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Before getting out of Oklahoma City, the downpour had already started. We spent the night in a hotel in Madill, Oklahoma. As much as we love our tent, we’ll pass on setting it up and staying in it during a thunderstorm. The plan was to drive to Dallas and then south to Laredo via Austin… Read More Avoid Hurricane Patricia
We stopped by Oklahoma City before the downpour started that still hasn’t stopped. Oklahoma City was the first place I flew to as an airline pilot in 2007, and I flew there dozens of times after that, but I never made it closer to downtown than the hotels out by the airport. Today we visited… Read More Visit the Sad Part of Oklahoma City
The Tale of Norma In May 2015 we decided to buy a classic RV. She was a 1968 Newell Coach, purchased from Earl, the 82 year old former owner. Her name was Norma. She was a showgirl. We gave Norma a lot of TLC and had big plans for the ol’ girl. I wouldn’t even… Read More Tell the Tale of Norma
Ark City’s Cherokee Strip Campground gave me my first shot at a coin-operated shower. Three minutes for one dollar, payable in quarters. Extra quarters give you extra time, but how much extra time isn’t specified. My math tells me 45 seconds per quarter, but I didn’t get to test it since my extra quarter I… Read More Push Our Shower Limits
Our choice to not use major highways meant we found iola, Kansas, on our way south. We’ll likely never be able to find tourist key chains with “iola” on them, so we had to take advantage. That meant we took roughly one million pictures. Here’s a small percentage of them. Carrie and… Read More Introduce Human iola to City iola
iola is two years old, and she now has a fancy backpack and new books. We stopped to see KC, briefly. We spent the night in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Don’t misspell that one. Campgrounds seem to have lots of room for tents while the RV’s are crammed in together like sardines. We have… Read More Understand Campground Pro’s and Con’s