Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Moving on down the road a ways, heading further west and south. quiet Halloween here at the Flying J

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      Much colder here in Checotah OK, today, a high today of only 52 f (11C) and afternoon rain, time to move on down the road. We enjoyed the sunshine and warm weather here for a few days.
      No rush today just taking our time with coffee and cereal, walkabout for a bit as the sunrises, down by the lake to catch another beautiful sunrise.
excellent sunrises across the lake
the Pelicans front right and
the Geese on the left
       Then we secured our coach and wander on down the road. Through Oklahoma City to Sayre Oklahoma Flying J to refuel and relax for the rest of the day, his works fine for us. No rush just 250 miles, but we were disappointed that we passed 3 rest areas and all were closed. We do like to stop at the rest areas and stretch, walkabout a bit and at noon make a nice light lunch. We like that fact that they are easy off and easy on again.
nice quiet roads and good weather
coming through Oklahoma city,
Love the way they mark the highways here, no need to look up at the signs
          Finally we came across this trading post below. Large parking lot so we pulled in here.
tourist trap but a nice place to stop for a stretch and make lunch

Buffalo is their state animal, so Suzie got a Buffalo fix !
statue of a white buffalo, and a live one
back there in the coral
but hiding so not pic
nice mural here
hey that's me gonna spear a Buffalo?
      Another hour or so we Pulled into the Flying J, Rv fuel lanes and parking that we usually like.
      This Flying J is huge and lotsa Rv parking we found a perfect spot for the rest of today and tonight.
lotsa room here
even the truckers have lotsa room too
      We arrived at the Flying J in Sayre OK at just before 3 pm and fuelled up our coach. And checked our emails, and a walkabout this huge parking lot they have here and not too busy right now.
       New book for me to start today as well.
I finished another page turner and started this one today
another favourite author
      Suzie suggested we check out Denny's for supper, just because we can and have not eaten here for quite a few years. Plus the fact that she is our money manager, usually tells me what to cook for supper as well, guess it was time for a change? Last time we ate at a Denny's was when we met Croft and Norma (Croft's Mexico) for breakfast a few years ago in Pecos Texas. So I grabbed a couple of menus to see if anything could spark our interest.
      Looks like I found something I liked the look of  the Crazy Spicy Skillet, Looks tasty and spicy, right up may alley.
my spicy skillet was excellent with extra hot peppers and salsa
        And Suzie had the Bourbon chicken skillet, Both meals were excellent, very tasty and reasonable priced, both meals under $20.00, tip included, No complaints here. We thought we would have leftovers but could not stop eating until it was all gone!
Suzie loved her Chicken Bourbon skillet as well
all cleaned up
       Now that was a nice relaxing travel day too cold to be outside, but nice and sunny with not much traffic. Sure worked for us.
       Soon time to call it a night, finish posting this blog, read a bit more and check out whats on the tube for a bit.
      Thanks for stopping on by and I just know y'all had a great day, as long as you are not having snow like back home in some places of Ontario.
250 miles today

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Monday, October 30, 2017

A bit cooler and windy but clear cloudless sunny warm skies.

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       Much warmer last night even had most of the windows open. Was 59 F (15c) at 5 am really gotta love it. Then the temps dropped to 49 F for a while and eventually up to 60F but a NE wind made it feel cooler.
        But we had stuff to do, picked up a few groceries, made an early light lunch then a got a couple of loads of laundry done by 1 pm.
          Now to relax outside enjoying our e-readers in the warm sun behind our coach and out of the wind, was really nice. And I do what I usually do, read for a bit, a few walkabouts, drain our sewage tanks, check tire pressures, and oil, top up our fresh water tank with a few gallons for on the road. Read some more, chat with another new neighbor just enjoying this wonderful sunny day.
right behind our coach, sunny warm and no wind
Tornado shelter right behind us, not needed this time
      Then about 3 pm I prepped some baby back ribs (that I got on sale $2.00 a portion) with spice and sauerkraut , to put on our Weber Q for a couple of hours on low. For the recipe you can click HERE or my recipe blog  top right sidebar. Also added a quarter of an acorn squash each, seasoned with honey and pepper wrapped in foil for about 30 minutes to go with our tasty green salad and ribs.
finish the ribs on the grill mat so nice and tasty
fall off the bone, squash in foil
now this was wonderful and sure hit the spot
      After supper I stowed our Weber Q and chairs while Suzie did the dishes and even managed to grab a shot of another wonderful sunset again tonight.
what a way to wind down a wonderful day
       This is our last day here, on the road in the morning heading more towards the south west, just enjoying the weather and new scenery for us.
       Thanks for taking the time to check us out and hope you enjoyed your day as well.
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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Wonderful sunrise and sunset and in between was excellent as well.

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           At 5 am this morning it was 29 F (-1c)  outside but like usual we toasty warm and with the sunrise soon it will begin to warm up very nicely.
          Headed  out for a nice morning walkabout just after 7 am down by the lake here in the campground, looking for a nice sunrise and found one.
a mess of pelicans gathered here and another one in front
of the sunrise ready to land.
       Back home and Suzie wanted me to make some small loafs with this blueberry muffin mix that we love and can only buy here in the states. Easy and quick to do and oh so very tasty.
7 loafs made 6 wrapped up and in our freezer
    After a quick trip to town I did another walkabout in the daylight , lots of seasonal rv's here and most are under these covers. Protect from the sun and the tornadoes that can happen here.

          After lunch I cleaned and repainted the windshield wiper arms on our coach. Another thing that bugged me, the paint was coming off and beginning to rust. So a quick coat of rust proof paint makes them, look like new again and protects them
looking like new again
         Now we can relax in the sun and shade, got to 70 F (in the shade) and was wonderful clear blue cloudless skies = perfect. Enjoying our e-readers.
         Chatted with some new neighbours that pulled in beside us. Local people that have been travelling to a lot of places that we go , Ken and Shirley.
         Now with Halloween almost here what did we have? A black cat walk right by our site, is that an omen or what?
       Soon time to whip up supper, So I made our tasty salad and fired up our Weber Q to grill a cornish hen that we love and 1/2 of an acorn squash for us to enjoy.
about an hour for the hen. and done
to perfection
this sure did the trick tonight
enjoying our chicken as usual
       Supper done and checked for a sunset and yes it we very nice once again!
another wonderful sunset
       Just another great day doing what we do best, enjoying this amazing lifestyle .
       Thanks for stopping in and hope your day was wonderful as well.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Arkansas to Oklahoma and relax here for a few days.

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       It was a cool night, 34f (1C) at 5 am and frost on the ground and car. But we toasty warm, good for sleeping. Got our morning coffees and emails done, a nice walkabout then we secured the coach and headed on out down the road to Oklahoma, no rush just 252 miles today. We put in some long travel days to get here and our windows done, now we will cut back a bit for some more relaxing travel days and enjoy some new scenery and hopefully warmer weather. And a wonderful travel day it was, sunshine, very little wind, not much traffic and no rains. What more can we ask for?
now here for  a few more days
We getting ready soon to secure the coach and hit the road
nice quiet roads 8:30  Saturday morning 
          Then a some cross country back roads also very nice and quiet, just bogeying right along.
       Saw this sign and thought of the Music Group the Monkey's (Take the Last train to Clarksville") guess we missed it did not see the train!
        Not far from Oklahoma we stopped at a rest area for a stretch about 11:30 . Perfect time to make a bite to eat for lunch. And we parked right behind this classic Airstream Trailer and talked to the owner for a few minutes . It is a 1959, he has it almost completely restored , did and amazing job and polished it to a wonderful shine. He put it on a 2013 chassis and rebuilt the inside over the last 4 years , most of it original, restored . He is from  Maryland, heading to southern Arizona  to store it and the truck. He will fly back home and then him and his wife will fly back down to Arizona after Christmas , to enjoy some boondocking in the southwest.
Bill this is for you!
this is a great restoration
         A little further down the we road stopped at the Oklahoma Welcome centre/rest area. Love these picnic table pavilions below.
         2 pm we arrived at the Terra Starr Rv park in Checotah Oklahoma  and checked in, it is one of our membership parks (Coast to Coast) we will be at for 3 nights. $13.50 a night for full hookups, (30 amps) thats all we need, 50 amps  a buck a night more. We will just chill here, looks like good sunny weather for 3 days, so we will take full advantage of it.
a nice large pull through site
all  set up and relaxed by 2:30. and got a few walkabouts here
nice pool , closed for the winter
tennis courts 
right behind us is the Tornado shelter,
this is Oklahoma, tornado alley
nice secure shelter if needed
       Eventually after relaxing and reading for a bit. I whipped up a salad to go with our leftovers from last night at Coltons in Searcy Arkansas .
Suzie's fettucinni alfredo with shrimp
my catfish and fries,
this sure hit the spot, was very tasty the
second time around too.
         After supper I went out to catch whatever sunset I could get at 6:20 pm.
 no cloud cover but a nice bright sun and clear blue skies.
6:20 pm 
6:25 pm not too bad at all of no clouds
       That was our fun day enjoying the journey and new scenery, and now just to hang out and a new place for a few days. Time to enjoy some sunny weather and nice clear unfoggy windows.
        Thanks for taking the time to stop in and hime your enjoyed your day as well.
254 miles today,
Arkansas to Oklahoma
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