing so good at motorhome sleeping. From Wister State park, decided to stay off interstates and see some of small town,USA . Towns like Wilburton, Mcalister, Haileyville. Pretty little places, that remind me of Mayberry, Andy, and Opie days. A simpler time for sure. Traveled through two really great rain showers. Straight down rain, not like Amarillo sideways rain. It was awesome ! Got to Norman, ok and spent the night to visit my sister, bro in law and niece. Had a nice dinner and visit...

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Nov 6, 2011 - I Lived Through An Earthquake and Didn't Even Know It!

You know you’re isolated when… …you live through an earthquake and don’t even know it. And, you find out about via Facebook when you go into town to go to church the next morning. Yes, last night, around 10:30, there was an earthquake in eastern Oklahoma (and I’m in eastern Oklahoma). Furthermore, there have been aftershocks – I found out about those from postings from friends in the Dallas area. The Dallas area felt the earthquake as well. That’s like a once in a lifetime occurrence and I missed it. I must have thought it was the wind...

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Nov 5, 2011 - The Fall Colors Get More Vibrant Every Day

I’m sitting here, to write about my day, at my campsite’s picnic table with a canopy of golden oak and hickory leaves and the dark green needles and cones of the pine above. I have Luci outside with me on a long lead, in hopes that she will go exploring and get a little bit of exercise. She is becoming even lazier than she has been in the past. I think she may be gaining weight which is almost unheard of for Luci. The park started filling yesterday, the beginning of the weekend, and newcomers continued on into the later evening hours....

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Nov 4, 2011 - Talimena Scenic Byway

I got up and packed a picnic lunch – sandwich, chips, an apple, a box of raisins and sodas. I had prepared my water bottle the night before and set it out on the outside step (it was my thermometer of sorts; if it froze, I knew that we had temps below 32 degrees and if we only had frost, our temperatures were hovering near freezing). The water was just nice and cold and we had frost melting off of the truck and the trailer. I mapped out my route – a different one to and from so I could take in different sights. I got on the road and drove...

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Nov 3, 2011 - Extended my Robbers Cave Stay

In the night, I couldn’t sleep. I started reading a Jodi Piccoult book and about 30 pages into it, I realized that I had already read this one. A friend loaned me several and I have lost track of which ones I’ve read and which ones I haven’t. This is the second book I’ve started and realized I’ve read. I slept in and got up to a cold morning. It’s hard to crawl out of a warm bed when it’s cold. I got dressed and slowly started working towards getting the trailer readied to move to Talimena State Park. I studied the map to plot my route....

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Nov 2, 2011 - A Gray Day is Good for Visiting the Nature Center

Today has been cloudy, the beacon of an upcoming storm and drop in temperature. I visited the Nature Center and Heritage Center today. It is encompassed in a building built by the CCC; it was originally the Bath House, located on the shores of Clayton Lake. I had a special interest in the Nature Center since I am going to help with the design of the Education/Nature Center of Fort Parker as one of my Park Host volunteer job. I liked the idea of the Touch/Feel Box; that would be an interesting, interchangeable item to include. They had...

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Nov 1, 2011 - A Gorgeous Fall Day

Today is one of those picture perfect days; the light breeze with temps between 68 and 72 and a “fall blue” sky. The colorful trees made driving around the park I beautiful experience. I read pamphlets about the history of the park before I started on my excursion. I have an auto-tour brochure that I read over and it determines my destinations for the day. This park was part of the Choctaw land. Oklahoma wasn’t a state during the Civil War days, but the Choctaw aligned with the Confederacy. Oklahoma became a state in November of 1907 (that...

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Oct 31, 2011 - Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Tonight I will miss having a house because I loved handing out the candy and talking to the costumed youngsters, that is, until that kids sprouting beards, no costumes and carrying pillowcases started coming. Then, it was time to turn out the lights and call it a night! I got up and decided to rearranged and work on the pantry. I need to properly attach the baskets on two shelves since they didn’t come with the proper parts. I’m tired of them flying out of the pantry when I am traveling and hit a bump. The last two trips I...

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Oct 30, 2011 - Church in Clayton followed by my trip to Robbers Cave

I don’t know it if was the fact that I started reading a book before I went to bed or that I read too much yesterday and didn’t get physically tired, but I couldn’t sleep last night. So, I read. I had downloaded The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins on my Kindle upon Katherine’s recommendation. We had read Anthem by Ann Rynd together and had liked it; she thought this series was similar, a science fiction read with a social statement. So, I started the first book of the trilogy. I read about an hour before turning out the light. Then, at 1:45...

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