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Jul 18, 2015 - Tulsa to New Mexico: History, Geology, and Weirdness

Tulsa to New Mexico Good bye, Tulsa. See you in another 43 years. Promise. We left RV Warrior Park at about ten. We are almost to Woodward, Oklahoma which is close to the panhandle of Oklahoma. Why does Oklahoma have a panhandle? After all that skinny strip of land, 34 miles wide and 166 miles long does look a little strange. When Texas entered the United States in 1845, it could not retain its slave state status north of the 36'30" parallel. And when Kansas entered the Union in 1854 it's southern border at the 37th parallel. That left the...

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Jan 29, 2015 - Woodward, OK

Our second driving day was pretty quiet. We landed this afternoon in Woodward, OK, which is a pretty good sized town. This campground looked very nice when we pulled in: Concrete inroads and sites, and plenty of room. But there is no cable or local TV service, and we haven't gotten our new Dish receiver set up yet. WIFI is also sketchy. I think the bandwidth just isn't enough to handle everyone here (the place is packed). Bill was able to get in, but I can't get my Mac to connect. Funny, but my iPad was able to connect, so I'm typing on it...

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Sep 16, 2010 - The Flatlands Again...

A long flat ride across Eastern Colorado, Kansas and into Oklahoma with mile after mile of corn and cattle feed lots. Made it to Dodge City, Kansas earlier than expected so thought we would get a few more miles in. Little did we know the next hotel would be in 120 miles. We celebrated Joe's birthday out for beer and barbecue and bedded down in Woodward, Oklahoma.

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West on Two Wheels

Aug 20, 2010 - Friday, Left Home and traveled to Woodward, OK (371 Miles)

Today we left for our annual camping trip. This year we’re headed to the Four Corners Region – Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. This will be the second camping trip for our 16 month old pups, Ranger and Rusty.

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Jul 18, 2009 - Heading Home

Left Eagle Nest (under protest!) and headed east. We're higher up so we'll go home on 412. Decided to take it easy and stopped in Woodward, OK for the night. Stayed at Boiling Springs State Park and had one more night of vacation. Lora missed the 2009 Photo Walk in Tulsa but decided it was well worth the sacrifice! Have tickets with Trina for Wicked! on Sunday, so have to be home for the matinee. Saw some deer and armadillos and a roiling pack of racoons playing near a stump. What a hoot!

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Jun 21, 2008 - From Natural Falls to Boiling Springs, Oklahoma

Yesterday we awoke at 4:08 AM due to a thunderstorm passing through the area. The lightning lit up the entire bedroom through the transparent skylight. The thunder was loud enough to keep our attention and we finally got out of bed around 5:30 AM. We had our morning coffee and listened to the rain on the roof. By 8:00 AM we were nearly ready to leave and we were on the road before 8:30. We drove through Tulsa and continued west on 412 to Enid where we were stopping to have lunch with Ralph & Rosalie. Ralph was one of my fellow pilots and...

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May 3, 2008 - Boiling Springs State Park

Todays drive took us out of New Mexico and into Oklahoma. We crossed the entire Oklahoma panhandle and saw an elevation change of almost 4000 feet. After just under 300 miles we ended up in Woodward, Oklahoma (population just under 5000) We are staying at a very nice state park just outside of town. So far it seems we have left the wind behind us - the weather here is close to perfect with temps in the high 70's and limited humidity. Another plus is that this campground is full of trees - I had no idea how much I missed them ( the trees,...

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Dec 12, 2005 - Major Delays... but I'm Home!

Well I finally arrived this morning around 12 a.m.... a full 24 hours after I was supposed to be home. My flight for Saturday was cancelled flying out of Leeds to Amsterdam. I was furious because the airline handled matters so poorly. I was already at the airport and had checked in (that's a whole other story on its own) and was told there would be a delay. Then, right before boarding, the little tv screen flashed flight cancelled. Over 200 people waited in line to be reticketed by... just guess how many people working the ticket counter?...

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Aug 1, 2005 - Home Sweet Home (hot showers, no geckos, no beans & rice!)

Home at last! I've had two days of hot showers, I slept in a nice, cozy bed, and I've eaten good American food! While it is so nice to be back, I must say the four weeks in Costa Rica went very fast and were, all-in-all, a wonderful opportunity. So, just to catch you up on my last few days in Costa Rica... as mentioned in my last entry I went on a Mangrove Kayak Tour. It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I don't have any good pictures of it (bummer) because I was too busy kayaking. However, there were three of us from...

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May 27, 2005 - OK, KS

Went to see my Aunt Del in Woodward, OK. I spent a lot of time at her house in the summer when we would go to my Grandmother's to visit. Her oldest daughter (my cousin, Kathy) and I were only 2 yrs apart, and we were like the Bobbsie Twins. Kathy passed away about 6 yrs ago (suddenly, at age 49 from a blood clot on the brain). I suppose this is too much family history, so I will say that we spent the day with her and had a marvelous time talking about when we were all growing up, the cousins, Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa's house and the...

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Snow Gypsies

Jun 23, 2004 - Bison!

Day 13 -- Wednesday, June 23 Waynoka, OK (Little Sahara State Park) Miles Driven: 242 Today had more adventures than we expected. We drove to the "Tallgrass Prairie Preserve" to find out what a prairie looks like. Run by the Nature Conservancy, this preserve is an effort to recreate on 38,000 acres the conditions that once existed across 14 states. There are no paved roads anywhere in the preserve; but, there were a few well-maintained dirt roads. As we drove in, we spotted two bison (buffalo). We got out our biggest telephoto lens (500mm)...

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2004 USA Road Trip



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