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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Moving to Grove Oklahoma, run into more Rv'ing friends and saving lotsa money, what a life!

Where are we today ?
        We are up early as usual, coffees, computing, walkabouts and we are all secured then hit the road at 8:40 am after saying good bye (see ya later) to our friends Rob and Pat. Mostly an overcast drizzly day until about noon. Good travel day stopping at most the rest areas to get out and stretch. Sure helps our backs. Total today was 281 miles .
281 miles today
        We stopped at the Flying J in Joplin Missouri to fuel up and love the GAS prices $2.69.9 a gallon, but with our Flying J Card $2.67.9 a gallon (that equals .70.9 cents a litre, back home in Canada ! $1.20.5 cents a litre). $4.55 a US gallon in Canada.  We fuelled with 45 US gallons a savings of $84.60 US dollars on todays fillup alone. Now we bought 24 cans of beer for $12.97 compared to $42.00 and a 1/2 gallon of Whiskey for $12.97 compared to about $54.00 back home and another week of membership camping with full hook ups and no overnight fees. We feel like we have won the lottery!!! Like Larry says we saved all this money but where is it?
a nice driving day
        We arrived at Bear's Den resort in Grove Oklahoma about 2:30 pm.
         Campsites are first come  first served, so we found a nice pull thru site, all cement and a nice cement patio. Not many empty sites here. Guess what? If we did not pick a site beside out friends from Ontario, Emile and Monique, Galvin bay Resort in Buckhorn. Did not know they were here so was a nice surprise.
       It was cool but sunny, so once set up (half hour or so) we got together for a nice "Happy Hour" chat and catch up for a bit, then soon time for supper.
its a chilly day but we can handle it,
the sun just came out!
a nice large site
         Supper tonight we decided on something quick and easy. (no Weber Q tonight).Try a couple sausage we picked up the other day, from the Swiss Meat and Sausage company. Try out these Bacon and Cheddar Potato Bratwurst, with sauerkraut, boiled potatoes and carrots. Wow are these sausage ever good! Sure glad we stocked up while we were there!
awesome tasty supper
        Another great travel day, just movin on down the road. Think we will relax here for a week and check out a few things we have not seen in this area for a while. Why? because we can and like to make use of our (almost) free camping. We are not in hurry to go anywhere, just enjoying the sights. A bit cool but no snow yet and we have a very nice warm house.
         Thanks for stopping in and glad you could come along for the trip
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
 Check out the map below to see where we have been this Winter
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18 comments:

  1. Great to save money on gas! have fun and enjoy your week there.

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    1. Sure is, almost like being paid to travel!

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  3. Wish we were seeing those kinds of fuel prices. Our diesel is finally down to $3.61/gallon which is exciting. Enjoy your stay. How neat that you pulled in along side your friends.

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    1. Did not even realize it was them until we pulled in.

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  4. What a surprise being parked next to friends. Glad to see the fuel prices coming down a little.

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    1. It was a surprise, did not know they were here.

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  5. That was a lot of savings!
    Enjoy Oklahoma...we haven't spent much time there.

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    1. We have been here a few times and really enjoy it.

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  6. I didn't know gas was anyplace under $3.00 a gal. What a deal that was.

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  7. Howdy George,
    That does look like a nice place and to find your buddies there too, also.. That has to be the 'smallest' concrete patio I've seen in a RESORT !!! The coats sure make it look 'cooool', but 'happy-hour' is happy, no matter the weather... Is this an Indian owned operation?? I don't think the Cherokees have 'casinos', yet.. They're the 'Civilized Nation !!! Keep on comin' Southwest, across Okla homa,(YES THERE'S A GAP) I'll email it to you.... Don't hang around up there toooo long, OLD MAN WINTER is right behind you !!! BRATWURST RULES !!!! Any day with a BRAT is a HAPPY DAY !!!!!

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    1. We have places with no concrete patios so this is a bonus.
      Bears Den is Part of Ocean Canyons Resort properties, one of our Resorts of Distinction membership parks.
      The Cherokees have three Casinos in Okla homa. Yep I know about the gap. We slowly making our way south west, hopefully just ahead of that white stuff.

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  8. ROD is sure paying for it's self so far this winter and all nice parks to boot! The sausages sure sound good, Bacon, Cheddar, and potato Yum! Here in Cali saw regular for $3.57 this morning and seems to be dropping a bit everyday!

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    1. We do use our membership parks as much as we can. Very tasty sausage and a few other we bought too!

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  9. Love how u two travel!! Can't believe the price of alcohol in Canada!! WOW!

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    1. Alcohol and fuel are very expensive there, thats another reason why we enjoy travelling in the USA. Just a bit at a time for six months.

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