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Home Is Where We Park It:   Onapa Campground and  RV Park,  Checotah, OK 74426

August 30 2019

Temperature 75

It Just Keeps Getting Better – NOT!

This morning was moving day – from the State Park to the Private RV Park where a pull-through with 50 amp awaited us.

One problem, when we awoke it was thunder and lightening, and pouring rain.  It seemed that the pattern from yesterday was repeating.  We were still sliding down a slippery slop.  Moreover, according to the weather report there would be no break until sometime around 12 noon.  We decided to be optimistic so we got dressed and sat and waited hoping it would break sooner than that.  We got our wish around 9 am.  We quickly brought in the slides, up with the jacks, then we disconnected from the mother ship and we were rolling.

Ten minutes later we were at our new home.  But before we get to that.  Once we were on site we decided to go get some breakfast.  Per local recommendation we went to


This time the recommendation was spot on.  The food was delicious and both of us earned a place in the clean plate club.

While there I discovered some really neat pictures and other items around the diner.  Here’s a few I know will delight someone’s heart.




Finally, a couple of neat signs for you to work on.  See if you can come up with what each says.  Ready?  The first is an easy one.  Hint, look at it as a whole.


Now for the second one.  Hint, zig and zag.


Breakfast over we headed back to set up our new home.  It’s nice enough but hardly as appealing appearance wise as the State Park.  There is absolutely no site separation.  No nice green grass.  No concrete pad.  Yet, at $14 a night, pull-through, 50 amp and reasonably level we can overlook a lot.


This is the typical pull-through site.  Oh, the sites in the back do have green grass but these are the sites for the permanent residents.


There are a number of full time residents here all along the back perimeter of the park.


This is the home of the owner of the park as well as the camp office.  She, her husband and three kids run and take care of the park.


Of course the reason we moved here  was really two fold.  First, we didn’t have the site we booked.  Second, the negative attitude of the park ranger.  We felt that with the temperatures supposed to be in the 90 degree range we would need a 50 amp site for the AC/fridge/Hot water heater.  Yes, we’ve done all this on 30 amp before and probably could have this time.  I just have a problem with people who refuse to honor what one is due.  So guess what?  Now they’re saying the temperature probably will not get out of the mid 80’s.  We’re still sliding down that slope.

Time now to do the blog.  The slide continued.  The link I had created and been inserting blog after blog is gone.  I have no idea what happened but hours, and hours of work are gone.  I believe I know what I’m going to be doing tomorrow.  I do hope the slide is now over.

That was our slippery slope day on The Road of Retirement.  Hey, did you figure out the two signs?

The first one is

Here stop and spend a social hour in harmless mirth and fun let friendship reighn be just and kind and evil speak of none.

The second one is

The Boomarang Diners Say Thank You

Thanks for joining us again today.  We always enjoy your company and your comments.  Catch you tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before

See you on down the road!



  1. Oh, yes!!! Elvis!!!! I’m glad you told me what those signs said because I had no idea. Glad you have your 50 Amp site and hope things start looking up. Just remember you and Barbara are living a dream and doing it together. Keep smiling through those rain drops because the sun will shine again.


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