April 16, 2022

Temperature 56 Degrees, Rain, Gusting Wind, Cold

Let The Sightseeing Begin!

We knew that today, for us, was going to be a long day. All total it would be about a six hour drive. So we were up early and ready to roll. However, as it worked out we were able to break the trip up into two three hour drives.

So, this morning we awoke to the sound of rain. Not a great start to a long day. However, the road we started out on was in great shape and there was next to no traffic. I’ll tell you what if, and I know it will never happen, if I lived in this state I would definitely want a Corvette. My goodness, the speed limit even on back county roads is a minimum of 70 mph. And I believe that for most residents of this state is only a suggestion.

OK, as I said we were able to break our day up into two three hour drives. The first break was for fuel. This time we found a great truck stop. The fuel lanes in the back and the plaza overall was in great condition. The price was under $5 dollars which was great. Especially, since we soon were to discover the price further north is also north of $5.

It was now just short of noon time and the rain was a distant memory. In it’s place came the winds. Strong, gusting winds from the northeast. Guess what? We were headed due north at this point in the trip. So much for good fuel mileage

Some have asked about this little guy.

Unfortunately, our Proton is not a traveler. When we’re on the road he is all over the rig and of course Ms. Barbara as well. Up on the seat with her. Then down. Then behind my seat. He just doesn’t settle down, not even for a minute. Then, when we get to where we are going he just collapses. He won’t eat rather he just curls up on the couch and sleeps the sleep of death. Maybe by the time we get home he will get the hang of this whole nomad thing.

Fuel stop and lunch now finished we headed north to our new home in Oklahoma City.

In due time we arrived at our new home. This place is huge. It is also well kept and immaculate. When we rolled through the front gate we were met by our hostess who completed our paperwork at our rig and then escorted us to our site.

We have a concrete pad that is of adequate width and the spacing between sites is not bad. However, we are on a hill and as you can see we are anything but level side to side. The jacks, though, quickly took care of the situation. Well, the utilities are all hooked up, the slides are out, the Dish antenna is up and was able to find all three satellites. Guess what? I’m going inside and collapse. I’ve had enough driving for the last four days. It’s such a wonderful though knowing that we don’t have to get up and move again tomorrow. Yipee!

Life on The Road of Retirement is good. Tomorrow we’ll take it easy. We’ll do some house keeping and get Elvira sparkling clean. Then we’ll gear up for some serious sightseeing the remainder of the week. But first we need to dig out our winter gear. We knew it might get a bit chilly along the way but I’m sorry it is just darn cold. Oh well, we’ll make it through.

Thanks again for stopping by today  It’s always great to be able to share our story with others. Comments? Feel free to share them with me. And always remember, cherish each day that God gives you and live it to the fullest.

Our continuing mission remains the same: 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


  1. It sounds like you and Proton both collapsed after a day of driving. I can just see Barbara looking at you two and shaking her head. 🙂 Proton looks cute. The place looks nice. It’s a little chilly, but you know how to roll with it! Get it? ha ha. Have a great Easter Sunday!


    1. Actually, we all did. Proton absolutely wears Barbara out, up, down, trying to jump on the dashboard, trying to jump in my seat. This park is huge, a variety of sites, some I would never, ever want to be in. Customer service, though, is top notch. Have a great Easter Sunday.

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  2. Poor Proton. Hoping he will feel better the further you go. Your site looks very nice and the levelers make all the troublesome spots go away. Enjoy your stay and have a joyous Easter.


      1. We’re in Twin Fountains RV Park. A large RV park, a mix of sites, some concrete, some gravel, some I could never get into, some level, others really unlevel. Customer service, though, is excellent.


  3. I love the photo of Proton! Such a happy smile. I hope he gets the hang of this traveling thing sooner rather than later. Would it help to have a crate/carrier for him to travel in? He might feel more secure in a smaller enclosed area.


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